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Gold Rates in Salem
Gold rates in Salem depend on several global factors such as gold imports, oil prices and strength of the dollar among others. Gold rates touched a 4-year low in India and over five-year low globally this year. According to experts, gold prices are unlikely to rise in the near future due to an imminent hike in interest rates by the US Fed and Greece’s default crisis. Intriguingly, 60% of demand for gold comes from rural India especially during weddings.
Experts, therefore, warn that reducing rural purchasing power, crop failure and a bad monsoon may hit gold sales. According to World Gold Council, 50% of the Indian population is under 25 years. As a result, around 150 million weddings are likely to take place in the coming ten years.
Most consumers in Salem buy gold jewellery for traditional festivals and weddings. Auspicious days such as Dhanteras and Akshaya Tritiya attract long queues in front of jewellery stores in Salem. In addition to its obvious ornamental uses, gold is used as a safe hedge against inflation.
Trend of Gold Rate in Salem for January 2018 (rates per gram for 24 karat gold)
January 2018 - Week 1 (1st - 7th)
- On the 1st of January, gold in Salem was priced at Rs.3,002 per gram
- The 2nd of January saw gold rate in Salem rise to Rs.3,011 per gram as a result of the international market witnessing sharp inclines.
- As the US dollar weakened, demand for gold increased. This pushed gold price in Salem up to Rs.3,014 per gram on the 3rd of January.
- However, gold rates dropped to Rs.3,001 per gram on the 4th. Reports said that “today’s gold rate” declined due to the latest job data release
- But, as the data turned out to be more negative than expected, gold rates surged back to Rs.3,013 per gram on the 5th day of the week.
- With demand continuing to remain high amid increased demand, gold rates surged again to Rs.3,021 per gram.
January 2018 - Week 2 (8th - 14th)
- When trading opened for the second week, gold was priced at Rs.3,009 per gram on the 8th of January.
- Gold price in Salem rose significantly during the week owing to the poorly performing equity markets amid the weakened greenback.
- On the 9th, the precious metal was recorded trading at Rs.3,017 per gram before rising further to Rs.3,022 per gram the following day due to a decline in the US dollar.
- The weakening of the US dollar proved to be favourable for the commodity markets with an increase in global demand for the metal. This led to gold rate in Salem rising to Rs.3,048 per gram on the 12th.
- A positive trend overseas coupled with increased domestic demand led to gold prices hitting their highest since September at Rs.3,068 per gram on the 13th.
- Steady demand amid the weakened dollar and unevenly performing equities led to gold holding steady at Rs.3,068 per gram on the 14th as well.
Trend of Gold Rate in Salem for December 2017 (rates per gram for 24 karat gold)
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|Gold Rate on 1st December 2017||Rs.2,982 per gram|
|Gold Rate on 31st December 2017||Rs.3,015 per gram|
|Highest Rate in December||Rs.3,015 per gram on 30 and 31 December|
|Lowest Rate in December||Rs.2,903 per gram on 13 December|
|Overall Monthly Performance||Incline|
December 2017 - Week 1 (1st - 10th)
- Gold trade in Salem opened with the metal priced relatively lower at Rs.2,982 per gram after an optimistic US economic growth report resulted in the safe-haven asset losing its appeal in the global market.
- However, the US dollar lost ground after the US tax reform bill was stalled due to conflicting opinions in the Senate. This led to gold price in Salem rising to Rs.3,003 per gram on the 2nd and the 3rd.
- But the landmark bill to overhaul the country’s present tax system was narrowly voted to be passed after reconciling differences in the legislation by the US Senate. This led to gold rates in Salem plunging to Rs.2,972 per gram on the 5th.
- The yellow metal prices continued to decline during the week with investors and markets cautious ahead of the interest rates hike by the Federal Reserve during the month. This led to prices plummeting to Rs.2,962 per gram and Rs.2,942 per gram on the 6th and the 7th respectively.
- The 8th marked gold prices at their lowest level in nearly four months amid a well-performing US dollar and firm equities markets. The precious metal was trading as low as Rs.2,917 per gram.
- An increase in domestic buying from local jewellers and retailers to meet the local wedding demand led to the precious metal being priced at Rs.2,927 per gram for the remainder of the week.
December 2017 - Week 2 (11th - 17th)
- Gold rate in Salem opened at Rs.2,911 per gram for this week.
- Even though there was an increased demand in global markets, the Indian markets saw little change for the initial few days.
- The 12th saw gold rate in Salem drop to Rs.2,908 per gram before dropping further to Rs.2,903 per gram on the 13th of the month.
