Gold costs continued to maneuver north on Thursday amid rising coronavirus circumstances in India and elsewhere, which elevated worries amongst buyers. On MCX, gold June futures had been buying and selling at Rs 46,372 per 10 grams, up Rs 205 or 0.44 per cent. While silver May futures added 1.40 per cent or Rs 584 to Rs 42,270 per kg. “MCX gold edged higher on Thursday morning after a sharp rise in the previous session, as equities regained some footing and the dollar firmed. Hopes for more global economic stimulus measures underpinned bullion,” Jigar Trivedi, Fundamental Research Analyst – Commodities, Anand Rathi Shares and Stock Brokers, mentioned.
Amid a 40-day nationwide lockdown until May 3, spot markets remained shut within the nation to curb the unfold of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Gold continues to hold in green, till the time uncertainty prevails in the market, it may continue its Northward journey,” Vishal Wagh, Head of Research, Bonanza Portfolio, mentioned. Globally, spot gold eased 0.2 per cent to $1,710.23 per ounce. US gold futures slipped 0.2 per cent to $1,735.30. SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, holdings rose 0.9 per cent to 1,042.46 tonnes on Wednesday.
Palladium gained 0.Three per cent to $1,944.56 per ounce, whereas platinum declined 0.9 per cent to $750.69 and silver fell 0.9 per cent to $15.02, based on a Reuters report. “Market participants will keep an eye on the PMI numbers expected from major economies. Broader trends on COMEX could be in the range of $1695-1690 and on domestic front prices could hover in the range of Rs 46,060-46,670,” Navneet Damani, VP, Motilal Oswal, mentioned.
On the home fairness entrance, headline indices had been buying and selling practically one per cent larger in Thursday’s commerce. S&P BSE Sensex superior 275 factors or 0.88 per cent to 31,655, whereas the broader Nifty 50 index was ruling close to 9,300-mark, up 96 factors or 1.04 per cent at 9,282.