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Frequently asked questions
How are metals traded?
Gold and silver are traded as spot markets, similar to currency pairs.
For more information on trading precious metals, see our trading gold and silver guide.
What are the markets for spot gold and silver?
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.
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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, 2023, 5:00 pm ET, and October 31, 2023, 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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