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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Gold rises to Rs.29,750 on firm global cues, wedding season demand

Gold prices rose Rs. 200 to Rs. 29,750 per 10 grams at the bullion market here today on persistent buying by jewellers boosted by firm global prices according to RiddiSiddhi Bullions Limited.

Gold prices have been on the rise since January 28 and have gained Rs. 600 since then, added the Mr. Prithviraj Kothari, Managing Director, RSBL


Silver also crossed the Rs. 42,000 level by rising Rs. 300 to Rs. 42,200 per kg on increased off take by industrial units and coin makers.

Bullion traders said that besides a firm trend overseas, steady buying by local jewellers amid the ongoing wedding season mainly kept the precious metal prices higher.

Gold rose 0.59 per cent to $1,208.50 an ounce in Singapore today. The precious metal had risen by 1.25 per cent to $1,210.30 an ounce and silver went up by 2.75 per cent to $17.55 an ounce in New York yesterday, said a Bullion spectator.

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity advanced by Rs. 200 each to Rs. 29,750 and Rs.29,600 per 10 grams respectively.

Sovereign, also went up by Rs. 100 to Rs. 24,400 per piece of eight grams.

In sync with gold, silver ready rose further by Rs. 300 to Rs. 42,200 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs.395 to Rs. 41,870 per kg.

On the other hand, silver coins remained steady at Rs. 72,000 for buying and Rs. 73,000 for selling of 100 pieces as per the statistics provided by RSBL.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Gold logs modest rebound from 6-months low


While we saw palladium diverged last week, gold prices remained weak. The strong dollar has been weighing on the yellow metal, but a stronger oil prices may well give it some support if stronger oil prices encourages investors back into commodity baskets.

Last week gold was on the negative side as its prices tracked lower in London on the morning of Friday November 18, with continued strength in the dollar pushing it to six-month lows.

The spot gold price was recently quoted at $1,208.45/1,208.70 per oz, down $6.55 on Thursday’s close. And reached $1203 earlier in the day -it’s lowest since May.

The dollar index was recently at 101.35, up 0.35% – it is holding around its highest for 14 years amid expectations that the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month.

The US dollar has strengthened alongside increasing expectations of a US rate hike in December.

Fed officials who spoke last Friday had indicated that rates should go up next month and that the Fed could adjust its outlook as and when more details of president-elect Donald Trump’s policies become visible,.

“The market is almost fully priced for a rate hike in December at 98%.

Bullion has fallen 5.4 percent this month as of Friday's close, pressured by nerves around the U.S. election and speculation over the timing of an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

The overnight Fed comments gave the dollar the support required to continue its stunning run higher and it is hard to see gold being able to rally the support required to break away from $1,200 as we head toward the December FOMC meeting.

US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said that US interest rates could rise “relatively soon” due to an improving domestic labour market and stronger growth.

Should the US dollar continue to rally, gold is likely to remain under pressure.

These low prices have induced some interest in the physical market this increasing the demand for gold. Russia purchased the most gold in 18 years in October – central bank holdings rose to 50.9 million ounces from 49.6 million ounces, ANZ said in a note.

Gold prices rose in Asian trade on Monday, snapping a 3-session losing streak, buoyed by physical buying after the metal slid to a 5-1/2- month low on Friday.

Gold is highly sensitive to rising rates, which lift the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding assets such as bullion, while boosting the dollar, in which it is priced. Hence any positive development over the interest rate hike immediately puts pressure on gold this pushing its prices down

Meanwhile, gold premiums in India, the second largest consumer of the precious metal, jumped to two-year highs in the week to Nov. 18 as jewellers ramped up purchases on fears the government might curb imports after withdrawing higher-denomination notes from Circulation.

Spot gold seems to have found a support at $1,204 per ounce; it may hover above this level for one day or bounce moderately.

Gold moth continue to struggle against a backdrop of a firmer U.S. stock market, a stronger dollar and rising global rates and there are chances for prices to weaken below $1,200 in the next few weeks leading into the Federal Open Market Committee.

But ETF investors are continuing to pull out – holdings have dropped by 54 tonnes or 2.5% to 2,109 tonnes as of November 18 after rising 33 tonnes in October, 27 tonnes in September and 16 tonnes in August.

