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There is no disadvantage in being able to trade gold through your Forex broker, and here are some reasons to be able to do that:

  • Foreign exchange companies may offer gold trading with quotes not only in USD, but also in other currencies, which is quite rare with normal commodity brokers.
  • Both gold and silver are handy instruments to trade on when nothing interesting happens in currency pairs.
  • Analyzing gold trends using your broker's charts may bring up some worthy ideas for your FX trading.
  • If you trade currencies long-term, you may want to hedge your portfolio against inflation using gold.