Gold Prices May Fall to Rs. 23,000 in a Month

Mumbai: Gold prices are expected to come down to a low of Rs 23,000 per 10 grams on continuing worries over interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve and a stronger US dollar.

“The gold remains bearish and the prices are likely to decline to Rs 23,000-23,500 per 10 grams in a week to month time. This is mainly because the market is nervous of the outcome before July 29, when the US Federal Reserve will take a decision on rate hike. Whatever the decision, it will be negative for gold,” Commtrendz research director Gnanasekar Thiagarajan says, according to a report published in

The MCX gold was at Rs 24,752 per 10 grams on Saturday, and $1,097.50 an ounce in the international market.

Mr Thiagarajan said that with a hike in rates by the US central bank looking imminent, the question now is by how much and when, which is keeping the market volatile till a final decision is taken.

In international markets, the prices are likely to weaken to $1,020 an ounce in a week or month. He added that the price may also crack below the $1,000 level.

Domestic prices of gold, however, will be cushioned if the rupee weakens against the American currency.