Metal prices are driven by many factors, including geopolitical risk, and some are seen as safe-haven markets during times of heightened market volatility. You can buy (go long) or sell (short the market) depending on whether you think the price of a metal will rise or fall.
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- Choose a market
- Choose the direction
- Add a stop loss
- Monitor and close your trade
Buy if you think your market will increase in value or sell if you think it will fall
Manage your risk with an optional stop loss, which closes your position out if the market reaches your predetermined level
See your profit and loss updated in real time. Exit your trade by clicking the 'close trade' button
How to trade gold
Discover what gold trading is, what moves the value of gold and how to trade gold futures, options, spot prices and stocks.
How to trade silver
Learn everything you need to know about trading the precious metal, a popular alternative to gold trading.
What moves the price of gold?
Gold is prized for its stability – when other markets fall, gold can retain its value. But that doesn’t mean it’s free from volatility.