Gold prices have had a tough start to the New Year, with price action proving haphazard. Volatility hasn’t exploded or collapsed, leaving gold prices adrift, easily succumbing to the cross-currents presented by other asset classes, politics, fiscal stimulus speculation, and monetary policy.
Silver and gold prices fell sharply in Indian markets, amid a slump in global rates as higher US bond yields and a rebound in US dollar weighed on the precious metal. On MCX, February gold futures slumped ₹2050 to ₹48,818 per 10 gram on Friday while silver futures tanked ₹6,100 or 8.8% to ₹63,850 per kg.
Intraday MCX Gold Tips Rocking 50150 to 50336, Full Target Hit. Gold prices in India rallied 28 per cent in rupee terms so far in the year 2020, following a double-digit gain in the previous year.
Gold prices rose on Tuesday as the dollar weakened after the approval of larger coronavirus relief checks by Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives, while improved risk appetite kept it below last session’s one-week high.
Gold prices on Monday rose by Rs 204 to Rs 50,751 per 10 gram in silver futures trade as speculators created fresh positions on firm spot demand.
Gold price in India has plunged by Rs 110 on Tuesday, hitting Rs 54,760 per 10 gram. On Monday, the price of the yellow metal stood at Rs 54,870 per 10 gm.