- But, as the Fed Reserve hiked its interest rate, and as the US dollar fell due to it, gold demand went up. The metal traded at Rs.2,924 per gram on the 14th of December.
- This level of high demand was unsustainable and hence prices fell to Rs.2,918 per gram on the 15th and the to Rs.2,917 per gram the next day.
- The yellow metal traded at an improved Rs.2,927 per gram on the 17th of December as demand picked up amid a weak dollar showing.
December 2017 - Week 3 (18th - 24th)
- The week commenced with the precious metal prices recorded at Rs.2,923 per gram on the 18th.
- The bullion trade gradually improved during the course of the week owing to the positive trend overseas coupled with steady demand for the metal.
- Gold price in Salem rose to Rs.2,928 per gram on the 19th before surging further to Rs.2,931 per gram on the 20th after investors mulled over the end result of the country’s biggest tax overhaul on the country’s economy.
- The next couple of days witnessed gold rates rise further with the Asian trade failing against the tax cuts. The yellow metal was recorded priced at Rs.2,933 per gram and Rs.2,935 per gram on the 21st and the 22nd respectively.
- The last two days of the week saw gold trading at Rs.2,956 per gram after a positive trend overseas led to an increase in demand from industries, retailers and local jewellers.
December 2017 - Week 4 (25th - 31st)
- In Salem, gold was priced at Rs.2,947 per gram when the week began..
- Positive cues from the global bullion industry pushed the yellow metal’s prices went up to Rs.2,956 per gram on the 26th of December.
- The US dollar seemed to fall against other currencies, which prompted a Rs.18 increase on the 27th of December. The yellow metal traded at Rs.2,974 per gram on this day.
- On the 28th, gold rate in Salema one-month high figure as the US dollar began to fall further, prompting gold to trade at Rs.2,985 per gram.
- On the 30th, gold was seen trading at Rs.3,015 per gram. According to reports, “today’s gold rate” increased because of the unending geopolitical concerns between the US and North Korea and also the inflation in the US.
- When trading for the week came to an end, the yellow metal was priced at Rs.3,020 per gram.
Trend of Gold Rate in Salem for November 2017 (rates per gram for 24 karat gold)
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|Gold rate on 1st November 2017||Rs.2,988 per gram|
|November 31 Rate||Rs.2,992 per gram|
|Highest Rate in November 2017||Rs.3,031 per gram on 18 and 19 November|
|Lowest Rate in November 2017||Rs.2,974 per gram on 6 November|
|Overall Monthly Performance||Incline|
November 2017 - Week 1 (1st - 5th)
- Gold rate in Salem opened at Rs.2,988 per gram when this week began in Salem.
- Gold Rates dropped to Rs.2,985 per gram on the 2nd, as local demand remained on the weaker side, even though there was a slight increase in global trading cues.
- On the 3rd, gold price in Salem went down to Rs.2,985 per gram as dollar seemed to strengthened against other apex currencies.
- The soon-to-be announced US job data saw investors exercise a degree of caution on the 4th. This led to gold trading at Rs.2,979 per gram. Another reason for the fall was the increase in equities’ investment in major markets around the world.
- When the week ended, gold was priced at Rs.2,977 per gram as local demand failed to pick up due to weak trading cues.
November 2017 - Week 2 (6th - 12th)
- The week opened with the precious metal trading relatively lower at Rs.2,974 per gram on the 6th.
- With investors speculating over the US Federal Reserve’s two-day monetary policy meeting, gold prices rose to Rs.2,995 per gram on the 7th.
- Uncertainties over the US tax reform resulted in downfall of the US dollar over the next two days. This led to gold rates rising to Rs.3,002 per and Rs.3,008 per gram on the 8th and 9th respectively.
- On the 10th, Salem witnessed the bullion rates surging to Rs.3,015 per gram - the highest in three weeks - as the dollar lost its sheen against other apex currencies.
- Gold rate in Salem remained unchanged at Rs.3,015 per gram for the rest of the week, owing to a steady and sustained local demand amid positive global cues.
November 2017 - Week 3 (13th - 19th)
- When the week began in Salem, gold was trading at Rs.3,004 per gram.
- Gold prices in Salem dropped to Rs.3,007 per gram on the 14th as US treasury yields hit a new high.
- A rise in demand saw gold rates in India jump to Rs.3,018 per gram before falling to Rs.3,004 per gram on the 16th as Fed rate hike kept the bullion industry in check.
- The 17th as well saw demand remain low, with the metal selling at Rs.3,007 per gram.
- Gold traded at Rs.3,031 per gram on the 18th as tax cuts introduced by US President Donald Trump pushed rates up.
