RSBL Gold Silver Bars/Coins

Saturday, 30 March 2013


                                       -By Mr. Prithviraj Kothari, MD, RSBL (RiddiSiddhi Bullions Ltd.)

Gold and silver showed mixed sentiments last week and continued to make wave like movements despite many news that did the rounds in the previous week. Mixed movements in the forex market could have resulted in the mixed movements witnessed in the commodities market so far.

Gold and Silver slightly declined on Tuesday, after the news from Cyprus that its parliament passed on the bailout plan. On the other hand, other commodities prices such as oil prices and the stock market indexes such as S&P 500 rose. The shift in market sentiment towards bullish may also have contributed to decline in demand for precious metals and other safe haven investments. 

However, On Wednesday, though gold and silver opened with a negative note, they managed to bounce back by late evening. Causing the climb was a fall in U.S. equities which made the metal more appealing as an investment. In addition, continuing euro zone fears, following developments in Italy, gave gold extra upside impetus. The speculation around Cyprus bailout plan is currently pulling down the Euro and EU stock markets. These speculations have helped rally gold and silver prices. 

The Cyprus bailout is a wake-up call to buy gold. All those who have waited long to buy gold, can now start making decisions. With Europe's unsolvable debt crisis and America's own unemployment problems wherein for the first-time jobless claims rose by 16,000 to 357,000 in the week ended March 23, the highest level in more than a month, it's only a matter of time before we witness another gold rally.

Thanks to the Federal Reserve, central banks around the world are losing trust in the U.S. dollar; which used to be the “safe haven” currency. As more countries print paper money, known as “fiat currency,” the same countries will be reluctant to hold the fiat currencies of other countries in their reserves. Gold bullion is becoming a need for central banks, and I believe central banks will buy more gold bullion, because they have to, as paper money becomes too plentiful. While central banks are buying gold bullion at a rate not seen in 49 years, the price of gold bullion has declined—actions that bring forward the question of price manipulation in the gold market. If gold prices are indeed being suppressed, which is very difficult to prove, the end result will eventually be a major breakout for gold bullion prices on the upside. 

To give you an idea, China has the biggest reserve in the world—worth more than $3.0 trillion. But compared to the gold bullion holdings of other major central banks, China is still far behind. The U.S., Germany, and Italy hold more than 70% of their reserves in gold bullion. Imagine what would happen to gold bullion prices if China even just tried to double its gold reserves. In the backdrop of the gold bullion buying spree, central banks around the world are printing paper money, working to depreciate their currencies to jumpstart exports. (Source:

I feel its matter of time. If things get messier for either, investors can see gold easily hitting $2,000/ounce by the end of the year.

“The primary purpose of this blog by Prithviraj Kothari - MD, RSBL, is to educate the masses of the current happenings in the Bullion world.”

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"Cyprus gives gold a helping hand"


  1. looking at the heavy price fluctation in bullion on 30 march 2013, will the silver break its low of (mcx) Rs 51425/- and golds 29250/- in short term future?
    so as to accumulate bullion at the bottom.

    feeling stressed by inflation , looking forward to safe havens like bullion !



  3. Dear Mr. Jain,

    Thanks a lot for question.

    I agree Gold and Silver are declining. To be precise, Gold and silver prices are at yearly low. There was more than one reason behind this downfall. Gold ETFs had seen tremendous liquidation. Stop loss triggered amongst traders. Chinese markets were closed due to holidays. Hence there were no Chinese players in the market.

    Currently there is good opportunity to buy at this level. These levels seem attractive to enter the markets.

    Target for gold for 2013 is 1580.

  4. thanks, what is d silver target for 2013?

  5. Targets for Silver: On the lower side INR 47,000 while on the upper side the target is INR 58,000.

  6. thanks
    today goldman sachs has targeted gold to downside for 2013 and 2014 at $1450 and $1270 respectively.
    what is your take on gold prices in india as usdinr plays big role and do u think its possible for bullion to fall to those levels? and if possible what levels in inr u expect?

  7. Hi,

    Sorry for a late reply!

    Yes, most of the reports do show a downside. As per $1300-1330 is a very good supporting range. I do not expect it fall beyond that.

    I totally agree that INR plays a key in Indian Gold price. I expect it to touch atleast 58 by the year end. This should create a necessary support for Indian Gold prices.

  8. I think gold will be the safest investment nowadays. Currently there is good opportunity to buy at this level.

    bank bailouts