Gold Silver Prices
The rupee soared 42 paise to 66.18 against the US dollar in early trade on increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks along with higher foreign inflows following BJP’s booming win in Uttar Pradesh. Further, industrial production expanding by 2.7% in January also supported the rupee.
Meanwhile, Crude oil slides Near Rs 3200 Levels On Multi Commodity Exchange. WTI Crude oil has dropped below USD 50 for the first time since in nearly three months following heavy US inventories and selling pressure in major industrial commodities.
US commercial crude supplies have grown for nine consecutive weeks, reaching a record 528.4 million barrels last week, as per the US Energy Information Administration. WTI futures are currently trading just above USD 48 per barrel. MCX Crude dropped 0.77% yesterday to close around Rs 3,200 per barrel.
Gold is trying to edge up after the recent slip. A near 2-month low around USD 1200 per ounce seems to be working for the metal. MCX Gold closed down 0.45% at Rs 28, 238 per 10 grams yesterday, seeing another drubbing after the weekend.
Gold slipped on Monday as the dollar made stronger against the yen after Trump-Abe meet. Spot gold had slipped 0.31% to USD 1,230.22 per ounce, while US gold futures were down 0.36% at USD 1,231.3. The US dollar also found broad support in the wake of comments by Trump on Thursday that he planned to announce an ambitious tax reform plan in the next few weeks, relighting expectations for big tax cuts. The dollar index was firm at 100.820.
In other precious metals, spot silver was mostly unaffected at USD 17.95 per ounce, after touching USD 18, the highest since Nov. 11, 2016, earlier in the session.