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How is gold traded?

Despite the size of the gold market, how it is traded is often poorly understood. The gold market is inherently global and gold is traded continuously throughout all time zones. Gold’s disparate trading centres around the world are linked as market participants drive convergence of local gold prices through arbitrage activity.

What are the three major gold trading centres?

The three most important gold trading centres are the London OTC market, the US futures market and the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE). These markets comprise more than 90% of global trading volumes and are complemented by smaller secondary market centres around the world (both OTC and exchange-traded).

How do you understand global gold market structure & flows?

Understand global gold market structure and flows in this set of infographics, detailing the sources of gold supply and of demand, with an indication of trading volumes, and the scale and composition of above-ground stocks.

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