With US markets set to close later this week for Thanksgiving holidays, volatility is likely to be pronounced into the end of the month, Commerzbank noted.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

#SaluteModi : RSBL



This was one of the boldest movements by the Government of India announced over a 40-minute speech. In one of the historical reforms of the economy of India, Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes were banned effective Tuesday midnight which is expected to bring in 7 lac crore in the RBI account.
The entire team at RiddiSiddhi Bullions ltd. supports this brave move of Our Respected PM Mr. Modi. We assure complete support for the successful implementation of these measures to fight corruption and illicit financial flows in India.  The majority of industry and commoners alike reacted to this decision with overwhelming support and we at RSBL will extend total cooperation for it. Our aim is to have a "black money free India".

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION EFFECT ON GOLD: RSBL

 By Mr. Prithviraj Kothari, MD, RSBL

As US elections head for the home stretch with both the leading candidates heading for a photo finish, financial markets across asset classes are jittery. Higher volatility is visible across all markets, be it oil, gold, bonds, currency or equities.

A prelude to how markets are expected to behave was given by world market on reports of Donald Trump closing the gap on Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. While most investors expected Hillary Clinton to win the elections, recent disclosures by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Clinton’s e-mail controversy has helped Trump regain lost ground.
We shall take a look at how various asset classes are expected to behave if Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump moves to the White House. 
Gold markets thrive on uncertainty, it usually does before US elections. But this time around market experts feel uncertainty will continue and help gold prices if Trump wins. A Trump win is likely to bring in uncertainty till he comes clean on his policies. Equities are expected to drop down 10-15 percent . Rupee depreciation is expected and gold may rise up to 40-50 $


A Hillary win will leave markets unshaken. Since more are in favour of a Hillary win, her victory is not expected to make the markets volatile.

Irrespective of who wins studies  show that as the dust settles, the year following the elections could be bad for gold prices.   

US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION EFFECT ON GOLD: RSBL

 By Mr. Prithviraj Kothari, MD, RSBL

As US elections head for the home stretch with both the leading candidates heading for a photo finish, financial markets across asset classes are jittery. Higher volatility is visible across all markets, be it oil, gold, bonds, currency or equities.

A prelude to how markets are expected to behave was given by world market on reports of Donald Trump closing the gap on Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. While most investors expected Hillary Clinton to win the elections, recent disclosures by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Clinton’s e-mail controversy has helped Trump regain lost ground.
We shall take a look at how various asset classes are expected to behave if Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump moves to the White House. 
Gold markets thrive on uncertainty, it usually does before US elections. But this time around market experts feel uncertainty will continue and help gold prices if Trump wins. A Trump win is likely to bring in uncertainty till he comes clean on his policies. Equities are expected to drop down 10-15 percent . Rupee depreciation is expected and gold may rise up to 40-50 $


A Hillary win will leave markets unshaken. Since more are in favour of a Hillary win, her victory is not expected to make the markets volatile.

Irrespective of who wins studies  show that as the dust settles, the year following the elections could be bad for gold prices.   

Thursday, 3 November 2016

5 YEAR (2011-2016) POST DIWALI ANALYSIS: RSBL

 By Mr. Prithviraj Kothari, MD, RSBL



Buying gold and silver is considered to be auspicious in most of the festival especially on Akshay Tritiya, Dussehra, Dhanteras and Diwali. Even jewellers project gold in different manner during festival season.  Jewellery houses offer attractive discounts and other such schemes to lure the customers. Some have gone a step further and are offering discounts on the making charges as well.

We usually hear in advertisement that “Diamond is forever” but for Indian market if we see craziness about gold than for us “Gold is forever” seems to be the apt statement.
A historical analysis shows that largely on the day of Diwali, gold prices witness a correction, while the price increase actually takes place around two weeks prior to the festival.
Generally I have always been asked what are your projections for Diwali, how does the market look etc. But this year I have put across a post Diwali gold analysis from 2011- 2016. Let’s have a look.





Diwali 2011- Gold prices ended steady at INR 31,300 per ten grams in special Diwali trading on 26th October,  on selective buying, while silver fell by INR 150 to INR 49,000 per kg on reduced off-take.
Traders said the gold remained steady on token buying by market participants to mark the beginning of new Hindu Samvat year 2070, while silver declined on lack of support.

They said buying activity was restricted and the volume of business limited. Gold buying in India, the world's biggest buyer of the metal, tapered off further after the festival week, even as domestic users started getting small import lots, weighing on premiums.
India, struggling with a high trade deficit and weak currency, had been trying to curb demand for gold, the second-biggest import item after oil. It has made gold expensive for consumers by setting a record 10 percent import duty and made supplies harder to come which kept gold more or less stablisied.

