Gold futures slide on weak global cues

Monday, Sep 26, 2016,13:08 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Gold prices fell 0.16 per cent to Rs 31,231 per 10 gram in futures trade on Monday as traders cut down their bets amid a weak global trend.

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold prices for delivery in October were trading lower by Rs 50, or 0.16 per cent to Rs 31,231 per 10 gram in a business turnover of 574 lots.

Also, the metal for delivery in far-month December declined by Rs 43, or 0.14 per cent to Rs 31,344 per 10 gram in 111 lots.

Analysts attributed the fall in prices to weak trend overseas where gold retreated after its biggest weekly advance in two months, as the dollar erased losses, dimming the metal’s appeal as an alternative investment.

Meanwhile, gold was trading 0.31 per cent down at USD 1,333 an ounce in Singapore on Monday.