Silver plunges to Rs 53,300 on global cues

PTI New Delhi | Updated on May 12, 2011 Published on May 12, 2011

Snapping their four-day rally, both the precious metals, silver and gold, nosedived today on heavy sell-off by stockists, in tandem with a weakening global trend, pushing silver prices down by Rs 7,200 to Rs 53,300 per kg and gold by Rs 410 to Rs 22,170 per 10 grams.

Selling pressure gathered momentum as prices in the global markets fell sharply as the dollar advanced against major currencies, reducing the demand for precious metals as an alternative investment.

Gold in the global markets, which normally set the price trend at the domestic front, fell by 0.7 per cent to $1,491.30 an ounce and silver by 5.2 per cent to $33.65 an ounce.

Fall in domestic demand at existing high levels also dampened the market sentiment to some extent.

At the domestic front, silver ready nosedived by Rs 7,200 to Rs 53,300 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 7,440 to Rs 52,300 per kg. Silver coins also plunged by Rs 9,500 to Rs 57,500 for buying and Rs 58,500 for selling of 100 pieces.

In a similar manner, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity dropped by Rs 410 each to Rs 22,170 and Rs 22,050 per 10 grams, respectively. Sovereigns lost Rs 100 to Rs 18,400 per piece of eight grams.

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Published on May 12, 2011
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