- The final day of this week saw gold price in Salem consolidating to end at Rs.3,025 per gram.
November 2017 - Week 4 (20th - 26th)
- Gold opened at Rs.3,025 per gram when the week began in Salem.
- Gold price in Salem fell to Rs.3,004 per gram on the 22nd as demand fell considerably as investors were ready to err on the side of caution.
- The 22nd saw gold rate in Salem improve slightly to trade at Rs.3,005 per gram before surging to Rs.3,013 per gram on the 23rd due to positive global cues.
- Demand for the metal remained largely unchanged and the metal traded at Rs.3,012 per gram on the 24th.
- But, as global demand began to fall, gold rates continued on at Rs.3,014 per gram over the last two days of this week.
November 2017 - Week 5 (27th - 30th)
- In Salem, gold opened at Rs.3,011 per gram when the week began on the 27th of November.
- A positive response from the Fed chair pushed gold rate in Salem down to Rs.3,008 per gram on the 28th before continuing at the same rate on the 29th as well.
- The 30th was a poor day for gold trading as the US economy saw a considerable improvement on the back of strong economic data.
- When the week came to an end, the yellow metal was being traded at Rs.2,992 per gram - a Rs.19 decline since the beginning of the week.
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|Gold Rate on 1st October 2017||Rs.3,040 per gram|
|Gold Rate on 31st October 2017||Rs.2,997 per gram|
|Highest Rate in October 2017||Rs.3,059 per gram on 14 and 15 October|
|Lowest Rate in October 2017||Rs.2,997 per gram on 6, 27, 30, and 31 October|
|Overall Monthly Performance||Decline|
October 2017 - Week 1 (1st -7th)
- Gold was priced at Rs.3,040 per gram on 1 October in Salem as demand was steady but the week saw a gradual decline in the value of gold.
- Gold price in Salem fell sharply to trade at Rs.3,010 per gram on 3 October as the recovery of the U.S. dollar coupled with a revival of the U.S. market led to a weakening of demand for the precious metal.
- Local demand rose marginally during the week but was unable to stem the fall in value of the yellow metal, which traded at Rs.3,009 per gram on 4 October.
- A further drop in price was recorded on 5 October as demand from Europe was poor due to apprehension over the Catalan independence vote and the resultant conflict.
- Gold rate in Salem dipped to Rs.2,997 per gram on 6 October as demand continued to fall before demand surged and the week ended with gold priced at Rs.3,017 per gram on 7 October.
October 2017 - Week 2 (8th -14th)
- Gold prices in Salem started at Rs.3,017 per gram and surged to Rs.3,027 per gram on the 9th as a weaker dollar pushed gold rates up slightly.
- On the 10th, gold rate in Salem went up to Rs.3,036 per gram as demand in the city increased due to positive cues from the global market.
- Gold rates, however, fell slightly on the 11th to Rs.3,033 per gram as sales tightened following a slowdown in trade in Indian and international markets.
- But, inflation data from the US brought about an increase in demand for gold on the 12th. Gold was trading at Rs.3,041 per gram on this day’s closing time.
- Even though there was a high demand in the international markets, gold rates in Coimbatore declined to Rs.3,031 per gram on the 13th.
- On the final day of the week, gold prices rose to Rs.3,059 per gram as domestic jewellers ramped up purchases to meet the upcoming festive season demand.
October 2017 - Week 3 (15th - 21st)
- This week started off with gold prices holding at Rs.3,059 per gram.
- Gold rate in Salem fell to Rs.3,048 per gram on the 16th as the Asian markets as well as the US dollar performed well to halt demand for gold.
- On the 17th, gold rates decreased to Rs.3,027 per gram as US Treasury Bonds offered optimal returns, strengthening the greenback furthermore.
- Gold price in Salem went down on the 18th to Rs.3,023 per gram despite there being a high demand for gold in most cities in the country.
- When trading ended on the 19th, gold rates had fallen to Rs.3,021 per gram. However, gold demand bounced back as pre-Diwali demand pushed gold prices up to Rs.3,026 per gram.
- On the final day of this week, gold was priced at Rs.3,027 per gram.
October 2017 - Week 4 (22nd -28th)
- When trading commenced in Salem, the yellow metal was priced at Rs.3,027 per gram on the 22nd.
- With the dollar strengthening over other major currencies, gold rates dropped to Rs.3,006 per gram the next day.
- Gold prices in Salem rose marginally to Rs.3,009 per gram on the 24th as speculations on the new US Federal Reserve chief resulted in the dollar inching down.
