Gold & Silver

Gold slips ₹100 to ₹38,570 on muted demand, weak overseas trend

PTI New Delhi | Updated on August 19, 2019 Published on August 19, 2019

Gold had reached its all-time high mark of Rs 38,670 on Saturday. File Photo   -  The Hindu

Gold prices on Monday declined by ₹100 to ₹38,570 per 10 gram in the national capital, tracking weak trend overseas and lacklustre demand from jewellers, according to the All India Sarafa Association. Gold had reached its all-time high mark of ₹38,670 on Saturday.

Silver also fell by ₹50 to ₹45,000 per kg due to reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Traders said easing demand from local jewellers amid weak global trend mainly weighed on gold prices.

Globally, spot gold was trading 0.98 per cent lower at USD 1,499 an ounce in New York, while silver was down 0.18 per cent to USD 17.00 an ounce. “Gold prices witnessed selling after positive market sentiment with rise in global equity indices which underpinned demand for safe haven assets. Global equity markets traded firm after Germany and China signalled stimulus measures to support economic recovery,” HDFC Securities Senior Analyst (Commodities) Tapan Patel said.

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity reduced ₹100 to ₹38,570 and ₹38,400 per 10 gram, respectively. Sovereign gold held steady at 28,800 per eight gram. On Saturday, gold had risen by ₹250 to ₹38,670 per 10 gram, while silver gained ₹362 to ₹45,050 per kg.

Meanwhile, silver ready dropped by ₹50 to ₹45,000 per kg on Monday, while weekly-based delivery fell ₹289 to ₹43,535 per kg. Price of silver coins held flat at ₹91,000 for buying and ₹92,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

Published on August 19, 2019
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