Gold Prices Extend Losses For Second Straight Day

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Gold prices fell for the second straight day on Saturday owing to a weak global trend and soft demand in the local market. Silver rates, however, gained due to increased offtake from industrial units and coin makers, reported news agency Press Trust of India (PTI).  In the global market, gold prices fell as the dollar resumed its rally versus a currency basket after stronger than expected payrolls data cemented expectations of a third interest rate increase in September this year, according to a Reuters report.

Here are five things you should know about gold, silver prices today

1. At the bullion market, 10 grams of gold was being sold at Rs. 31,350, down Rs. 100 as compared to Friday’s prices.

2. Besides a weak trend overseas, easing demand from local jewellers and retailers at the domestic spot market weighed on gold prices, said marketmen.

3. In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity drifted further lower by Rs. 100 to Rs. 31,350 and Rs. 31,200 per 10 grams, respectively. The yellow metal had lost Rs. 60 on Friday.

4. Globally, gold prices fell 0.28 per cent to $1,196.20 an ounce in New York in Friday’s trade following upbeat US jobs data that strengthened the dollar and eroded demand for the precious metals as a safe haven.

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5. Meanwhile, silver ready surged by Rs. 275 to Rs. 37,775 per kg and weekly-based delivery gained Rs. 140 to Rs. 37,165 per kg. Silver coins, however, continued to trade at the previous level of Rs. 72,000 for buying and Rs. 73,000 for selling of 100 pieces. (With agencies inputs)

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