Gold prices in India once again trended higher on surge in international rates. On the MCX, gold for August delivery was up 1.54% or Rs. 785 at Rs. 51820 per 10gm. Silver too jumps another 5.5% or Rs. 3371 to hit level of Rs. 64594 per kg.
International gold rates
In the international markets, gold nudged higher yet again after breaching the crucial level of $1900 per ounce on safe haven demand. And with just $3 shy of all time high, the yellow metal is eyeing new highs.
Spot gold was up 0.8% at $1,916.91 per ounce by 0030 GMT, was just $3.39 shy of record high hit in September 2011 at $1,920.30. U.S. gold futures rose 0.8% to $1,913.50.
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Moreover dollar index's weakness to now a 2-year low is also imparting strength to the metal.
Sunilkumar Katke, Head of Commodities and Currency at Axis Securities, sees the yellow metal trading firm in the short term at $1,950 an ounce on lower interest rates and devaluation in other asset classes due to the stimulus measures announced by many countries across the world.