Always find it remarkable how wide the spreads are on metals when you buy them at your bank:
|Date: Jan 10th 2014||Buy||Sell||Spread||% Spread|
|1kg Gold Bar||28790||29495||705||2.39%|
|10g Gold Bar||281.7||316.6||34.9||11.02%|
|data: Deutsche Bank|
% Spread indicates how much the price needs to move for you to be able to get out without a loss. Prices in EURO.