Gold trades flat on Thursday as US-China phase one trade deal concludes

By: |
Updated: January 16, 2020 11:27:30 AM

On MCX, gold February futures were trading Rs 57 or 0.14 per cent higher at Rs 39,668 per 10 grams while Silver futures were trading Rs 128 or 0.28 per cent lower at Rs 46,261 per kg.

Gold prices had gained 18 per cent last year on the back of the trade war and its impact on the global economy.

The gold prices on the MCX have opened flat on Thursday as the US and China concluded their much-awaited phase one trade deal on Wednesday. The focus now has shifted to China’s fourth-quarter GDP numbers and industrial production for the month of December, Jigar Trivedi, research analyst – Commodities Fundamental, Anand Rathi Shares & Stock Brokers, said. On MCX, gold February futures were trading Rs 57 or 0.14 per cent higher at Rs 39,668 per 10 grams while Silver futures were trading Rs 128 or 0.28 per cent lower at Rs 46,261 per kg.

“MCX gold has opened flat after yesterday’s swift up move. The much-awaited US-China phase one trade deal has ended yesterday and focus has shifted to China’s Q4 GDP and industrial production for December. Further, the market will also keenly observe December industrial production of US since dollar has fallen sharply. The investment demand has improved slightly from a week ago. The gains in the gold may get capped due to appreciating rupee. Hence, on the MCX Rs 39,720-39,790 are resistance and Rs 39,500-39,510 are supports,” Jigar Trivedi said.

Gold prices had gained 18 per cent last year on the back of the trade war and its impact on the global economy. The world stocks have edged up to a record high as the Phase 1 deal reduced uncertainties that beset financial markets. Spot gold inched 0.1 per cent higher to 1,556.69 dollar per ounce. US gold futures rose 0.2 per cent to 1,556.40 dollar. Silver was flat at 17.99 dollar per ounce, as per the Reuters news report.

Back in India, equity benchmark indices were trading at their lifetime highs in the early trade on Thursday. At 10.34 AM, S&P BSE Sensex was trading 71 points or 0.17 per cent higher at 41,943.86 points, while broader Nifty 50 index was ruling at 12,355 points, up 12 points, or 0.09 per cent.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Next Stories
1Gold to maintain its lustre among investors in 2020
2India offers 11 oil and gas blocks in 5th bid round
3Gold prices inch up on Wednesday after two-day losing streak as US, China trade deal seen far