Gold price softened in listless trade at the bullion market here today due to lack of buying support from stockists and local investors.
Silver, on the other hand, shot up further owing to
consistent industrial demand coupled with good speculative
Standard gold (99.5 purity) moved down by Rs 5 to end
at Rs 27,950 per 10 grams as compared to overnight level of
Pure gold (99.9 purity) also eased by a similar margin to settle at Rs 28,100 per 10 grams from Rs 28,105.
Silver (.999 fineness), however, surged by Rs 235 to
conclude at Rs 45,360 per kilo against Rs 45,125 yesterday.
On the global front, the shiny metal retreated from three-month high spooked by a significantly higher-than-
anticipated jobs data as well as strong dollar, prompting
investors book profits after recent sharp upmove.
Gold for August delivery slumped to settle at 1,320.60$ an ounce on the Comex division of the NYMEX late
yesterday, while September silver contract declined to 21.14$ an ounce.