MCX July silver futures tumbled to as low as Rs 39325 per kg today. The metal had fallen by nearly 10% so far this month; however the fall in prices has been curbed by the extra soft Indian Rupee. The Indian Rupee has fallen by more than 5% so far this month to low of nearly 60 per dollar. The counter should find support near Rs 39000-37000 levels in the near term.
The international silver futures have been hurt more severely due to sharp appreciation in the US dollar. COMEX July silver futures tumbled below $19 an ounce, falling nearly 17% so far in June 2013.
The dollar-denominated commodities felt the pinch from a rise in the U.S. dollar against key rivals, with the greenback looking for a sixth consecutive day of gains. The buck rose Tuesday after a report showed U.S. sales of new homes rose 2.1% in May, the fastest rate since mid-2008, and the Case-Shiller April home-price index jumped 2.5% in April, the largest monthly growth on record.47070
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke last week indicated the central bank may slow the pace of bond buying as early as this year if the economy continues to improve within its forecasts. The Fed currently buys $85 billion a month in U.S. Treasurys.
Later Wednesday, the U.S. Commerce Department is slated to release the third estimate of gross domestic product for the first quarter.