What is the Price of Gold?
The price of Gold in the marketplace varies but can be bought and sold for instant delivery. Gold prices are rapidly changing, making it essential to stay updated on market conditions and events currently happening that can affect the buy and sell of gold.
The price of Gold is referred to today as the spot price of Gold. Gold is usually valued by the weight of pure metal content.
Gold is always quoted in troy ounces and can be converted into any quantity a person is looking to buy or sell for. Gold prices are universal as most Gold markets use current, live updates that are listed in the U.S. dollar.
Bullion Express lists live, up to date Gold prices in real-time. See above for today’s current price of Gold.
Gold Spot Price FAQs
What is the gold price quoting exactly?
When you see the price of gold posted somewhere, such as on a website or a dealer’s page, it will usually be quoted as the spot gold price per troy ounce in U.S. dollars (USD). One can, however, get the price of gold per gram or kilo, as well.
What does the “spot price” mean?
The spot price of gold — or any commodity for that matter — represents the price at which the commodity may be exchanged and delivered upon now. This is in contrast to gold or commodity futures contracts, which specify a price for the commodity for a future delivery date.
How are spot gold prices determined?
Gold is a commodity that is traded all over the world, and as such, it trades across many different exchanges, such as Chicago, New York, Zurich, Hong Kong, and London. The COMEX, formerly part of the New York Mercantile Exchange and now part of the CME Group in Chicago, is the key exchange for determining the spot gold price. The spot gold price is calculated using data from the front month futures contract traded on the COMEX. If the front month contract has little to no volume, then the next delivery month with the most volume will be utilized.
How does Bullion Express determine gold spot prices?
Our up-to-the-minute spot price feed is compiled from the collective data of various reliable sources to ensure our spot prices are always as accurate and current as possible.
What are Bid and Ask prices?
Bid prices represent the current maximum offer to buy in the market, and Ask prices represent the current minimum 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 the two prices is the bid-ask spread, and the tighter the spread, the more liquid the product.
Why can’t I buy gold at the spot price or below?
The gold spot price is the prevailing price for an ounce of .999 fine gold that is deliverable right now. The spot price does not take into account dealer or distributor markups or markups by the minting or manufacturing company. Most of our inventory is purchased directly from the mint; those products are priced at the spot price plus a markup for the mint or maker to turn a profit.
The dealer then also has to make a profit in order to stay in business. The dealer will take their purchase price, then markup the products further to cover dealer costs and a profit margin. This is why dealers will typically buy from individuals at or below the spot gold price and they will sell above the spot gold price. The spread between their buy and sell prices represents the dealer’s gross profit.
So if gold is quoted at $1320 per ounce, how much gold can I get for that price?
Spot gold prices are quoted as the price of 1 troy ounce of .999 percent fine gold deliverable now. This means you can usually purchase one ounce of gold bullion for right around this price plus the dealer’s premium.
What currency is the spot gold price quoted in?
Gold is traded in U.S. dollars (USD) and is therefore quoted in USD. In areas outside of the U.S., the spot gold price is taken in USD and simply converted to local currency.
Is the price of gold the same all over the world?
The price for an ounce of gold is the same all over the globe; otherwise an arbitrage opportunity would exist. The world spot gold price is simply converted into local currencies to give market participants the price for 1 troy ounce of .999 fine gold in their respective local currency.