Gold rates today fall for fourth day in a row in Indian markets

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Gold prices today slipped in Indian markets as a stronger US dollar and firm US bond yields put pressure on the rates of the yellow metal in global markets. On MCX, gold futures dipped 0.02% to 51,360 per 10 gram while silver fell 0.2% to 66,075 per kg. 

In global markets, gold rates eased today as hawkish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve officials boosted the dollar and Treasury yields to multi-year highs.

Spot gold was down 0.2% at $1,920.87 per ounce. A stronger dollar makes gold less attractive for other currency holders while higher yields increase the opportunity cost for holding non-yielding bullion. 

Rising US Treasury yields and expectations for more aggressive monetary policy tightening by the Federal Reserve offset safe-haven demand for bullion spurred by possible new Western sanctions on Russia, says Rahul Kalantri, VP Commodities, Mehta Equities.

“The dollar index and U.S. bond yields rise after Federal reserve Governor Lael Brainard said that she expects methodical rate hikes and rapid reductions to the central bank’s balance sheet to bring U.S. monetary policy to a more neutral position. After her statement, the dollar index crossed 99 marks again while the benchmark 10-year bond yields crossed 2.55% and put pressure on gold & silver. However, talks of more economic sanctions on Russia by western countries and higher global inflation pressures are supporting precious metals at lower levels,” he added. 

Gold technical outlook

“Gold has support at $1905-1892, while resistance at $1932-1944. Silver has support at $24.05- 23.80, while resistance is at $24.55-24.88. In rupee terms gold has support at Rs50,950–50,680, while resistance is at 51,540–51,720. Silver has support at 65,750- 65,320 while resistance is at 66,760–67150,” Rahul Kalantri of Mehta Equities added. (With Agency Inputs)

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