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I monitor on Yahoo Finance the gold price per ounce. But I learned that in US you buy gold per ounce, but in Europe we use per kilo.

How do I see the price per kilo on Yahoo Finance?

I use a software for portfolio tracking which uses in background the Yahoo Finance API.

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The link in your question is not spot gold, but (first) Comex futures.

For USD spot price of 1 Troy oz you can try https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/XAU:CUR or https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/XAUUSD:CUR (Bloomberg) or https://www.reuters.com/quote/XAU=X (Reuters) or https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/XAUUSD=X/ (Yahoo Finance)

EUR spot price of 1 Troy oz https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/XAUEUR:CUR, GBP spot price of 1 Troy oz https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/XAUGBP:CUR, INR spot price of 1 Troy oz https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/XAUINR:CUR , etc.

Comex futures (USD / 1 Troy oz) https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/GC1:COM or https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/GC=F/

Mini Gold futures https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/YG=F/

E-Mini Gold futures https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/QO=F/

Tokyo futures (Japanese yen per gram, rather than oz) https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/JG1:COM

Your software needs to be capable of translating a troy oz quote into a kilogram quote.

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1 kg is 32.1507 US Troy ounces. So you could just multiply each number by 32.1507. Or find another API that tracks the gold price in a European market (it should be equivalent to prevent arbitrage, though).

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  • Gold is measured in Troy Ounce, not the usual Avoirdupois Ounce.
    – base64
    Commented Mar 16, 2021 at 14:02
  • @base64 Doh - thanks, I was thinking there was a different Ounce in Euro but forgot about Troy ounces. Fixed.
    – D Stanley
    Commented Mar 16, 2021 at 14:30
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The spot price for gold is quoted in US dollars per ounce, whatever country you're in.

Any other figures you see elsewhere require currency conversions and/or conversion to different mass systems. Converting troy ounces to kilos can be done using 1oz = 31.1035g. In other words, to get the price per kilo, multiply the price per ounce by 32.150722.

Currency conversions will never be exact. But Kitco have a handy chart that includes the conversion on their web site.

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