- However, the possibilities of John Taylor being the next Federal Reserve chairman pushed the dollar high. This led to gold rates in Salem dropping to Rs.3,001 per gram on the 25th.
- Gold price in Salem dropped to Rs.3,000 per gram the next day due to reduced demand from local jewellers and industries.
- However, the 27th witnessed gold rates hit their lowest at Rs.2,997 per gram in nearly three weeks, as the ECB’s decision to extend its bond-buying policy resulted in the dollar gaining over the euro.
- Thanks to positive global trends, local demand recovered on the 28th, and the precious metal was trading at Rs.3,006 per gram.
October 2017 - Week 5 (29th- 31st)
- Gold rates in Salem didn’t change by much as demand remained steady due to relatively good demand despite weak cues globally.
- On the 29th, when the week began, gold was priced at Rs.3,006 per gram.
- As investors awaited the outcome of the two-day meeting, gold rates the world over dropped. Due to this gold rates went down to Rs.2,997 per gram on the 30th of the month.
- Markets remained low but stable for the metal to trade at Rs.2,997 per gram on the 31st of October as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting.
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|September 1 Rate||Rs.2,995 per gram|
|September 30 Rate||Rs.3,040 per gram|
|Highest Rate in September||Rs.3,102 per gram on 8 September|
|Lowest Rate in September||Rs.2,995 per gram on 1 September|
|Overall Monthly Performance||Incline|
September 2017 - Week 1 (1st to 10th)
- When the week began on September 1st, gold was priced at Rs.2,995. This was a result of weak demand from jewellers and investors.
- The 2nd and 3rd day saw gold price bump up slightly to Rs.2,997 per gram due to a sustained purchasing trend.
- As news about North Korea conducting its most powerful nuclear test broke out, gold rates surged massively to go up to Rs.3,081 per gram on the 4th of September.
- Demand, however, fell on the 5th as the sudden spike in sales couldn’t be sustained. The metal was selling at Rs.3,068 per gram on the 6th but increased to Rs.3,087 per gram as trading levels increased.
- On the 8th, gold ascended to a 11-month high figure of Rs.3,102 per gram as a result of falling markets.
- The last two days of the extended week saw gold trade at Rs.3,095 per gram as purchases went down slightly due to reduced demand.
September 2017 - Week 2 (11th to 17th)
- Gold prices in Salem were muted in the second week of September, with the precious metal opening the week at Rs.3,074 per gram on 11 September.
- U.S. markets began to recover from their sharp falls in the previous week, leading to lowered demand for safe-haven assets like bullion.
- Local demand for gold was also muted, leading to prices falling to Rs.3,055 per gram on 12 September.
- The yellow metal rose marginally on 13 September, trading at Rs.3,068 per gram after a spate of orders from China boosted demand.
- Gold rate in Salem fell sharply as there was a drop in demand from both overseas as well as local buyers, with retail demand also dropping significantly.
- Gold prices fell to Rs.3,051 per gram on 14 September and remained the same for the remainder of the week.
September 2017 - Week 3 (18th-24th)
- Gold prices in Salem started off at Rs.3,035 per gram for the third week of September.
- Gold price in Salem fell to Rs.3,030 per gram the next day as gold demand seemed to stagnate internationally due to upcoming Fed Reserve meetings.
- On the 20th, rates rose to Rs.3,045 per gram as the festive season pushed jewellers to increase their gold reserves.
- Due to the US dollar strengthening, gold prices fell to Rs.3,026 per gram on the 21st. This was because the change in dollar value had a knock on effect on bullion sales.
- Gold rate in Salem rallied back on the 22nd of September to hit Rs.3,030 per gram as the North Korea - US stand-off took a new turn.
September 2017 - Week 4 (25th-30th)
- In Salem, gold prices began for the week at Rs.3,030 per gram.
- Gold rate in Salem went up to Rs.3,072 per gram on the 26th. This was due to a rise in local demand and a weak dollar.
- Gold rates, however, went down to Rs.3,051 per gram on the 27th as festive demand subsided after dollar rose amidst a possible Fed rate hike.
- Prices remained largely subdued for the remaining days of the week as the festive season buying frenzy came to a halt.
- On the 28th, the yellow metal was trading at Rs.3,030 per gram, before going down to Rs.3,028 per gram the next day.
- The last day of this week saw gold selling at Rs.3,040 per gram, as demand surged.
