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Gold Prices

There's gold in them hills.. but what's it worth?

About This Data

This data includes daily data of gold rates from 1st Jan 1985 to 11th Feb 2022. This data was collected from gold.org and then cleaned, becoming publically available here. With this information, one can have a much better understanding on what is going on in the gold market. We can use this data with other information to understand what events may cause the price of gold to increase or decrease. We can also look at the other currencies/prices to determine the effect of other countries on the gold market. Lastly, we can analyze the rises and falls in price to determine an optimal time to purchase.

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The lowest all time gold price (in this dataset) was $252.8 per oz, and occured 7/20/1999.


The all time highest gold price was $2067.15 per oz which occured on 8/6/2020.


So far, in 2022, the price of gold has gone from $1805.85 on 1/3/22, to $1834.2 as of 5/20/22 (the most recent data in the dataset). During this time, we saw a low price of $1788.15 on 1/28/22, and we saw a high price of $2039.05 on 3/8/22.

Key Insights


“Although the price of gold can be volatile in the short term, it has always maintained its value over the long term. Through the years, it has served as a hedge against inflation and the erosion of major currencies, and thus is an investment well worth considering”(source). 

With rising inflation concerns, gold is looking a lot more viable as an investment choice. Not only is it pretty to look at, but it could hold its value better than, say, a mutual fund. This is by no means financial advice, but we think it could be informative to take a look at the performance of this mysterious asset, so we have provided you all with this wonderful dataset. The data ranges from 1985 to present.