This page features a live, interactive gold price chart. The current price of gold can be viewed by the ounce, gram or kilo. You can also look at numerous timeframes from 10 minute bars to charts that depict the last 30 years of price action.
Why Use Gold Price Charts?
Gold price charts can be useful in several ways. For those looking to actively trade gold, rather than invest for the long-term, price charts are an absolute necessity. Short-term traders or investors may examine price data on shorter timeframes, looking for areas of support to buy at and areas of resistance to sell at. Short-term traders or investors may also use charts to try to identify trends in the gold price in order to try to take advantage of them.
Long-term investors can also make good use of gold price charts. A long-term gold buyer may not be interested in a 10 minute or hourly timeframe, but rather longer timeframes such as daily, weekly, monthly or yearly charts. Like the short-term trader, long term gold investors may use charts to try to identify trends in the price of gold, or they may try to spot potential areas of price support to buy at.
Gold investors come in all shapes and sizes, from the small, retail investor to large commercial buyers and central banks. This makes the ability to view the price of gold on a chart in varying weights important. An individual investor may typically buy one gram gold bars, for example, so being able to view the price of gold on a chart in grams makes it easier to determine price levels at which he or she may be interested in buying. Central banks or governments, on the other hand, may buy massive amounts of fold and therefore would likely look at one ounce and one kilogram gold bars. Whichever weight the potential buy is interested in, gold price charts can show prices in that particular weight.
In addition to just examining gold price charts, you can also use the gold/silver ratio price chart. The gold/silver ratio is simply the amount of silver required to buy a single ounce of gold. For example, if gold is at $1200 per ounce and silver is at $15 per ounce, the ratio would be calculated as $1200/$15 = 80. This means it would take 80 ounces of silver to buy a single ounce of gold.
Charts of this ratio may potentially be useful, as some use the ratio for buying signals. For example, if the ratio is at 80, some might consider silver relatively less expensive than gold and will buy silver. If the ratio was considerably lower, like 40, some may consider gold relatively less expensive and buy gold rather than silver.
The price of gold is constantly moving, as the metal is traded all over the globe. When it is nighttime in the U.S., for example, gold prices could be on the move during active trading in Asian markets. Gold price charts depict all of gold’s activity, and can assist investors in buying or selling decisions.
In addition to trends and potential areas of support and resistance, gold price charts may also allow traders and investors to spot specific patterns in the gold market. Some of the most widely used technical trading patterns include the cup and handle, head and shoulders, wedges, triangles and flags. Charts that also depict each bar’s high, low, open and closing price may also provide traders and investors another tool for market analysis. A candlestick chart, for example, can show traders and investors where price action opened and closed for that timeframe as well as the specified timeframes high and low price. A large candle on a monthly chart that opened near the bottom of the price range but closed near the top, for example, could be indicative of buyers overpowering sellers. Such a conclusion could, therefore, potentially be indicative of additional gains in price.
If you are a long-term gold investor, you may want to focus on longer-term price charts using weekly, monthly or even yearly timeframes. Using charts definitely does not guarantee profits, but it may be very helpful in buying at price levels that could prove to be excellent lo ng-term values.