Gold in the safe was used as a means of payment, and now the government is used more to control gold prices to its currency controls. Gold has a real role and fixed value that can not be influenced by any government.
Real value of gold is determined by the market, none of the governments in the world who can manage and influence the world price of gold and regionally.
Gold is money in the middle of a granary of the world crisis. Most people have chosen to buy and hold gold for their needs.
Gold is also used as a standard unit based on the Bretton Woods system. Gold symbol is XAU based on ISO standards. The size of gold known as karat purity or 24 karat is the purest. Gold prices are high at the moment because there is very limited. The first time the U.S. government to fix the price of gold to $ 20.67 per troy ounce (664.56 U.S. dollars / kg), in 1934 rose to $ 35 per troy ounce. In 1961 the U.S. and Europe make price manipulation in the market so the price of gold continues to soar. Current gold price is in the range of $ 1700 per troy ounce (already increased nearly 50x as much).
In 2005 the World Gold Council estimated weight of gold supplies in the world when it reaches 3859 tons. If the reduced demand for gold which totaled 3754 tons of it there was still some 105 tons.
Gold is the standard value of currency in America. It can be said of gold is a precious commodity second only to oil. The most sensitive to fluctuations in gold prices are AUD.
In this modern era of gold can also be traded online through internet line, so that people do not bother to sell and buy gold. In an online trading of gold, you do not have to go all the way to buy or sell gold, because all transactions are done enough on one screen or the so-called online trading platform.
So do online trading in gold, you do not hold physical gold, but you hold your gold in the form of trading units or lots. The amount of gold you have, is determined from the large number of lots that you have.
Commodity price and the current index provide a significant impact on the development of currency in Forex trading. Call it the rise and fall of gold prices create strong influence on the rise and fall of the USD and other currencies. If the gold price movement in a country in general has decreased the country’s currency value will be corrected down.