Gold is long considered a beneficial asset during periods of uncertainty. Historically, it generated long-term positive returns in both good times and bad. This duality reflects the diverse sources of demand for gold and differentiates it from other investment assets. And gold's benefits to investors are best understood in context with other assets and from a global perspective. As such, we publish performance metrics (returns) for gold and relevant asset classes in multiple currencies.
Gold returns in other currencies
Data as of
Sources: Bloomberg, ICE Benchmark Administration, World Gold Council; Disclaimer
Length and Frequency
The chart and table summarises investment returns for a range of assets, including gold, over various time periods (ranging from 1 month up to 40 years).
This data set is updated monthly.
This data is provided in percentages.