Today’s AM fix was USD 1,285.75, EUR 972.34 and GBP 847.84 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,323.75, EUR 999.20 and GBP 870.29 per ounce. Gold fell $12.50 or 0.94% yesterday and closed at $1,310.30/oz. Silver also followed suit and dropped $0.16 or 0.81% and closed at $19.66. Gold rose in early Asian trading, then fell back to lose some of its early gains on the back of better than expected economic data. U.S. manufacturers reported best figures since June 2011. Silver finished the day with a gain of 0.81%.
What is the Gold Fix? To help facilitate trades on the London gold market, the price of gold is "fixed" twice each weekday. The Gold Fix is determined by a five member panel, known as The London Gold Market Fixing Ltd. The Gold Fix is used to help members of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) complete trades. The gold fix sets values in US dollars, British Pounds and Euros, and is used as a benchmark price by most of the world's markets for bullion and other gold derivatives.