(Reuters)
(Reuters)

Gold falls 250; silver plunges by 825

  • Traders said apart from subdued domestic demand, weak global cues influenced sentiment here thereby resulting in fall in gold prices
  • The US Federal Reserve's decision to hold rates also had an impact on gold prices

NEW DELHI: Gold prices on Thursday slumped by 250 to 32,620 per 10 gram at the bullion market here due to weak demand from jewellers amid weak global cues, according to the All India Sarafa Association.

Tracking gold, silver also declined by 825 to 37,700 per kg due to reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

Traders said apart from subdued domestic demand, weak global cues influenced sentiment here thereby resulting in fall in gold prices.

The US Federal Reserve's decision to hold rates also had an impact on gold prices. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) continues to view sustained expansion of economic activity, strong labour market conditions, and inflation near the Committee's symmetric 2% objective as the most likely outcomes, as per a statement by the Fed.

"In light of global economic and financial developments and muted inflation pressures, FOMC will be patient as it determines what future adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate may be appropriate to support these outcomes," it said.

Globally, spot gold was trading lower at $1,271.50 an ounce, while silver was down at $14.72 an ounce in New York.

In the national capital, gold of 99.9% and 99.5% purity declined by 250 each to 32,620 and 32,450 per 10 gram, respectively.

However, sovereign gold held steady at 26,400 per eight gram.

Silver ready fell by 825 to 37,700 per kg and weekly-based delivery reduced by 699 to 36,374 per kg.

Silver coins, too, faced some pressure and fell by 2,000 to 78,000 for buying and 79,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

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