BullionVault's Gold Price Chart

Live gold prices in Zurich, London, New York, Singapore and Toronto

Gold Spot Price

The spot gold price in British Pounds updates live on this chart. It tracks the spot price for gold bullion settled in the UK, which is the global benchmark for valuing gold deals made around the world today.

Where does the live spot gold rate on this chart come from? Today's spot price is the average gold rate being quoted by bullion dealers in the wholesale market. They trade large gold bars for settlement at current values, rather than in the future from now.

By convention, these dealers quote spot prices for gold stored in London – heart of the world's wholesale market. Different locations, such as New York, Singapore or Zurich, are then priced at a premium or discount to that UK spot rate.

Why spot gold rates differ from other market prices

Most importantly, each spot-market dealer quotes their own rates to buy gold or sell it, and each deal is done directly with one client at a time, one on one.

So unlike a share price on the stock market, this live, ever-changing gold price is not created by an official exchange or electronic trading system such as the UK's London Stock Exchange or the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). Instead, the spot gold price is in fact a blend of different gold prices quoted by thousands of bullion-bank dealers working around the world.

None of these banks will necessarily deal at the spot gold price you see on the chart above (although they will all herd around it, watching each other's quotes to make sure they stay competitive). There are also many subtly different versions of the UK spot gold price, each one built from a different mix of quoted gold rates and data feeds.

BullionVault's gold price chart, for example, takes data from multiple sources covering hundreds of physical gold dealers worldwide. It also shows you the average mid-point of their spot quotes to buy or to sell gold. So this market-leading chart is only a guide. It doesn't show you an exact price or value for gold. No spot gold chart does.

Why isn't there a single spot gold price?

Starting in Sydney, Australia each morning – and then moving onto Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai, Zurich, London, New York and finally California's business hours – the world's spot gold market is what's known as "Over The Counter" (OTC).

In this OTC market, each gold buyer and seller works directly with the other, and each individual deal – often still agreed over the telephone – sets a unique gold price and quantity. This is very different to buying and selling equities through a stock-market exchange such as the NYSE in New York.

Electronic trading exchanges show your order to everyone else using that platform, and your deal is cleared by the company running the exchange. This means that it accepts the shares from the seller, and it transfers them to the buyer. The exchange also guarantees to transfer shares to the buyer, and pay money to the seller, even if the other party fails to deliver.

Spot gold trading is different. It sees the buyer and seller first research each other's credit and financial standing, signing an agreement to do business. Each deal is then a private trade between themselves. Nothing is standardized in this spot gold market besides the high quality of the Good Delivery gold bars that change hands. So as a result, the world's gold dealers also lack a single, market-wide spot price.

London Fix: A daily UK gold alternative to spot

That's one reason the LBMA Gold Price exists. Formerly known as the ‘Fix’, this benchmark has run daily since 1919, broken only by WWII. It offers a single UK gold value twice a day.

This 'fixing' price is found by gathering together client orders from across the market. Using the current spot gold price as a starting point, different gold values are then tried – higher or lower – looking for the rate where the total current demand to buy gold at this 'fixing' auction meets the supply now for sale.

Private investors like you can now access this gold market direct, buying and selling at the UK gold benchmark through BullionVault. Or trade live at current spot gold prices using our award-winning Order Board online.

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Gold Price Chart FAQ
This gold price chart is a live feed of the spot price in the wholesale market. It closes over the weekend and public holidays. BullionVault, on the other hand, never shuts. It allows you to trade 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Set a custom gold price alert to be emailed whenever the gold price moves through your chosen value. Alternatively, follow our Tweets to be alerted whenever the gold price moves by a particular amount.

Yes, BullionVault gives you direct access to wholesale gold, silver, platinum and palladium at live professional-market prices, starting from as little as 1 gram at a time.

It's important to understand that the spot price shown above on BullionVault's chart is provided for reference. Like the spot price published by other sources (such as Reuters or Bloomberg) it represents the average of many wholesale quotes, and – crucially – it represents the average of those quotes' mid-points.

Spot, in other words, doesn't necessarily reflect a price you might actually get from any individual bank or dealer, and it cannot reflect the spread between prices to buy and prices to sell.

For private investors, only BullionVault gives you direct access to that trading spread, enabling you to set or accept prices as you choose using our live Order Board.

You will benefit from the lowest costs for buying, selling and storing gold. You can also calculate commission and gold storage fees using our cost calculator

The Daily Price of gold is determined by London's biggest bullion banks, who agree on a price to clear their outstanding client and inhouse orders at a fixed time each day. The London Bullion Market Association publishes this price on its website.

