Gold hangs on to gains, adds Rs. 120 on global cues


Gold continued its upward price trend for the second straight day by rising Rs.120 to Rs. 25,900 per 10 grams in the bullion market today amid positive global cues and increased buying by jewellers.

Silver followed suit and gained another Rs. 100 to Rs. 34,300 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin-makers.

Bullion traders said gold rose from a 5-year low in a firming global trend.

Globally, gold climbed 0.4 per cent to USD 1,086.64 an ounce in Singapore, while it ended 1.10 per cent higher at USD 1,081.80 in New York yesterday.

Besides, increased buying by jewellers to meet ongoing wedding season demand fuelled the uptrend, they said.

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity advanced Rs.120 each to Rs. 25,900 and Rs. 25,750 per 10 grams, respectively. It had gained Rs.155 yesterday.

The sovereign also moved up by Rs.100 to Rs. 22,300 per piece of eight grams.

Tracking gold, silver rose further by Rs.100 to Rs.34,300 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs. 125 to Rs. 33,885 per kg.

However, silver coins remained steady at Rs. 48,000 for buying and Rs. 49,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

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