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The FOREX gold and silver spot prices, represented by the symbols XAUUSD and XAGUSD respectively, are composite prices arrived at by various trading banks and brokerages in the over-the-counter gold and silver markets. Forex prices are the most widely used and quoted by the precious metals industry. You can track FOREX gold and silver prices in real-time via our Live Gold Price Plus page.

The global FOREX gold and silver markets trade continuously 24-hours a day from Sunday 4pm (Mountain Time) to Friday 3pm (MT). The day for USAGOLD pricing begins at 3pm (MT) the day before the top row date indicated in the table and ends on the date indicated 3pm (MT).  For example, prices logged next to the date March 15 begin logging at 3pm (MT) on March 14 and end at 3pm (MT) on March 15.

The ICE Benchmark Administration is the auction gold and silver price administrator for the London Bullion Market Association. A benchmark price is set twice a day in London – once in the morning and again in the afternoon. We post the afternoon price in our archives for years 1968 through 1994. The purpose is to provide our visitors a complete history of the gold price in its contemporary framework.

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Viewer acknowledges and agrees that USAGOLD does not guarantee the timeliness, accuracy or completeness of price data delivered or received via this domain, nor shall it be liable to viewer, any other individual, or any entity for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in this data, or in the transmission thereof, or for any other damages arising in connection with viewer's receipt or use of this data. USAGOLD recommends the purchase of physical precious metals for asset preservation purposes, not speculation. Utilization of online prices, analysis and opinions for speculative purposes is neither suggested nor advised.





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