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|August 1 Rate||Rs.2,926 per gram|
|August 31 Rate||Rs.2,971 per gram|
|Highest Rate in August||Rs.2,999 per gram on 29 August|
|Lowest Rate in August||Rs.2,899 per gram on 3 August|
|Overall Monthly Performance||Incline|
August ‘17 - Week 1 (1st to 6th)
- Gold prices in Salem reflected trends seen elsewhere in the country due to decreasing demand for gold and other geopolitical factors.
- The yellow metal was priced at Rs.2,926 per gram on 1 August, with demand steady from the previous month.
- Fluctuating demand led to the price dropping to Rs.2,917 per gram on 2 August as local demand was also muted.
- As the U.S. dollar gained on other global currencies and American markets stabilised, demand for gold fell sharply as the metal traded at Rs.2,899 per gram on 3 August.
- There was a rebound in the price as consumers renewed demand due to Varmahalakshmi, resulting in prices rising to Rs.2,920 per gram on 4 August.
- Gold rate in Salem dipped once again as overseas demand stagnated due to high import costs associated with a rising dollar rate, with gold priced at Rs.2,900 per gram on 5 August.
- There was no change in gold price in Salem as the week ended on 6 August with gold trading at Rs.2,900 per gram.
August ‘17 – Week 2 (7th to 13th)
- Gold was priced at Rs.2,901 per gram when the second week of August began.
- As demand went up slightly on the 8th, gold rate in Salem went up to Rs.2,906 per gram and then to Rs.2,917 per gram on the 9th.
- Due to a surge in global demand, global prices saw one of the biggest rises yet as they went up by Rs.30 to trade at Rs.2,947 per gram on the 10th of August.
- Concerns regarding an ugly stand-off between the US and North Korea led the market to a frenzy which led to prices going up to Rs.2,977 per gram on the 11th.
- Demand remained the same on the last two days of the second week and gold was seen trading at Rs.2,977 per gram when the week came to an end.
August ‘17 - Week 3 (14th to 20th)
- Gold prices in Salem fluctuated in the third week of August due to declining demand from local consumers.
- The precious metal was priced at Rs.2,962 per gram on 14 & 15 August as local demand helped keep prices stable.
- A drop in demand from Asian economies led to gold prices falling to Rs.2,940 per gram on 16 August, with the dollar rate also rising marginally.
- Prices recovered the following day as U.S. markets fell as the fallout of the neo-Nazi protest and response in Charlottesville was felt across the country, with gold trading at Rs.2,969 per gram on 17 August.
- Gold prices fell to Rs.2,942 per gram on 18 August as demand from Asia plunged in anticipation of the upcoming meeting of central bankers in the following week.
- Demand rose marginally as gold ended the week trading at Rs.2,951 per gram on 19 & 20 August.
August 2017 – Week 4 (21st - 27th)
- When trading began in Salem for the week, gold was priced at Rs.2,950 per gram.
- After news about the US-North Korea conflict resuming, prices went up to Rs.2,965 per gram on the 22nd of August.
- As investors were wary of investing in the precious metal, gold prices slid down to Rs.2,963 per gram on the 23rd of August.
- The 24th saw the yellow metal prices rise marginally to Rs.2,965 per gram as concerns over US economic policy led to a slight fall in the stock market.
- Over the last three days of the week, gold rates remained at Rs.2,967 per gram, thanks to stable demand from the local bullion industry.
August 2017 – Week 5 (28th - 31st)
- Demand for gold in Salem was in line with trends seen across the country with the yellow metal trading at Rs.2,942 per gram on 28 August.
- Prices rose by Rs.55 in a single day due to continued tensions after the North Korean leader’s belligerent threats against the United States, with gold rising to Rs.2,999 per gram on 29 August.
- The sudden rise in price led to lower demand from local consumers due to the prohibitive cost, leading to gold prices falling to Rs.2,973 per gram on 30 August.
- There was a slight dip in price as the month drew to a close as demand fell in spite of an unstable U.S. dollar rate and fluctuating markets.
- Gold ended the month priced at Rs.2,971 per gram on 31 August as overseas demand was muted.
|Parameters||Gold price (24 karat)|
|July 1 Rate||Rs.2,950 per gram|
|July 31 Rate||Rs.2,925 per gram|
|Highest Rate in June||Rs.2,950 per gram on 1 July|
|Lowest Rate in June||Rs.2,796 per gram on 11 July|
|Overall Monthly Performance||Decline|
July 2017 - Week 1 (1st to 9th)
- On 1 July, gold was priced at Rs.2,950 per gram in Salem due to sustained demand for this metal from international buyers.
- This rate could not be sustained, however and the price of gold fell to be priced at Rs.2,935 per gram on 3 July.
