India Gold price Monday: Gold surges, according to MCX data


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

Gold price stood at 68,778 Indian Rupees (INR) per 10 grams, up INR 2,032 compared with the INR 66,746 it cost on Friday.

As for futures contracts, Gold prices increased to INR 68,769 per 10 gms from INR 67,701 per 10 gms.

Prices for Silver futures contracts increased to INR 75,805 per kg from INR 75,048 per kg.

Major Indian city Gold Price
Ahmedabad 71,255
Mumbai 70,875
New Delhi 70,995
Chennai 71,250
Kolkata 71,060

 

Global Market Movers: Comex Gold price cheers increased bets for a June Fed rate cut

  • The crucial US inflation data released on Friday keeps the door open for a June interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve and continues to drive flows towards the non-yielding Gold price.
  • The US Bureau of Economic Analysis reported on Friday that the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Price Index rose 0.3% in February, and the yearly rate edged up to 2.5% from 2.4%.
  • Excluding volatile food and energy prices, the core PCE Price Index – the Fed's preferred inflation gauge – rose by the 2.8% YoY rate as compared to January's upwardly revised reading of 2.9%.
  • Following the release, Fed Chair Jerome Powell noted that the latest US inflation data is along the lines of what we would like to see, reaffirming bets for an imminent shift in the Fed's policy stance.
  • According to the CME Group's FedWatch Tool, market participants are now pricing in around a 70% probability that the Fed will begin its rate-cutting cycle at the June monetary policy meeting.
  • Russia escalates attacks on Ukraine’s energy and other infrastructure in response to the recent Ukrainian long-range drone strikes on oil industry assets deep inside its territory.
  • Hamas says the Israeli military is committing a war crime by establishing so-called kill zones across the Gaza Strip where any approaching Palestinian may be shot and killed.
  • The global risk sentiment gets a boost from upbeat Chinese data released on Sunday, showing that business activity in the manufacturing sector expanded for the first time in six months.
  • This, along with a modest US Dollar uptick, might cap gains for the safe-haven precious metal as traders now look to the US ISM Manufacturing PMI for short-term impetus.

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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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