RSBL Gold Silver Bars/Coins

Monday, 6 May 2013


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

Gold prices climbed up on Thursday and it showed recovery for the first time in 10 months as the metal's inflation-hedge appeal jumped following the ECB rate cut. Adding to this, the hopes of easing measures by the US Federal Reserve continued to boost gold and silver. The price of gold increased by 1.48% to $1,467.6; Silver rose by 3.40% to $23.81. During the week, gold rose by 1.0%; silver, by 0.2%.

Spot metal was last at $1,477.05/1,477.85 per ounce, up $10.35 on the close and making gains for the second session in a row. It has now also edged $1.55 above the previous weekly close, putting it on course for two consecutive higher weekly closes
Investors in the market were taken aback by the ECB when it decided to lower its short term interest rate to an all time low of .50 per cent. 

Jobless Claims report was due on Friday afternoon and gold drifted higher in its new range just before that. However, nothing happened as expected. The Jobless claims in US had reduced and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 per cent. Just before the report was out gold was seen trading at 1487$ per ounce. However, later in the evening it dropped to 1445$. American employers took on more workers than forecast in April and the jobless rate unexpectedly fell to a four-year low of 7.5 percent, reflecting confidence in the outlook for the world’s biggest economy. Payrolls expanded by 165,000 following a revised 138,000 increase in March that was larger than first estimated, Labour Department figures showed today in Washington. Revisions added a total of 114,000 jobs to the counts for February and March.

The drop in jobless claims came as a surprise with economists expecting claims to edge up to 345,000 from the 339,000 originally reported for the previous week. Separately, the U.S. Commerce Department said the nation's trade deficit narrowed to $38.8 billion in March from a revised $43.6 billion in February. 

Officials at the Fed are still looking for greater progress in reducing unemployment. The central bankers said earlier this week that they plan to maintain their $85 billion monthly pace of bond purchases to spur growth and employment prospects and are prepared to raise or lower the level of purchases as the economic outlook evolves.

The Fed stated that though the jobless claims have dropped and the Labour market conditions have improved, the unemployment rate is still eminent.
Central bankers said that though we have seen a recovery in consumer spending, business investment and the housing industry the fiscal policy is restraining growth.
Till then gold seems to be on a life support system.

Trade range for gold for the  week is 1430- 1505 $ in the international market and in the Indian markets it is expected to move within 26500-28000 rupees per 10 gram.

“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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