The price is determined on UK working weekdays at 3pm London time for gold (midday for silver, 2pm for platinum and palladium). The prices are made public at midnight. Orders are processed shortly after the price is determined using a provisional, estimated price, and then adjusted to the published price on the following working day. Place your order for gold by 2:35pm to secure the daily price shown (11:40am for silver, 1:35pm for platinum and palladium).

No Daily Price is published on Saturday and Sunday, or on certain UK public holidays.

Yes. Ordering at the Daily Price is an easy way to buy and sell gold. Tell us how much you want to trade and we'll do the rest for you.

The actual bullion and cash normally take two working days to settle to your account. For a purchase, your funds stay in your account and are reserved until the bullion is settled. Likewise for a sale, the bullion you are selling is reserved in your account until you receive the cash, typically after two working days.

Open orders are only executed on days when an appropriate gold price is published.

The Daily Price of gold is published in troy ounces in US Dollars, Euros and British Pounds (1 troy oz = 0.0311034768 kg). On BullionVault, you place orders in kilograms. We convert the as-published price of gold per ounce to a price of gold per kg and round up to the nearest Dollar, Euro or Pound. We use the same gold price per kg for buying and for selling with no spread.

Many factors impact the changing price of gold, including supply and demand, central bank monetary policy, inflation and the performance of stock markets and bonds.

Articles exploring gold and its relationship with the financial markets are published on BullionVault's Gold News each day. Additionally, once you open a BullionVault account, you can opt-in to receive the Weekly Market Update. This weekly email explores and discusses current movements in silver, platinum, palladium and gold prices and the reasons behind them.

BullionVault is the world's largest online investment gold, silver, platinum and palladium service, currently taking care of some $3.7 billion for more than 100,000 users.
Yes. You can monitor the current price of gold today by changing the chart scale to 10 minutes, 1 hour, 6 hours or 1 day. You can also keep track of the gold price on your iPhone or Android device with the BullionVault App.

The price of gold can change by the second, led by investment supply and demand as well as by changes in other markets (commodities, stocks or bonds) and also the currency that the investor wishes to use to buy their gold. Currently, the spot price for 1 ounce of gold is

However, it's possible to track the real-time changing price of gold, plus daily, weekly, monthly and yearly gold price trends using BullionVault's live gold price chart.

The price of gold can change by the second, led by investment supply and demand as well as by changes in other markets (commodities, stocks or bonds) and also the currency that the investor wishes to use to buy their gold. Currently, the spot price for 1kg of gold in the UK is

However, it's possible to track the real-time changing price of gold, plus daily, weekly, monthly and yearly gold price trends using BullionVault's live gold price chart.

Whatever the outlook, choosing to buy gold for investment can make a good idea for spreading risk across a balanced portfolio. That's because the value of gold bullion has, in the past, tended to increase when other investment assets fall over long periods of time. More active traders can also try to time their buying and selling using this live gold price chart.

Historical trends show that investing in gold has made a good if imperfect hedge against poor performance from currencies, shares, bonds and real estate. The idea is to reduce overall losses by using gold to diversify the portfolio's investments across time.

When investing in gold as a way to spread risk, its a good idea to think about costs, security and simplicity. BullionVault addresses these issues to make buying gold cheaper, safer and easier.

Gold priced in US Dollars rose above $2000 per ounce for the first time in August 2020, jumping as the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent global economic crisis drove investors to seek safety in physical bullion. Gold then regained that level, and also set fresh all-time records in Euros, UK Pounds, Japanese Yen and most other major currencies during the Russian invasion of Ukraine starting in late-February 2022.

Gold bullion is traditionally seen as an insurance policy during economic, financial and even social uncertainty. Historical trends show that investing in gold has made a good if imperfect hedge against poor price performance from currencies, shares, bonds and real estate.

Track the changing price of gold, as well as historic trends, using BullionVault's live gold price chart above.

The future price of gold is difficult to predict, as bullion prices can fluctuate by the second, let alone from year to year.

However, it's possible to view historic and real-time prices using BullionVault's gold price chart above. Looking at the 20-year view, you can see that gold prices reached all-time highs in the US Dollar, Sterling and Euro, in July 2020.

Track the changing price of gold, as well as historic trends, using BullionVault's live gold price chart above.

The price of gold can change by the second, led by investment supply and demand as well as by changes in other markets (commodities, stocks or bonds) and also the currency that the investor wishes to use to buy their gold. Currently, the spot price for 1 gram of gold in the UK is .

However, it's possible to track the real-time changing price of gold in grams, plus daily, weekly, monthly and yearly gold price trends using BullionVault's live gold price chart.

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