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iShares Silver Trust (SLV)
Risk-Adjusted Performance

ETF Info

Inception DateApr 28, 2006
CategoryPrecious Metals
Index TrackedSilver Bullion
Home Pagewww.ishares.com
Asset ClassCommodity

Expense Ratio

SLV features an expense ratio of 0.50%, falling within the medium range.

Expense ratio chart for SLV: current value at 0.50% compared with the broader market ranging from 0.00% to 2.12%.0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%0.50%

Share Price Chart

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iShares Silver Trust

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Performance Chart

The chart shows the growth of an initial investment of $10,000 in iShares Silver Trust, comparing it to the performance of the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. All prices have been adjusted for splits and dividends.

SLV (iShares Silver Trust)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

S&P 500

Returns By Period

iShares Silver Trust had a return of 27.04% year-to-date (YTD) and 20.36% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, iShares Silver Trust had an annualized return of 3.30%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 10.97%, indicating that iShares Silver Trust did not perform as well as the benchmark.

1 month2.79%2.10%
6 months34.00%17.92%
1 year20.36%22.68%
5 years (annualized)12.82%13.47%
10 years (annualized)3.30%10.97%

Monthly Returns

The table below presents the monthly returns of SLV, with color gradation from worst to best to easily spot seasonal factors. Returns are adjusted for dividends.


Risk-Adjusted Performance

Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank

The current rank of SLV is 34, suggesting that the investment has average results relative to other ETFs in terms of risk-adjusted performance. This ranking is determined by the cumulative values of the indicators listed below.

The Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank of SLV is 3434
SLV (iShares Silver Trust)
The Sharpe Ratio Rank of SLV is 3232Sharpe Ratio Rank
The Sortino Ratio Rank of SLV is 3434Sortino Ratio Rank
The Omega Ratio Rank of SLV is 3535Omega Ratio Rank
The Calmar Ratio Rank of SLV is 2929Calmar Ratio Rank
The Martin Ratio Rank of SLV is 3838Martin Ratio Rank
The risk-adjusted ranks indicate the investment's position relative to the market. A rank closer to 100 signifies top-performing investments, while a rank closer to 0 might suggest underperformance, based on the selected ratio. The values are calculated based on the past 12 months of returns.

Risk-Adjusted Performance Indicators

The charts below present risk-adjusted performance metrics for iShares Silver Trust (SLV) and compare them to a chosen benchmark (^GSPC). These indicators evaluate an investment's returns against its associated risks.

Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for SLV, currently valued at 0.76, compared to the broader market0.
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for SLV, currently valued at 1.25, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.001.25
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for SLV, currently valued at 1.15, compared to the broader market1.
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for SLV, currently valued at 0.36, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.0020.000.36
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for SLV, currently valued at 2.75, compared to the broader market0.0050.00100.00150.002.75
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 2.10, compared to the broader market0.
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 2.94, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.002.94
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.37, compared to the broader market1.
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.66, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.0020.001.66
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 7.83, compared to the broader market0.0050.00100.00150.007.83

Sharpe Ratio

The current iShares Silver Trust Sharpe ratio is 0.76. This value is calculated based on the past 1 year of trading data and takes into account price changes and dividends.

Use the chart below to compare the Sharpe ratio of iShares Silver Trust with the selected benchmark, providing insights into the investment's historical performance in terms of risk-adjusted returns. Go to the Sharpe ratio tool for more fine-grained control over the calculation options.

Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio-0.500.000.501.001.502.002.503.00FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
SLV (iShares Silver Trust)
Benchmark (^GSPC)


Dividend History

iShares Silver Trust doesn't pay dividends


Drawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.

SLV (iShares Silver Trust)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below displays the maximum drawdowns of the iShares Silver Trust. A maximum drawdown is a measure of risk, indicating the largest reduction in portfolio value due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown for the iShares Silver Trust was 76.28%, occurring on Mar 18, 2020. The portfolio has not yet recovered.

The current iShares Silver Trust drawdown is 41.45%.



To Bottom


To Recover



-76.28%Apr 29, 20112236Mar 18, 2020
-57.08%Mar 6, 2008164Oct 27, 2008479Sep 22, 2010643
-35.23%May 12, 200622Jun 13, 2006353Nov 6, 2007375
-13.09%Jan 3, 201116Jan 25, 201117Feb 17, 201133
-10.81%Nov 7, 200728Dec 17, 200714Jan 8, 200842


Volatility Chart

The current iShares Silver Trust volatility is 8.84%, representing the average percentage change in the investments's value, either up or down over the past month. The chart below shows the rolling one-month volatility.

SLV (iShares Silver Trust)
Benchmark (^GSPC)