Diwali 2012- Generally, gold sales remain good throughout year but when festival season starts gold breaks record in terms of purchase demands in India. Its seems to be true for 2012 too. Although gold price was nearby INR 32,000/- per 10 gm. on Dhanteras, it did not affect the demand and the craze to own the yellow metal continued. Gold is considered as safe haven. Gold investment also helps in bad financial situation that is the reason people don’t hesitate in purchasing gold even at higher price.

Once again this year people showed added interest in purchasing Gold. That is the reason country’s top two exchanges BSE and NSE recorded a total turnover of over INR 2,200 crore in gold ETF on Dhanteras and simultaneously demand for gold coins and bars as also high. 

Although Gold was trading at a record price of INR 32,000 per 10gm. Investors were still investing in gold because they knew that investment in gold is secure as it gives return like 670% in 10 years which is difficult to achieve from other asset class and it was a life time high in 2012 which kept the faith of investors in the yellow metal alive




Diwali 2013-  Since 2013 was one of the worst performing years for gold, the demand for it declined too. In the domestic bullion market shows that demand had slowed drastically as compared to the last festive season. Gold prices were trading at levels of around
Rs30, 000/10gm and this factor to a great extent is seen as having a dampener effect on demand for gold jewellery. While compulsive gold shoppers would yearn to buy gold coins and bars, because of the tight supply conditions they may not be able to do so.

A firm global trend on speculation that the US Fed might maintain stimulus to boost economic growth also supported the sentiment, they said. On the other hand, jewellers were seen offering discounts on making charges in order to lure buyers. Then too, sentiments doing rounds in the gold market are on the weaker side for 2013  thus affecting big purchases among the small to-middle income group category

Diwali 2014-  Gold sales in India during the festivals of Diwali and Dhanteras celebrated this week rose by about a fifth, a senior official at the country's biggest gold trade group said

Premiums in India, the second biggest buyer of bullion, jumped to $17-$18 an ounce during Diwali.
Diwali sales across the country were very good. It was about 20 per cent higher compared to 2013. The strong demand from India was supporting global gold prices.
India set a record high import duty on gold last year to curb its trade deficit, and made it necessary for importers to re-export a fifth of all their purchases. The move contained imports into the country, with the resulting supply shortage sending local premiums to about $160 an ounce over the global benchmark at one point. Some of the rules were eased earlier this year, leading to higher imports and a fall in local prices. This year prices were low, sentiment was good and there was a  stable government in the centre; all of these helped boost sales. In anticipation of strong demand during the festivals, India had imported $3.75 billion worth of gold in September - a 450 per cent jump from the same period last year.

India imported 151.6 tonnes of gold in November, up nearly 38 per cent from October, as traders bought aggressively expecting curbs on overseas purchases.

India last year levied a record import duty of 10 per cent on gold and introduced the 80:20 rules after surging trade and current account deficits sparked the worst currency turmoil since the 1998 balance of payment crisis.

But instead of putting in place more restrictions, the government surprisingly scrapped the so-called 80:20 rule in the previous month, mandating traders to export a fifth of all imported gold. Traders had few takers for the gold they bought in November.
Trading agencies were expecting curbs on imports and subsequently higher premium in December. So they imported more than their requirement but were then struggling to find buyers.

Diwali 2015- Rising for the second straight day, gold prices edged up by INR. 5 to reach INR. 26,235 per 10 grams on the eve of Diwali that fell on November 11.The bullion market witnessed increased buying by jewellers to meet festive and wedding season demand amid a mixed global trend.

Silver, however, met with resistance and dropped by INR. 535 to trade below INR. 35,000-mark at INR. 34,875 per kg. Traders said sustained buying by jewellers to meet festive season demand and a better trend overseas mainly kept gold prices higher.

Diwali 2016- Gold prices drifted lower by INR 100 to INR 30,650 per 10 grams in special 'Diwali Muhurat' trading at the bullion market on Sunday in the absence of worthwhile activity.

However, silver held steady at INR 43,000 per kg on scattered buying support from industrial units and coin makers. Traders attributed the fall in gold prices to absence of activity as jewellers kept buying restricted.

They, however, added that token buying activity on the auspicious occasion of 'Diwali' and the beginning of Hindu Samvat Year 2073 capped the fall.


Over all, unlike 2012, we did not get to see gold touching Rs. 32000 mark during Diwali since then. Gold seems to have been steady withing Rs. 25,5000- Rs.30,500 range around the festive season.



