Extending its winning run for the third straight day, gold prices were up by another Rs 55 to trade at over three-month high of Rs 27,475 per ten grammes at the bullion market today on sustained buying by jewellers to meet wedding season demand amid firming trend overseas.
Silver, however, met with resistance and traded lower by Rs 200 to Rs 37,400 per kg.
Traders said continued buying by jewellers, driven by ongoing marriage season and a firming global trend mainly boosted the sentiment here.
Gold in London, which normally sets price trend on the domestic front, rose by 0.17 per cent to USD 1,206.60 an ounce and silver by 0.57 per cent to USD 16.63 an ounce.
Besides, deprecating rupee against the dollar that made the imports costlier and shifting of funds from weakening equity also supported the uptrend, they added.
In the national capital, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity gained Rs 55 each to Rs 27,475 and Rs 27,325 per ten gramme, respectively. It had gained Rs 370 in the previous two sessions.
Sovereign, however, held steady at Rs 23,700 per piece of eight gm in limited deals.
On the other hand, silver ready met with resistance at existing higher levels and declined by Rs 200 to Rs 37,400 per kg, while weekly-based delivery moved up by Rs 170 Rs 37,460 per kg on speculators’ buying.
Meanwhile, silver coins were unaltered at Rs 56,000 for buying and Rs 57,000 for selling of 100 pieces.