Trading of complex financial products, such as Stocks, Futures, Foreign Exchange (‘Forex’), Contracts for Difference (‘CFDs’), Indices, Options, or other financial derivatives, on ‘margin’ carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. The high degree of leverage can work against you as well as for you. Before deciding to trade any of these markets you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and, therefore, you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with trading these markets, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any questions or doubts. Please carefully read our full ‘General Risk Disclosure’ and ‘Risk Disclosures for Financial Instruments & Investment Services’.

Gold Spot (100 oz) vs US Dollar CFD (XAUUSD)



The XAUUSD refers to the price of 1 troy ounce of gold in terms of the US dollar. Over the years, gold has remained an attractive commodity due its store value, beautiful appearance and malleability. Many investors consider gold as a safe haven instrument that buffers them against inflation in times of recession and financial crisis. This is due to its ability to increase its value in times of volatility and economic uncertainty. Trading gold in the foreign exchange markets is a great way for investors world over to diversify their portfolio through the use of futures contracts and derivatives. Traders seeking to trade spot gold need to gain a good understanding of the some of the factors that have an impact on the XAUUSD pair, including the supply and demand, US dollar risk, current events and market speculations. The most common benchmark for pricing the majority of gold products and derivatives has been the London Gold Fixing.

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