The primary purpose of this article by Mr. Prithviraj Kothari is to educate the masses of the current happenings in the Bullion world.
Previous blog:
"An Action Packed December: RSBL"
 http://riddisiddhibullionsltd.blogspot.in/2016/10/an-action-packed-december.html

Monday, 3 October 2016

VOLATILE MARKETS: RSBL



 By Mr. Prithviraj Kothari, MD, RSBL




Markets were volatile as the week ended and this volatility was reflected in the movements of gold prices.

Gold prices fell on Friday, after shuffling between gains and losses as investors weighed concern about Europe's banking woes against heightened expectations of a Fed rate increase in December.

The yellow metal had fallen to as low as $1,311.95 on Friday – the lowest since September 21 – following news that Deutsche Bank was near a settlement with US regulators.
Amidst rise of uncertainty over the health of a financial industry, traders have shifted focus to gold to provide what it best does- safe haven. 

Traders are seeking for the yellow metal as uncertainty prevails after the news reports by Bloomberg that 10 hedge funds that do business with Deutsche Bank have pared their exposure. Its shares fell to a record low, and European and Asian equities retreated. There’s heightened haven buying as anxiety grows over the German lender, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. said in a note.

Investors had been nervous about the uncertainty surrounding Deutsche Bank after some of its clients, among them several big hedge funds, were reported to have withdrawn securities or cash from the German lender amid concerns about its stability and their exposure.

But, on Friday, safe haven demand for gold dwindled after stocks in major markets largely recovered from a sell-off on easing concerns about Deutsche Bank. This lead to a fall in gold prices. Spot gold was down 0.3 percent at $1,316.32 per ounce during Friday trading hours.

As the session wore on, the focus turned to increasing expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise rates by the end of the year. Fed-funds futures, used to bet on central-bank policy, showed investors assigned a 61.6 % likelihood to a rate increase in December, up from 52% the previous day, according to CME data on Friday.

Expectations for higher rates tend to weigh on gold, which yields nothing and struggles to compete with Treasury’s and other investments when borrowing costs rise.
Hence there were sluggish sentiments in the market as it might have to edge lower before finding firm support.

A collapse in Deutsche Bank's already beaten stock had sent Europe into a fresh tailspin early on Friday and left world equity markets slipping towards their worst week in three months. Safe-haven demand had sustained bullion until the market turned its attention to U.S. economic data and important numbers coming from China.


The Commerce Department said on Friday that U.S. consumer Spending fell in August for the first time in seven months while Inflation showed signs of accelerating, mixed signals that could keep the Fed cautious about raising interest rates.
Let’s have a look on the key economic indicators-

US
   

  • In US data released Friday, the core PCE price index was as expected at 0.2 percent but personal spending and personal income undershot at 0.0 percent and 0.2 percent.
  • The Chicago PMI was better than expected at 54.2. Revised UoM consumer sentiment and revised UoM inflation expectations at 91.2 and 2.4 percent respectively were also better than forecasts.
  •   A string of manufacturing PMI numbers are due from Eurozone countries as well as the US later today. The ISM manufacturing PMI, construction spending, ISM manufacturing prices and total vehicle sales from the US will also be of note.
  •  In US data released on Thursday, second quarter final GDP growth came in at 1.4 percent quarter-on-quarter, slightly better than expectations of 1.3 percent. Weekly unemployment claims for last week was also better than expected at 254,000, against a forecast of 260,000.
  • Pending home sales for August, however, fell 2.4 percent month-on-month – a 0.1 percent decline was called for.


China

  • China’s official manufacturing PMI for September was at 50.4 (close to expectations of 50.5),
  • China’s manufacturing sector remains in expansion mode alongside stable production and demand growths, the NBS said.
  • But the foundation of the manufacturing sector’s stable growth is not solid as firms continue to face operating difficulties while industries eliminate excess capacities, the Bureau cautioned.
  • The country’s official non-manufacturing PMI, which represents the services sector was at 53.7 in September, was up from August’s figure of 53.5.
  • The official PMIs added to the continued Chinese growth story and risk on mood in markets, National Australia Bank said on Monday.
  • For the time being The precious metals are looking quite diverse with gold prices struggling to rise and when they do they struggle to hold on to any gains



  • For the time being The precious metals are looking quite diverse with gold prices struggling to rise and when they do they struggle to hold on to any gains.
     

     

    The primary purpose of this article by Mr. Prithviraj Kothari is to educate the masses of the current happenings in the Bullion world.
    Previous blog:
    "Buy And Hold Gold: RSBL"
    http://riddisiddhibullionsltd.blogspot.in/2016/09/gold-buy-and-hold-rsbl.html