- Geopolitical factors coupled with demand variations led to a number of fluctuations in the price of this metal.
- Thanks to monetary tightening by many central banks, the value of the U.S. dollar was quite low.
- Price of gold fell to trade at Rs.2,900 per gram on 5 July due to changes in the demand for this metal.
- The rate of gold recovered slightly on 6 July to trade at Rs.2,901 per gram before falling to trade at Rs.2,875 per gram on the last two days of the week.
July 2017 - Week 2 (10th to 16th)
- Trading for the second week of July began on the 10th at Rs.2,831 per gram.
- Prices went down to Rs.2,796 per gram as US data about positive growth in job creation gripped the market.
- Prices went up by Rs.17 per gram to reach Rs.2,813 per gram on the 12th as the latest Trump family issue brought about an increase in prices.
- The fall in US dollar rate somewhat subsided as gold rates went down marginally to Rs.2,810 per gram on the 13th.
- Dollar rate went up slightly on this day, which led to gold prices go down to Rs.2,803 per gram on the 14th.
- As the latest Trump scandal escalated, prices went up to Rs.2,818 per gram on the 15th and continued at the same rate till the end of the 16th.
- The US job data brought about further decrease in bullion prices which was then compounded by a significant drop in local demand.
July 2017 - Week 3 (17th to 23rd)
- Gold prices in Salem opened at Rs.2,822 per gram on 17 July, an improvement on the precious week’s performance.
- The increase in demand for the yellow metal was fuelled by a flagging U.S. dollar and poor market performance across Europe as well as the United States.
- The recently concluded G20 summit and its implications led to market instability, which increased demand for gold.
- Prices rose to Rs.2,845 per gram on 19 July as the U.S. dollar fell heavily against other global currencies, which increased demand for the yellow metal from overseas.
- Local demand was also on the increase and helped boost the price of gold to trade at Rs.2,897 per gram on 21 July.
- Prices increased marginally towards the end of the week, with gold trading at R.2,917 per gram on 22 & 23 July.
July 2017 - Week 4 (24th to 31st):
- Gold prices in Salemfollowed a similar trend to that of India with the yellow metal trading at Rs.2,918 per gram on the 24th.
- Prices of gold in Salem fell over the next couple days, hitting Rs.2,910 per gram on the 25th and then Rs.2,897 per gram on the 26th, as domestic demand from jewellers were subdued.
- Concerns over US President Donald Trump’s administration brought about an increase in prices on the 27th. Gold rate in Salem went up by Rs.23 to Rs.2,920 per gram as global demand increased.
- Gold rates fell marginally to Rs.2,913 per gram on the 28th but surged the next day as concerns over a North Korean stand-off forced the market into panic mode.
- The yellow metal was trading at Rs.2,926 per gram on the 29th and, as demand remained constant, didn’t see much of a change on the 30th.
- The last day of the week and month, however, saw gold ratein Salem drop by a small margin to end the day at Rs.2,925 per gram.
|June 1 Rate||Rs.2,977 per gram|
|June 30 Rate||Rs.2,962 per gram|
|Highest Rate in June||Rs.3,030 per gram on 7 June|
|Lowest Rate in June||Rs.2,942 per gram on 20 June|
June 2017 - Week 1 (1st-4th):
- In Salem, gold prices gained at the beginning of the week but fell on the second day of the week to pick back up again.
- The 1st of June saw gold trading at Rs.2,977 per gram which then went down to Rs.2,965 per gram due to an unusually buoyant dollar and low demand.
- However, prices went up to Rs.2,998 per gram on 3rd due to misgivings in the US political scene.
- Due to the changing face of the US-EU axis, gold prices seemed to go back up during the latter part of the week.
- Gold prices were recorded at Rs.2,998 per gram during the closing hours of the 4th.
June 2017 - Week 2 (5th - 11th)
- Gold prices in Salem fluctuated considerably due to uneven demand.
- On the 5th, gold was priced at Rs.3,025 per gram and then went up to Rs.3,030 per gram on the 6th as US Labour Department’s Employment Report created quite a stir.
- The 7th was carried by the momentum from the 6th as prices went up by Rs.5 to reach Rs.3,030 per gram.
- It was consolidation time when the 8th began, and gold prices went down by Rs.18 to Rs.3,012 per gram.
- Prices went down on the 9th as well to Rs.2,987 per gram as demand kept tumbling.
- Gold prices went down to Rs.2,981 per gram on the 10th and remained the same at the end of the week.
June 2017 - Week 3 (12th-18th)
- There were a number of variations noted in the price of gold during the third week of June in Salem. This could be attributed to fluctuations in the demand for this metal.
