The websites of Monex Precious Metals, BullionVault and Gold Price show the live spot price of gold per ounce. On Sept. 16, 2015, the price of one ounce of gold closed at $1,120.
Monex Precious Metals buys and sells gold, silver, platinum and palladium, while BullionVault claims to be the world's largest online service for gold and silver investments. Gold Price links buyers with gold and silver sellers in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.
Just as with stocks, investors trade gold as an investment and as a hedge against risk and market volatility, typically in the form of futures contracts and derivatives. In the United States, gold futures primarily trade on the New York Commodities Exchange and the European exchange, Euronext.