Monday, 19 August 2013

Gold, Silver Trim Gains In Europe Hours

Gold futures trimmed the gains in the early European trading hours today after trading sharply higher in the Asian mark
et hours. Profit booking along with the firmness in the US dollar hindered the upside for yellow metal and other commodities.
European stock markets traded lower in early action on Monday, tracking losses seen overnight in Asia and last week in the U.S. where worries over rising Treasury yields spooked investors. The U.K.'s FTSE 100 index dropped 0.3% to 6,483.71, while France's CAC 40 index gave up 0.7% to 4,096.90. Germany's DAX 30 index gave up 0.6% to 8,338.65.
Gold for December delivery are trading up $1 at $1,372 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. It jumped 1.15% on Friday to settle the week at $1,376.30 a troy ounce. The metal may find support near $1300 levels with resistance near $1400 an ounce.
Gold prices added 4.55% last week the strongest gain since the week ending July 12. The precious metal has rebounded 16% since hitting a 34-month low of $1,180.15 a troy ounce on June 28.
September silver futures are trading above $23 an ounce in the Asia electronic session today. It rallied 1.3% on Friday to settle the week at $23.23 a troy ounce, the strongest level since May 15. Last week, it surged 11.7%, the biggest weekly advance since September 2008. Silver prices are up 24% since hitting a three-year low of $18.19 on June 28.
Minutes from the Fed’s policy meeting in late July may shed more light on the taper timing, including information on how many policy makers were ready to slow asset purchases. The minutes are due out Wednesday.
MCX October gold futures are trading down nearly Rs 50 at Rs 30795 per 10 grams. It may find support near Rs 30700 levels and Rs 30590 levels.
MCX Silver futures are trading down nearly Rs 200 at Rs 50470 per kg. It may find support near Rs 50300 and Rs 50100 levels.

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