Precious Metals

Overview about Metals

Trade precious metals such as Gold, Silver, and Platinum with fast execution, low-cost pricing models, and flexible leverage options with no commission. Precious metals provide a useful avenue for trading strategy diversification and are considered as safe havens during times of market turmoil.

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Symbol Product Description Product Type
XAUUSD Gold vs US Dollar Metals
XAUAUD Gold vs Australian Dollar Metals
XAGUSD Silver vs US Dollar Metals
XAGAUD Silver vs Australian Dollar Metals

Why Are Metals Important?

Precious Metals are rare, naturally occurring metallic elements with high economic value. They are unusual in that they are both industrial elements and investments.

Precious Metals are rare, naturally occurring metallic elements with high economic value. They are unusual in that they are both industrial elements and investments.

Manufacturers use these metals to make electronic components, jewelry, dental equipment and catalytic converters among other things. Investors, on the other hand, collect coins and bars made out of precious metals.

This second use – as investments – makes precious metals the objects of intense speculation in commodity markets. Precious metals traders see these commodities as a form of money that holds its value better than printed paper money.

Skeptics, however, argue that precious metals are simply rocks with little utility beyond their limited industrial uses. Ironically, the high premium placed on precious metals by traders makes them too expensive and impractical for most industrial applications. The precious metals with active commodities markets include the following:

Gold

Gold is the main precious metal utilized by speculators as an investment vehicle. Although manufacturers use the metal in some electronics parts, the vast majority of gold demand derives from jewelry manufacturers and traders. Many consumers see gold jewelry as a form of investment.

Silver

Manufacturers also use silver in both electronics and jewelry, while traders collect the metal in the form of coins or bars. Silver has historically traded at a fraction of the price of gold. Some traders track and trade the spread between gold and silver prices.

Platinium

Part of a group of six metals known as platinum group metals (PGMs), platinum is used to make jewelry and catalytic converters for cars. Investors purchase platinum for many of the same reasons they buy gold and silver. See our Platinum Guide for more information.

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