Gold and silver prices today slipped in markets, extending their recent decline. On MCX, gold futures fell 0.3% to ₹50,180 per 10 gram in its fourth straight day of losses while silver futures declined 0.8% to ₹62,043 per kg. Gold and silver prices had fallen sharply in previous session. Gold fell about ₹450 per 10 gram while silver rates declined ₹718 per kg. Gold prices are now down more than ₹6000 from their August highs of ₹56,200.
In global markets, gold prices slipped today, pressurized by a stronger US dollar. Optimism about progress in covid vaccine development also dented the precious metal’s appeal. Spot gold fell 0.1% to $1,869.86 per ounce.
Among other precious metals, silver fell 0.3 % to $24.24 per ounce. Platinum eased 0.5% to $937.30, while palladium was down 0.7% at $2,311.91.
Mixed factors have kept gold in a range, say analysts. Weighing on gold price is signs of progress on vaccine front even if there is not much clarity on timeline as to when a vaccine will become available publicly.