Gold increases this week amid U.S. Jobs data


Gold prices were bound higher to Rs 44,865 per 10 gram on April 1 as members improved their position, as observed by the open interest.

The precious metal was backed by US President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan, relaxed monetary stance, and lockdown imposed by nations to restrict coronavirus spread.

The yellow metal increased in three out of four trading sessions on the MCX and finished the week with Rs 125, or 0.28 percent. COMEX gold, on the other hand, slid $5.8 or 0.34 percent throughout the same period.

Gold has been held in a range of $70 and cannot break beyond $1,750 on the upside. On the downside, $1,680 is serving as the support level after March.

US Labour Department reported that nonfarm payrolls surged by 916,000 jobs in March, the most significant gain after August.

The spot gold/silver ratio

The bullion metal finished at Rs 44,919 per 10 gram on Thursday, up 1.65 percent, following a positive global trend in the retail market. The yellow metal increased by Rs 264 or 0.59 percent throughout the week in the domestic market.

The price of 10 gram 22-carat gold in Mumbai was Rs 41,146 plus 3 percent GST. Whereas 24-carat 10 gram was Rs 44,919 plus GST. The 18-carat gold’s price is at Rs 33,689 plus GST in the retail market.

Reduced import taxes and a correction in prices from record highs brought retail buyers and jewelers, and bullion imports in March rose 471 percent from a year earlier to a record 160 tonnes, Reuters stated.

The US dollar index finished moderately higher at 93.04, up 0.10 percent on April 1 against the significant cross. The dollar index scored a 2021 high of 93.47 earlier this week and rose 0.29 percent in the week.

The spot gold/silver ratio currently holds at 69.26 to 1, meaning that silver has outperformed gold.

The spot rupee closed 0.81 percent higher versus the dollar for the week. Gold ETF holdings proceeded outflow as holdings at SPDR Gold Shares fell to 1033 tonnes throughout the week. Down from the prior week’s 1037 tonnes.

MCX Bulldesk rose 164 points, or 1.17 percent, to end at 14,160. The index follows the real-time performance of MCX Gold and MCX Silver futures.

Spot gold ended with a profit of $23.17 at $1,730.18 an ounce in London trading. The yellow metal has drooped $166.31 or 8.77 percent in 2021.

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