Gold, the basis of the money system between 1870 and 1930, played a pivotal role in the markets (1944-1973), equaling one ounce and 35 euros with the Bretton Woods System. By 1973, the gold fixed exchange instrument with the dollar was terminated, causing it to be used as part of individual savings instruments and central banks reserves. With the development of financial markets, interest in alternative investment instruments increased and demand for gold declined until 2000’s. The increase in the global risk perception during 2000s has made gold a safe port in the market.
Internationally, 1 ounce is considered to be 31.10 grams gold. In leapfrogged markets, 1 lot of gold is calculated over 100 ounces. That is, when 1 lot of gold purchase or sale is opened on the platform, it corresponds to approximately 110 grams of 3 kilograms in physics. When the gold ounce price is accepted as 1270 USD, 1 lot gold on the platform requires a collateral of 1270 USD when calculated over 1: 100 leverage.
In the world, this precious metal, which is the most important investment and payment instrument of both individuals and the general economy, has become able to invest more in recent periods. Some difficulties have been observed in physical purchases in the market, where mobility has increased in recent years.
Especially, it is known that the rising price of gold is felt more in physical purchases, but it is limited in selling gold at hand. However, the forex market offers such a system that it is possible to deal with these kinds of negatives at the same time as it can be done 5 days and 24 hours at the same time.