New Delhi: Gold prices spurted by Rs 408 to Rs 30,852 per 10 gram in futures trade as speculators raised their bets after the precious metal climbed above USD 1,300 an ounce in the global markets.
In futures trading at the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in August rose by Rs 408 or 1.34 per cent to Rs 30,852 per 10 gram in a business turnover of 1,627 lots. Also, the precious metal for delivery in far-month October was trading higher by Rs 408 or 1.33 per cent to Rs 31,084 per 10 gram in 92 lots.
Analysts said rally in gold prices in the global market, where it again went past USD 1,300 after the Federal Reserve scaled back the outlook for interest-rate increase and Fed Chair Janet Yellen signaled rates may stay lower for longer, raised appeal of the yellow metal, influenced gold futures here.
Besides, covering-up short positions by speculators also supported the upside, they said. Globally, the metal’s rates zoomed as much as USD 10.80 or 0.94 per cent to USD 1,302.30 an ounce in Singapore.