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Gold, silver and platinum charts

Current rate: € 42.446,99
 

Gold chart

Current rate: € 489,34
 

Silver chart

Current rate: € 27.154,54
 

Platinum chart

  • Gold

  • €/kilo€ 42.446,99
  • €/troy ounce€ 1.320,25
  • $/kilo$ 47.255,20
  • $/troy ounce$ 1.469,80
  • Silver

  • €/kilo€ 489,34
  • €/troy ounce€ 15,22
  • $/kilo$ 544,75
  • $/troy ounce$ 16,94
  • Platinum

  • €/kilo€ 27.154,54
  • €/troy ounce€ 844,60
  • $/kilo$ 30.391,20
  • $/troy ounce$ 945,27

Gold and silver charts
Whoever is interested in the price of gold, silver or platinum is always directed towards graphs with a price displayed over a timeline. This is the international spot price for the precious metal of your choice. However this spot price is never the price you pay for the delivery of an actual silver, gold or platinum bar. How is that possible when the spot price means for direct delivery (delivery on the ‘spot’).

The reason actual gold, silver or platinum prices are higher than spot prices is that although it is ready for delivery on paper, the cost of physical delivery is not included. Not even the cost of gold bar production is included in the spot price. So actually nothing but the right of ownership is ready for delivery. If you want a real product to hold in your hand you will still have to pay the producer, shipper and retailer that deliver it to you.

Especially when physical precious metals are in great demand (like in Asia) the difference between the spot price and a physical precious metal bar can become great.

The way the spot price works 

There are many trading floors for precious metals around the world. Sydney, Singapore, Shanghai, Zurich, London and New York are a few of the biggest. But even in the bazars of Istanbul and Tripoli there are gold markets were trades match prices. That means there is not one gold price. Still prices cannot differ too much.

Especially between the bigger markets were people from all over the world have excess, the difference cannot become very large. For instance if Zurich is cheaper than London, buyers would stop buying in London and buy in Zürich leading to a price drop in London. This would move the buyers back to the London market. In this way prices in the larger markets level themselves out.

Which price is portrayed depends on the graph you choose to watch. Some graphs reflect all the trades made in all the large gold markets (composite quotes) and some reflect only one market. But as explained above the difference between these types of graphs will never be very significant.

Standardization of the gold and silver price

Because prices from different trading floors are watched and traded by traders all over the world the denomination is standardized. All the internationally operating trading floors (not the trading floors in the bazar of Istanbul and Tripoli) trade gold, silver and platinum in dollars per troy ounce (31,103 grams). This means that if you don’t hold dollars yourself you will also have to keep the exchange rate between your currency and the dollar in mind when following the spot price.

You can choose between representation in euros or dollars and kilograms or troy ounces in the AmsterdamGold graph module above. To choose your preferred representation just click on the buttons below the graphs. It is also possible to view historical charts based on the gold and silver fixings.