India Gold price today: Gold extends rally, according to MCX data

India Gold price today: Gold extends rally, according to MCX data

Gold prices rose in India on Friday, according to data from India’s Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX).

Gold price stood at 72,901 Indian Rupees (INR) per 10 grams, up INR 1,159 compared with the INR 71,742 it cost on Thursday.

As for futures contracts, Gold prices increased to INR 72,807 per 10 gms from INR 71,644 per 10 gms.

Prices for Silver futures contracts increased to INR 84,492 per kg from INR 82,847 per kg.

Major Indian city Gold Price
Ahmedabad 75,235
Mumbai 75,010
New Delhi 75,105
Chennai 75,240
Kolkata 75,200

Global Market Movers: Comex Gold price seems unstoppable amid Middle East tensions

  • Heightened tensions in the Middle East, amid a possible Iranian retaliation over a suspected Israeli strike on its embassy in Syria, lift the safe-haven Gold price on Comex to a fresh all-time high on Friday.
  • The cooler-than-expected US Producer Price Index released on Thursday keeps alive hopes for an imminent interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve and provides an additional boost to the XAU/USD 
  • According to the CME Group’s FedWatch tool, traders see a greater chance that the Fed will not start its rate-cutting cycle before the September policy meeting and fewer than two rate cuts this year. 
  • New York Fed President John Williams noted that inflation setbacks are not a surprise and that the central bank does not need to change policy in the near term, though eventually will need to cut rates.
  • Richmond Fed President Thomas Barkin said that the central bank is not yet where it wants to be on inflation and this week’s CPI report did not increase his confidence that disinflation is spreading.
  • The hawkish outlook keeps the US Treasury bond yields elevated, which allows the US Dollar to stand tall near the YTD top, albeit does little to dent the bullish sentiment surrounding the XAU/USD.

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Gold FAQs

Gold has played a key role in human’s history as it has been widely used as a store of value and medium of exchange. Currently, apart from its shine and usage for jewelry, the precious metal is widely seen as a safe-haven asset, meaning that it is considered a good investment during turbulent times. Gold is also widely seen as a hedge against inflation and against depreciating currencies as it doesn’t rely on any specific issuer or government.

Central banks are the biggest Gold holders. In their aim to support their currencies in turbulent times, central banks tend to diversify their reserves and buy Gold to improve the perceived strength of the economy and the currency. High Gold reserves can be a source of trust for a country’s solvency. Central banks added 1,136 tonnes of Gold worth around $70 billion to their reserves in 2022, according to data from the World Gold Council. This is the highest yearly purchase since records began. Central banks from emerging economies such as China, India and Turkey are quickly increasing their Gold reserves.

Gold has an inverse correlation with the US Dollar and US Treasuries, which are both major reserve and safe-haven assets. When the Dollar depreciates, Gold tends to rise, enabling investors and central banks to diversify their assets in turbulent times. Gold is also inversely correlated with risk assets. A rally in the stock market tends to weaken Gold price, while sell-offs in riskier markets tend to favor the precious metal.

The price can move due to a wide range of factors. Geopolitical instability or fears of a deep recession can quickly make Gold price escalate due to its safe-haven status. As a yield-less asset, Gold tends to rise with lower interest rates, while higher cost of money usually weighs down on the yellow metal. Still, most moves depend on how the US Dollar (USD) behaves as the asset is priced in dollars (XAU/USD). A strong Dollar tends to keep the price of Gold controlled, whereas a weaker Dollar is likely to push Gold prices up.

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