- Gold was priced at Rs.2,983 per gram on the 12th of June in Salem. This was relatively lower than the rates noted in other cities.
- Due to a reduction in the demand for this metal, rate of this metal fell to trade at Rs.2,967 per gram but recovered slightly the next day to be priced at Rs.2,973 per kg.
- The price of gold reduced again to be priced at Rs.2,963 on the 15th of June due to a fall in the demand for this metal.
- On the last day of the third week of June, this precious metal was priced at Rs.2,955 per gram due to a steep incline in the demand for this metal.
June 2017 - Week 4 (19 to 25)
- Gold prices in Salem rose in the fourth week of June due to a combination of factors such as the fluctuating U.S. Dollar and an increase in both industrial as well as domestic demand for the metal.
- The price of gold was recorded at Rs.2,949 per gram on 19 June but fell to Rs.2,942 per gram on 20 June due to a minor dip in demand.
- Domestic demand increased, which helped boost prices as consumers purchased the precious metal before the implementation of GST, which would lead to a hike in the prices.
- Gold traded at Rs.2,958 per gram on 22 June as markets were unstable as investors were wary of the impact GST would have on the economy, leading to an increase in demand for gold.
- Gold ended the week trading at Rs.2,964 per gram on 25 June due to a sustained positive trend.
June ’17 – Week 5 (26 to 30)
- Salem’s gold rates reflected those seen across the country, with the price fluctuating due to the sudden increase in demand for gold prior to the implementation of GST.
- Gold traded at Rs.2,977 per gram on 26 June before falling to Rs.2,957 per gram on 27 June as the U.S. Dollar rose on positive cues.
- The price rose as local demand increased in the run-up to GST, which led to gold trading at Rs.2,970 per gram on 28 June.
- Prices fell as the week drew to a close, with gold trading at Rs.2,962 per gram on 30 June, as gold prices fell by 0.50% over the course of the month.
|May 1st Rate||Rs.2,984 per gram|
|May 31st Rate||Rs.2,968 per gram|
|Highest Rate in May||Rs.2,984 per gram on 1st May|
|Lowest Rate in May||Rs.2,889 per gram on 11th May|
May 2017 - Week 1 (1st-7th)
- A number of variations were noted in the first week of May in the price of gold in Chennai.
- Gold traded at Rs.2,984 per gram on the 1st of May and decreased marginally the next day to trade at Rs.2,952 per gram.
- Due to a reduction in demand in international markets as well as a rise in the value of the U.S.Dollar, the rate of gold declined further as the week progressed.
- Gold traded at Rs.2,947 per gram on the 3rd of May and decreased even further to trade at Rs.2,922 per gram on the 4th of May.
- As the demand for this metal decreased even further, gold traded at Rs.2,899 per gram on the 7th of May.
May 2017 – Week 2 (8th -14th)
- Gold prices in Salem fluctuated over the course of the week, with the metal trading at Rs.2,896 per gram on 8th May.
- Prices rose marginally to Rs.2,904 per gram on 9th May before a global dip in demand led to the price falling to Rs.2,897 per gram on 10th May.
- A gradual rise in the value of the U.S. Dollar coupled with the recent victory of Emmanuel Macron in the French elections buoyed markets, which further reduced demand for gold.
- A fall in industrial demand from Asia also contributed to the fall in gold prices, as the week ended with the yellow metal trading at Rs.2,891 per gram.
May 2017 - Week 3 (15th - 21st)
- When trading started for the week of 15th, gold was priced at Rs.2,888 per gram, which rose over the next few days due to Brexit concerns.
- On 16th, gold rates increased to Rs.2,894 per gram before going up again to Rs.2,910 per gram.
- The 18th saw one of the biggest increase in gold rates as they reached Rs.2,958 per gram amidst news of Donald Trump’s interference in a federal investigation.
- However, after the brexit woes were dealt with, gold rates seemed to consolidate as they went to Rs.2,954 per gram on the 19th.
- For the next days, i.e., the 20th and the 21st, gold rates remained unchanged at Rs.2,954 per gram.
May 2017 – Week 4 (22nd - 28th)
- Gold was priced at Rs.2,956 per gram on the first day of the fourth week of May in Salem as a result of increased demand for this precious metal.
- The price of gold rose slightly on the 23rd to Rs.2,971 per gram. This increase may not be attributed to the blasts in the city of Manchester as investors largely remained in the sidelines.
- Gold rate fell again in Salem on the 24th of May to be priced at Rs.2,956 per gram due to low demand for this metal. This price was noted on the 25th of the month as well.
