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Last Updated : Jul 10, 2020 10:02 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Gold price today: Yellow metal rangebound; likely to face resistance near 49,000

Experts are of the view that rising cases of coronavirus across the world are likely to keep the interest alive in the yellow metal.

India's August gold Futures traded in a range with a mild positive bias on July 10, tracking a muted trend in international spot prices.

International prices were set for a fifth straight weekly gain as the coronavirus pandemic showed no signs of abating, keeping the safe-haven metal above the key $1,800 level, a Reuters report said.


Spot gold was little changed at $1,801.69. The yellow metal is up more than 1.5 percent so far in the week, the note said.

On the Multi-Commodity Exchange (MCX), August gold contracts were trading higher by 0.01 percent at Rs 48,880 per 10 gram at 0920 hours. July futures for silver were trading 0.25 percent higher at Rs 51,218 per kg.

Gold and silver rally halted on July 9 as both precious metals slipped around 0.50 percent in the international market. Gold settled at $1,803.80 per troy ounce and silver at $18.96 per troy ounce. The dollar index also rebounded from its lows and was a reason for selling in both the metals.

Experts say the spike in coronavirus infections across the world is likely to keep the interest alive in the yellow metal. It is likely to face resistance around Rs 49,050-49,300 levels while support is placed at Rs 48,330 per 10 gm.

“Unemployment in the US is still at very high levels and increasing coronavirus cases could support both the precious metals at lower levels. India gold has crucial support at $1,772 per troy ounce/INR 48,330 on a closing basis,” Manoj Jain, Director (Head - Commodity & Currency Research) at Prithvi Finmart Pvt Ltd, told Moneycontrol.

“If prices sustain above Rs 48,800, then it could retest $1,814-1,828 per troy ounce/INR 49050-49300 levels,” he said. “Silver is also having crucial support at $18.70 per troy ounce /Rs 50,500 on a closing basis and expected to hold,” said Jain.If silver sustains above $19 /Rs 51,220 then it could retest $19.20-19.44 per troy ounce /Rs 51,700-52,100 levels, Jain added.

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International bullion spot moved lower and consolidated on July 9 after hitting a fresh eight-year high on the previous day. The dollar rebounded on July 9 which generated some mild headwinds for gold prices.

Domestic bullion started flat on July 10, tracking a slightly weak start in the international markets. Technically, the MCX August gold contract made a high of 49,312 where it failed to cross its all-time high level of 49348, moreover, it gave a sharp fall up to 48,756 levels, indicating some exhaustion of prices at this levels.Resistance holds at Rs 49,050-49,230 level and support is at Rs 48,600-48450 levels.

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First Published on Jul 10, 2020 10:02 am