Gold vs S&P 500 Chart | 100 YEARs

The following Gold vs. S&P 500 chart tracks the ratio of the S&P 500 stock market index to the fiat US dollar price of gold per troy ounce.

The number tells you how many ounces of gold bullion priced in fiat US dollars it would take to buy the S&P 500 at any given time over the past 100 years.

The lowest the Gold vs. S&P 500 ratio has reached during the 1980 gold bull market peak where the prices of virtually all commodities were hitting then record nominal price highs as well.

The 1980 gold price reached over $850 oz yet since then in 2011 gold prices hit their still record nominal price high of over $1,900 US dollars per troy ounce.

There is a mathematical backtested argument to be made for always holding a prudent allocation to gold bullion in one’s investment portfolio.

Gold vs S&P 500 Chart - [ 100 Years ]

gold vs s&p 500 chart SD Bullion

With the S&P 500 currently near record nominal price high levels, it makes good sense to be taking some profits and perhaps allocate them into precious metals such as gold.

If history was to repeat and the Gold vs. S&P 500 ratio was to drop substantially again, the chances of being able to acquire nearly 10Xs the amount of S&P 500 stock shares using gold bullion is a possibility in the coming decade(s) potentially.

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James Anderson
James Anderson
Senior Market Analyst & Content

A bullion buyer years before the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, James Anderson is a grounded precious metals researcher, content creator, and physical investment grade bullion professional. He has authored several Gold & Silver Guides and has been featured on the History Channel, Zero Hedge, Gold-Eagle, Silver Seek, Value Walk and many more. You can pick up Jame's most recent, comprehensive 200+ Page book here at SD Bullion.

Given that repressed commodity values are now near 100-year low level valuations versus large US stocks, James remains convinced investors and savers should buy and maintain a prudent physical bullion position now, before more unfunded promises debase away in the coming decades...