Extending its gains, gold prices Tuesday rose by Rs 100 to Rs 33,750 per 10 gram at the bullion market, tracking a firm trend overseas, according to All India Sarafa Association. Silver prices also followed suit and gained Rs 200 to Rs 41,000 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.
Traders said, gold hovering at USD 1,300 an ounce in the overseas market aided sentiments and led to increasing in the prices of the yellow metal.
Besides, the escalation of Sino-US trade tensions ahead of its trade talks led to safe-haven buying, they added. Globally, gold rose to USD 1,304.81 an ounce and silver traded higher at USD 15.79 an ounce in New York.
On Monday, gold prices had advanced by Rs 350. In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purities climbed Rs 100 each to Rs 33,750 and Rs 33,600 per 10 gram, respectively.
However, sovereign gold held steady at Rs 25,700 per piece of eight gram. Silver ready rose by Rs 200 to Rs 41,000 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 83 to Rs 40,073 per kg.
On the other side, silver coins continued to be traded at the previous level of Rs 78,000 for buying and Rs 79,000 for selling of 100 pieces.