Gold rebounds on strong retail buying

Gold prices witnessed a dramatic rebound after a sudden overnight flash crash from its historic high at the domestic bullion market today on frenzied retail investment buying amid heavy speculative offtake.
Silver also gained marginally owing to some low-level buying support.
The precious metals had succumbed to heavy unwinding by speculators and savvy traders yesterday, leading to a massive price correction with gold sinking by 5 per cent and silver by 7 per cent.
Riding high on the back of sinking rupee value amid supply crunch owing to import curbs as well as strong stockists and jewellery demand ahead of festive and wedding season, the yellow metal had attained the new milestone of ` 33,000 per 10 gm on Wednesday. Standard gold of 99.5 per cent purity rose ` 430 to finish at ` 31,950 per 10 gm from Friday’s closing level of ` 31,520. Pure gold of 99.9 per cent purity soared ` 440 to to conclude at ` 32,120 from ` 31,680.
Silver ready (.999 fineness) moved up by ` 85 to end at ` 55,110 per kg compared with ` 55,025 yesterday. In the global markets, the yellow metal suffered a major setback and slumped below the key psychological level of $1,400 an ounce following investors’ selling amid easing fears over an imminent military action on Syria.
Gold for December delivery fell $16.80 to settle at $1,396.10 an ounce on the Comex division of NYMEX late yesterday and silver for December contract also lost 63 cents to $23.51 an ounce.
Source: Hindu business line.
Source: Bullion Bulletin

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