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Gold Price Chart

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Keep track of the latest gold prices with our user-friendly charts, which showcase both real-time and past gold price data. Tailor the information according to your preferences and access detailed daily price insights by simply hovering over the chart. Easily view the current gold spot price and plan your purchase today.

Gold as an Investment

Alternatively, investing in gold certificates is an option. These certificates represent ownership of a specific amount of gold stored securely. Unlike owning physical gold, you don't physically possess the gold with certificates. While some find buying paper gold convenient, others prefer the tangible experience of owning and holding physical precious metals. Find out more about precious metals prices:

Gold can be bought as an investment in two forms: bullion or certificates. Bullion comes in bars, coins, and rounds, with different sizes available. Bars can range from one gram to 400 ounces, while coins are usually one ounce or smaller. Physical gold is sought after by those who want protection against currency devaluation and stock market fluctuations. Find out more on our Blog assisting you in making informed investment decisions with insightful analysis on gold, silver, and platinum.

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The Gold Spot Price Today

The spot price of gold is the most commonly used standard for determining the current rate of a troy ounce of gold. It is influenced by various factors such as market speculation, currency values, current events, and more. The gold spot price serves as a basis for bullion dealers to determine the precise price to charge for a specific gold coin or bar. These prices are calculated in troy ounces and can change every few seconds during market hours.

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Spot Gold Price FAQ

Q: What does the "gold spot price" mean?

The price of an ounce of gold is subject to fluctuations based on global economic conditions, supply and demand dynamics, market sentiment, and geopolitical events. See our price charts for the most accurate and up-to-date information of gold prices or use our Price Alert feature to get notified when the price of precious metals drops.

Q: How often do gold prices change?

Gold spot prices are highly volatile, changing frequently during market hours based on news, supply and demand, and macroeconomic factors. They are determined by domestic and foreign exchanges, updating consistently from 6 PM to 5:15 PM EST, Sunday to Friday (with a brief closure from 5:15 PM to 6 PM EST on weekdays). Fluctuations occur due to supply/demand and other factors.

Q: How are spot gold prices determined?

Gold is a globally traded commodity and is traded on various exchanges, including those in Chicago, New York, Zurich, Hong Kong, and London. The COMEX, which is part of the CME Group in Chicago, is the primary exchange for determining the spot gold price. The spot price is calculated using data from the front month futures contract traded on the COMEX. If the front month contract has low or no trading volume, the next delivery month with the highest volume will be used.

Q: What do Bid and Ask prices mean?

Bid prices represent the highest current offer to buy in the market, while Ask prices represent the lowest current offer to sell in the market. If you are a buyer, you will pay the Ask price, and if you are a seller, you will receive the Bid price. The difference between these two prices is called the bid-ask spread, and a tighter spread indicates a more liquid product. Contact us at 1.888.861.0775 or book a free consultation and make sure you have all the information.