Gold futures hit crucial 20k-level

NEW DELHI: Gold surged to hit a crucial Rs 20,000 per ten gram level for the first time in futures trade today on hectic buying by speculators, tracking strong global trend.

Pick up in spot market demand for the festival and marriage season further boosted the market sentiment.

At the Multi Commodity Exchange counter, gold for June- month delivery surged by Rs 132 to hit a record high of Rs 20,007 per ten gram, with a volume of one lot.

Similarly, the metal for delivery in December gained Rs 90, or 0.46%, to Rs 19,619 per ten gram, with a turnover of three lots.

Marketmen said the precious metal rose to an all-time high level as speculators created fresh positions in tandem with a firming global trend.

They said retail buying in spot trading for the ongoing ‘Navratras’ festival, a auspicious week in Hindu mythology also bolstered the uptrend.

Meanwhile, gold rose by $5.20 to $1,352.20 an ounce in the Asian region.(PTI)

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