Mumbai, October 22: Gold and silver prices slipped today in the futures market in India mirroring queues from the global markets. On MCX, December gold futures fell 0.45 percent to Rs 51,100 per 10 gram while silver futures declined 1.2 percent to Rs 62,847 per kg.
The reason why gold in the global market slipped was because of uncertainty over the US stimulus package. According to reports, there were rising concerns that an agreement on a new US fiscal coronavirus aid package will not be reached until after the presidential election when US President Donald Trump accused the Democrats of being unwilling to craft a compromise on aid.
Spot gold fell 0.2 percent to $1,920.86 per ounce, falling from a one-week high of $1,931.01 hit in the previous session. According to Good Returns.com, the price of a 10-gram 24 carat gold in Mumbai was Rs 51,100 on Thursday. Customers need to pay Rs 51,710 in Kolkata for 24-carat 10-gram gold.