Gold and Silver trading

Widely considered to be safe havens in times of market upheaval, unleveraged gold and silver can help diversify your investments or hedge against inflation.

Gold and Silver explained

What are Gold and Silver?
Everything you need to know about the precious metals and the differences between them.
Why trade Gold and Silver?
Gold has historically been a safe haven asset in times of market uncertainty. Learn the benefits of gold and silver with our in-depth guide.
How to trade Gold and Silver
Want to know how to trade unleveraged gold and silver? This section breaks down every aspect of your first trade.

Discover our market-leading metal spreads

USD/RUB and EUR/RUB are currently unavailable for trading. See Service Updates.

Spreads will vary based on market conditions, including volatility, available liquidity, and other factors. Typical Spreads may not be available for Managed Accounts and accounts referred by an Introducing Broker.

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Frequently asked questions

How are metals traded?

Gold and silver are traded as spot markets, similar to currency pairs but unleveraged.

For more information on trading precious metals, see our trading gold and silver guide.

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What are the markets for spot gold and silver?

Currently, we offer gold as XAU/USD and silver as XAG/USD.

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What are the trading hours for metals?

Gold and silver are available 23 hours a day from Sunday 6:00 ET through Friday 5:00 PM ET. Trading is closed daily from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM ET; however, you may place new pending orders or edit/cancel existing pending orders during that time. Metals markets also follow CME holiday closures.

More information regarding market trading hours.

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Why trade gold and silver with FOREX.com?
A lot can happen in 20 years. But throughout that time we’ve remained steadfast, providing traders with the stability and opportunities they need to make their mark on the financial markets.
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Peace of mind that your trades are executed swiftly, with a 99.78%* execution rate of less than a second.
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*Refers to FX executions for the FOREX.com group. Please note that multiple factors may impact execution speed, including but not limited; market conditions, platform type, network connectivity, trading strategies, and account type. FOREX.com's execution statistics represent orders executed on FOREX.com's platforms during market hours between September 30, 2022, 5:00 pm ET, and October 31, 2022, 5:00 pm ET for all FOREX.com's international affiliates and exclude trades/orders entered on the MetaTrader platform.

Market volatility, volume, and system availability may delay trade executions. Price can change quickly in fast market conditions, resulting in an execution price different from the price available at the time order is submitted. Price improvement is not guaranteed and will not occur in all situations.

**Excludes trades that received non-standard order processing and orders that failed to trigger

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