New Delhi: Gold prices today edged down by ₹ 75 to ₹ 31,650 per 10 grams, snapping a two-day rising streak, following a weak global trend and slowing demand from local jewellers, PTI reported. Global gold prices held steady as investors were cautious ahead of the conclusion of US Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting. In Delhi, gold rates of 99.9% and 99.5% purity fell by ₹ 75 each to ₹ 31,650 and ₹ 31,500 per 10 grams, respectively. The metal had gained ₹ 275 in the previous two days. Sovereign gold, however, pegged at previous level of ₹ 24,500 per piece of eight grams in scattered deals.
In global markets, spot gold rate was little-changed at $1,200.43 per ounce, having moved in a narrow $4 range during the session and testing key resistance at $1,200. US gold futures were flat at $1,204.70 an ounce. Gold prices dropped about 12% since hitting a peak in April.
Silver rates, on the other hand, surged by ₹ 460 to ₹ 38,750 per kg on the back of increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers, added the report. Silver ready surged by ₹ 460 to ₹ 38,750 per kg and weekly-based delivery by ₹ 535 to ₹ 38,260 per kg. Silver coins remained steady at ₹ 72,000 for buying and ₹ 73,000 for selling of 100 pieces.
The rupee strengthened marginally against the US dollar ahead of the US Fed’s policy decision. At 4.46 pm, the rupee was trading at 72.57, up 0.17% from its previous close. So far this year, the rupee has declined 12%. The dollar index, which weighs the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was almost flat at 94.117.