In Delhi, gold of 99.9% purity rose by Rs. 150 to Rs. 38,970 per 10 grams, while that of 99.5% gained by Rs. 170 to Rs. 38,820 per 10 grams.
Gold prices rose for the third straight day on Thursday and continued its record-breaking run. Gold price hit a new high of Rs. 38,970 per 10 grams, news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) reported. The prices jumped by Rs. 150 on the back of a weaker rupee and safe-haven buying from investors due to weak equity markets. Despite sluggish overseas trend, gold prices rose on account of sustained buying from local jewellers, the report quoted traders as saying. Gold prices have been hitting a fresh high everyday since Tuesday.
Here are 10 things to know:
- Globally, gold inched lower on Thursday as investors locked in profits with focus shifting to a speech by US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at Jackson Hole for clarity on the direction of monetary policy, news agency Reuters reported.
- Silver prices advanced by Rs. 60 to Rs. 45,100 per kilogram. The prices gained due to increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.
- Spot gold was down 0.2 per cent at $1,498.37 an ounce in intrday trade.
- US gold futures dipped 0.5 per cent to $1,508 an ounce.
- “Traders are keenly awaiting the result of G7 summit for hints of any additional steps by policy makers to push global economic growth,” PTI quoted Hareesh V, head commodity research, Geojit Financial Services as saying.
- In the domestic market, gold prices held firm due to a feeble Indian rupee which weakened to its lowest level this year, Mr Hareesh said.
- In Delhi, gold of 99.9 per cent purity rose by Rs. 150 to Rs. 38,970 per 10 grams, while that of 99.5 per cent gained by Rs. 170 to Rs. 38,820 per 10 grams.
- Sovereign gold, however, held steady at 28,800 per eight grams.
- Gold prices had gained by Rs. 50 to Rs. 38,820 per 10 grams in Delhi on Wednesday.
- Silver ready advanced by Rs. 60 to 45,100 per kg, while weekly-based delivery gained Rs. 133 to Rs. 43,765 per kg. Silver coins held steady at Rs. 91,000 for buying and Rs. 92,000 for selling of 100 coins.