This dataset provides daily spot prices for gold, silver, palladium, and platinum, and gold coin prices. Xignite collects, compiles and curates its precious metals data from a variety of high quality sources, including Morningstar, Six Financial Information, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, London Bullion Market Association, and the London Platinum and Palladium Market.
Xignite provides on-demand financial market data covering global equities, commodities, currencies, options, fixed income, mutual funds, derivatives, and OTC (“over-the-counter” or those traded in a context other than a formal exchange) instruments.
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Navigate to the Precious Metals Daily Spot Prices database in Data Planet Statistical Datasets by using the Browse by Subject option or Search. You'll find the database in the indicator tree on the left-hand side of the screen by Browsing by Subject to the Stocks and Commodities folder. For Search, start typing daily prices and then select the database from the type-ahead as below:
In Data Planet Statistical Datasets, daily spot prices for precious metals and coins can be viewed as stand-alone trends. For example, the chart below shows the trend in the daily spot price of the Bank of France Napoleon Gold coin.
Create a comparison of precious metals and/or coin prices as in the chart below. To select multiple indicators, hold down the control (Ctrl) key when clicking on the second (or third) item on the indicator tree. For more information on selecting data for viewing, see http://data-planet.libguides.com/statisticaldatasets .
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