Gold, silver recover on scattered buying

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Nov 1 2014, 20:59pm hrs
After two days of losses, gold prices recovered by Rs 50 to Rs 26,550 per 10 gm in the national capital today on buying at prevailing levels by jewellers and retailers even as metal remained weak overseas.

Silver followed suit and gained Rs 100 to Rs 36,250 per kg on scattered enquiries from industrial units.

Traders said revival of buying by ornament makers and retailers at existing levels, mainly supported the upside in gold prices.

They said, however, a weakening trend overseas, capped the gains on the domestic markets here.

In Delhi, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity recovered by Rs 50 each to Rs 26,550 and Rs 26,350 per 10 grams, respectively, after losing Rs 1,000 in the previous two days.

Globally, gold fell by 2.3 per cent to USD 1,171.60 an ounce in New York yesterday as strengthening dollar eroded demand.

Sovereigns, however, remained under pressure and fell by another Rs 100 to Rs 23,800 per piece of eight grams.

Silver ready traded Rs 100 higher at Rs 36,250 per kg and weekly-based delivery rose by Rs 220 to Rs 35,800 per kg.

On the other hand, silver coins held steady at Rs 61,000 for buying and Rs 62,000 for selling of 100 pieces.