On this page we present an automatically updating platinum return calculator. Enter any dates since January 31, 1980, and we will compute the annualized and total returns on a platinum investment. Optionally, adjust returns automatically for inflation (CPI).
Platinum prices are updated once a quarter, and resolution is one month. The tool will automatically snap to the best dates for your inputs.
An Inflation Adjusted Platinum Return Calculator
Sources and Credits for the Platinum Return Calculator
- Inflation is based on the CPI-U from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. We use interpolation and extrapolation to present daily inflation indices; please see our original article, the Daily Inflation Calculator, for the full details on the methodology.
- The palladium price quotes are credit the IMF's cross-country data statistics, and the API is provided through NASDAQ Data Link.
- The prices are monthly resolution, but the IMF only updates once a quarter. The tool will snap to the best available data for your input.
Platinum as an Investment
Platinum was first labeled as a precious metal in the 1700s, giving it a fair amount of time to be considered as investment quality - although it has nowhere near the storied history of silver and gold. Hopefully this data helps you make sense of the platinum market... or maybe it allows you to grasp a bit of the market before you invest in a certain expensive type of jewelry.
We, however, give no advice to the suitability of platinum in a portfolio - please consult an advisor to discuss if platinum is an appropriate option.
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