Gold soars to record high of Rs 56,850 per 10 grams. Is it an opportunity missed?
Gold, silver prices today: MCX gold futures for February 3 delivery rose by as much as Rs 304 or 0.5 per cent to a record high of Rs 56,850 per 10 grams. MCX silver futures (March 3) rose as as high as Rs 69,144 per kilogram.
Domestic gold futures rose by half a per cent to a record high on Friday tracking global benchmarks. Weakness in the US dollar — making the yellow metal more attractive for those holding other currencies — and safe-haven demand, amid weak US macroeconomic data and hawkish comments from Fed officials that fuelled concerns about a recession in the world's largest economy.
On MCX, gold futures for February 3 delivery gained by as much as Rs 304 or 0.5 per cent to Rs 56,850 per 10 grams — a record high.
The international spot gold rate was up 1.1 per cent at $1,924.1 per ounce at the last count, within $5 of a nine-month high of $1,929 touched on Monday.
US gold futures rose 0.9 per cent to finish at $1,923.9 per ounce. Silver futures were up 0.6 per cent at $24 an ounce.
The rupee was last seen quoting at 81.17 against the US dollar, higher by 19 paise or 0.2 per cent compared with its previous close.
Typically, gold shares an inverse relationship with riskier asset classes such as stocks. Indian equity benchmark Nifty50 has risen about two per cent in the last one year.
Gold & silver: Near-term outlook
In rupee terms, gold has support at Rs 56,510-56,380 per 10 grams and resistance at Rs 56,940-57,140 per 10 grams," said Rahul Kalantri-VP Commodities at Mehta Equities.
He sees support for silver at Rs 68,050-67,520 per kilogram and resistance at Rs 68,950–69,580 per kilogram.
"International gold has support at $1,912-1,898 and resistance at $1,940-1,951. Silver has support at $23.7-23.5 and resistance at $24.1-24.3," he added.
Is gold an opportunity missed for investors?
"After staging a rally in 2022, gold is poised for a rally in 2023 as well given the current market environment... One can expect gold to touch Rs 62,000 per 10 grams in 2023," Ajay Kedia, Founder and Director at Kedia Advisory, told Zeebiz.com.
"Although there might be a pullback in the short term, where those who missed the bus will be able to enter, the prospects for gold look bright for the year as a whole, given the slightly overvalued equity markets owing to fears about a recession or a slowdown or sticky inflation," said Kedia, who sees Rs 54,000 as a possible reentry level.
Kedia finds silver much stronger this year driven by strong industrial consumption prospects for the white metal. "Silver is going to be the poor man's gold this year," he said.
MCX silver futures for March 3 delivery were last quoting higher by Rs 481 or 0.7 per cent at Rs 68,840 per kilogram on Friday, having jumped to as high as Rs 69,144 per kilogram earlier in the day.
Kedia expects silver to touch Rs 90,000 per kilogram in 2023, with Rs 65,000 per kilogram as a near-term entry point.
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