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Monday, 25 February 2013


Gold looses glitter and silver loses its shine. Precious metals were moving on a see saw all week and then the blood bath of prices had swept the markets. On the exchange gold plummeted to a low of INR 29,100 while silver dropped down to INR 53,100. In the physical market gold and silver were being traded at INR 29,400 and INR 54200 respectively.

Investors, traders and the whole market in general stated different reasons for this crash.
Within a fortnight gold crashed by almost 1000 rupees. But Thursday set a recovery stage for gold. Some weaker U.S. economic data did help to lift gold prices, as the weaker-than-expected Philadelphia Fed business survey worked against notions the Federal Reserve will soon end its major bond-buying program. The other reason that helped gold to bounce back on Thursday from a seven-month intra-day low, was the physical buyers in Asia picked bargains a day after the market was rattled by concerns the U.S. Federal Reserve could scale back its monetary stimulus. This created some positivity in the market.

But before the Fed released its minutes the precious metals markets had already plunged down sharply as rumours swirled that a large commodity hedge fund had been forced to liquidate its holdings, the largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, New York's SPDR Gold Trust reported its biggest outflow in 18 months on Wednesday, coinciding with the price drop

Gold seemed to know what would come later on Wednesday, as short dated put buying, was followed by a push lower, to trigger a first round of sell stops below the 1600 USD level around midday. Technical inspired selling joined the sell off and as seen from the release of global ETF holding numbers, large long liquidation took place. Around the European lows of 1580 in the afternoon, as so often happens when commodities do a large move, rumours started to make the round that a large commodity fund would be in trouble
A panic selling behaviour was seen in the market.

Spot prices reached a low of $1,554.49 on Wednesday, their weakest since July. They slid 2.6 percent on Wednesday after Federal Reserve minutes suggested the bank may wind down its ultra-loose monetary policy sooner than expected.

It had since reversed course to post a rise of 0.2 percent to $1,565.06 Thursday evening. It fell 2.6 percent on Wednesday, posting the biggest daily drop in a year. 

Quantitative easing tends to support gold, as it keeps interest rates low while stoking fears of inflation. Tumbling prices attracted buying interest in the physical markets overnight in Asia, with analysts and traders reporting high volumes traded on the Shanghai Gold Exchange.

Gold has been caught up in a sandwich between hopes of central bank easing which enhances its inflation-hedge appeal and expected recover of the economy which hollows its safe haven status.

As far as the current outlook is concerned, Gold is expected to move in the range of 28,500. However, one can take a call to buy at this dip as gold is expected to move in the range of 29,500-33,000 rupees in the long run.


  1. can you predict the gold & sliver prices say after 5 years or more if one intends to physically stock them

  2. My view on Gold, Silver and platinum has been bullish. Dips are always buying opportunities. If someone wants to physical stock it, the best way would be the power of averaging. Use your resources to buy at the Dips. This will help you gain a good price in the future with a larger quantity.