Data Source: from January 2007 to September 2021

Last Update: 30 Sep 2021

Category: Commodities
ETF: iShares Silver Trust (SLV)

In the last 10 years, the iShares Silver Trust (SLV) ETF obtained a -3.37% compound annual return, with a 28.59% standard deviation.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Commodity
  • Commodity: Silver

Capital Growth and Historical Returns

Capital growth, returns, stats are calculated assuming a reinvestment of dividends.

Time Range:
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Period Returns
Sep 2021
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
-7.32%
-7.32%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
0 - 1
3M
-15.28%
-15.29%
Jul 2021 - Sep 2021
0 - 3
6M
-9.60%
-20.78%
Jun 2021 - Sep 2021
2 - 4
YTD
-16.48%
-20.78%
Jun 2021 - Sep 2021
3 - 6
1Y
-5.18%
24.59%
-20.78%
Jun 2021 - Sep 2021
5 - 7
3Y
+14.33%
annualized
33.71%
-23.91%
Sep 2019 - Mar 2020
18 - 18
5Y
+2.43%
annualized
28.04%
-28.30%
Oct 2016 - Mar 2020
28 - 32
10Y
-3.37%
annualized
28.59%
-61.10%
Mar 2012 - Mar 2020
53 - 67
MAX
01 Jan 2007
+3.22%
annualized
32.60%
-72.16%
May 2011 - Mar 2020
87 - 90
* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

Drawdowns

Drawdonws Chart:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

iShares Silver Trust (SLV) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+9.07% +156.74%
May 2010 - Apr 2011
-40.54%
Dec 2012 - Nov 2013
51.81%
2 Years
+5.39% +95.95%
May 2009 - Apr 2011
-32.30%
Dec 2012 - Nov 2014
44.16%
3 Years
+3.65% +51.69%
Nov 2008 - Oct 2011
-26.70%
May 2011 - Apr 2014
47.89%
5 Years
+0.13% +20.74%
Sep 2007 - Aug 2012
-18.38%
May 2011 - Apr 2016
53.39%
7 Years
-2.12% +7.32%
Jul 2007 - Jun 2014
-14.72%
May 2011 - Apr 2018
52.13%
10 Years
-0.15% +3.42%
Nov 2008 - Oct 2018
-6.47%
May 2011 - Apr 2021
46.55%

* Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the iShares Silver Trust (SLV) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

In the table below, for the iShares Silver Trust (SLV) ETF, the average monthly return is represented.

Below each return, it's also mentioned the probability of obtaining a positive monthly result (Win %).

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.

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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Win %
4.77
80%
2.58
60%
-2.63
27%
1.64
33%
0.21
47%
-1.42
40%
3.65
67%
1.80
53%
-3.19
40%
0.59
57%
-0.96
29%
1.31
57%
Best
Year
19.8
2012
20.9
2011
11.1
2011
27.5
2011
26.7
2009
17.6
2016
33.2
2020
18.1
2013
13.8
2007
15.7
2011
13.5
2010
16.7
2020
Worst
Year
-9.2
2011
-9.5
2013
-16.0
2020
-14.4
2013
-19.8
2011
-13.5
2009
-6.3
2015
-23.7
2008
-28.5
2011
-19.2
2008
-9.2
2015
-15.8
2011
Statistics calculated for the period Jan 2007 - Sep 2021

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.

Monthly Returns of iShares Silver Trust (SLV) ETF:

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021
-16.48% 1.7 -1.3 -8.0 5.8 7.9 -6.5 -2.4 -6.3 -7.3
2020
+47.30% 0.8 -7.7 -16.0 7.1 19.2 2.1 33.2 15.8 -17.5 1.6 -4.3 16.7
2019
+14.88% 3.7 -2.8 -3.1 -1.1 -2.6 5.0 6.1 12.8 -7.2 6.3 -5.9 4.8
2018
-9.19% 2.3 -5.4 -0.3 -0.2 0.5 -2.0 -3.6 -6.6 0.6 -2.3 -0.7 9.0
2017
+5.82% 10.1 4.5 -0.7 -5.5 0.6 -4.2 1.2 4.7 -5.5 0.3 -1.8 3.1
2016
+14.56% 3.0 4.5 3.4 15.7 -10.5 17.6 8.3 -8.4 2.7 -6.8 -7.7 -3.5
2015
-12.42% 9.8 -4.1 0.4 -3.1 3.6 -6.0 -6.3 -0.6 -0.9 6.7 -9.2 -1.9
2014
-19.51% -1.4 10.3 -6.4 -3.1 -2.1 12.0 -3.3 -4.4 -12.6 -5.2 -4.3 1.6
2013
-36.30% 3.6 -9.5 -0.4 -14.4 -8.6 -11.5 0.9 18.1 -7.5 1.0 -8.8 -2.8
2012
+9.02% 19.8 3.9 -6.5 -4.1 -10.5 -1.2 1.8 13.5 8.7 -6.6 3.5 -9.2
2011
-10.74% -9.2 20.9 11.1 27.5 -19.8 -10.0 14.8 4.1 -28.5 15.7 -4.3 -15.8
2010
+82.47% -3.9 1.1 6.7 6.5 -1.3 1.0 -3.5 7.7 12.6 13.4 13.5 10.0
2009
+47.68% 11.8 2.9 -0.7 -4.5 26.7 -13.5 2.4 6.7 12.0 -1.9 12.9 -8.9
2008
-23.79% 14.4 17.0 -13.4 -1.9 -0.3 3.5 1.6 -23.7 -11.4 -19.2 6.8 9.5
2007
+14.25% 5.1 4.5 -5.5 -0.1 0.4 -7.7 3.7 -6.3 13.8 5.2 -3.2 5.7
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