- On the 26th of the month, gold traded at Rs.2,969 per gram which was a marginal increase in the price before further rising to trade at Rs.2,979 per gram on the last two days of the fourth week of May.
May ’17 – Week 5 (29th to 31st)
- The price of gold in Salem reflected trends seen across the country, with the price falling due to a decline in demand as well as market factors.
- Gold traded at Rs.2,977 per gram on 29th May, remaining unchanged from the previous week as demand was poor due to a stable U.S. Dollar.
- Imports were also minimal as markets performed well, reducing demand for the yellow metal.
- Prices rose marginally as gold traded at Rs.2,979 per gram on 30th May but prices fell as the month ended, with gold trading at Rs.2,968 per gram on 31st May.
|April 1st Rate||Rs.2,956 per gram|
|April 30th Rate||Rs.2,984 per gram|
|Highest Rate in April||Rs.3,035 per gram on the 22nd and 23rd of April|
|Lowest Rate in April||Rs.2,954 per gram from the 8th and 9th of April|
April 2017 - Week 1 (1st-9th)
- Due to a relatively high demand for this precious metal in both domestic as well as international markets, the rate of gold was relatively high during the first week of April in Salem.
- Gold traded at Rs.2,956 per gram on the 1st of the month and stayed stable at this rate until the 3rd of the month as a result of sustained demand.
- Due to high demand for this precious metal, the rate of gold rose to Rs.2,987 per gram before decreasing the next day to trade at Rs.2,974 per gram.
- The price of gold continued to reduce over the next couple of days due to decreased offtake of this metal. Gold traded at Rs.2,970 per gram on the 7th of April.
- Rates fell again to trade at Rs.2,954 per gram on the 8th of April and stayed stable at this rate until the end of the first week of April.
April 2017 - Week 2 (10th-16th)
- On 10th, gold was trading at Rs.2,956 per gram in Salem which went up to Rs.3,001 within on 12th.
- When trading began on 13th, gold price in Salem seemed to go up again as domestic and international demand rallied to bring prices up to Rs.3,018 per gram.
- As demand increased rates on 14th went up to Rs.3,028 per gram.
- At the end of the week, gold prices were holding at Rs.3,040 per gram.
April 2017 - Week 3 (17th-23rd)
- There are a few fluctuations noted in the price of gold during the third week of April in Salem.
- Gold traded at Rs.3,033 per gram on the 17th of April due to relatively low demand for this metal. However, on the 18th the price of gold fell further due to a fall in the demand to trade at Rs.3,026 per gram.
- On the 19th of April, the value of the U.S.Dollar increased slightly resulting in a reduction in the price of the metal. Gold traded at Rs.3,022 per gram and plunged even further the next day to trade at a weekly low rate of Rs.3,018 per gram.
- As the week progressed, the rate of gold started to slowly recover trading at Rs.3,022 per gram on the 21st of April.
- On the last two days of the week, gold traded at Rs.3,035 per gram due to increased and steady demand for this metal.
April 2017 - Week 4 (24th-30th)
- Due to geopolitical factors and fluctuations in the demand for this metal, price of gold in Salem was relatively low.
- Gold was priced at Rs.2,998 per gram on the 24th of April due to reduced demand for this metal from international as well as domestic markets.
- As the value of the dollar went up, the price of gold fell as well to trade at Rs.2,973 per gram on the 26th of April and reduced even further the next day to trade at Rs.2,962 per gram. The appeal of gold as a safe haven asset was relatively low.
- A marginal recovery was noted in the price of gold thereafter.
- On the last day of the month, gold traded at Rs.2,984 per gram due to a fall in the demand for this metal.
|March 1st Rate||Rs.2,994 per gram|
|March 31st Rate||Rs.2,942 per gram|
|Highest Rate in March||Rs.2,994 per gram on 1st March|
|Lowest Rate in March||Rs.2,906 per gram on 15th March|
March 2017 - Week 1 (1st - 4th):
- In Salem, gold rates remained more or less the same as they were in neighbouring cities like Coimbatore and Chennai.
- On 1st, gold trading at Rs.2,994 per gram but went down to Rs.2,992 per gram.
- On 3rd, gold prices saw quite a significant drop to reach Rs.2,961 per gram - a decrease of Rs.33 per gram.
- The week ended with gold trading at Rs.2,972 per gram as demand saw a slight incline.
March 2017 - Week 2 (5th - 11th):
- In Salem, the second week of March began with gold priced at Rs.2,972 per gram.
- The 7th saw gold rates dip by Rs.27 to hit Rs.2944 per gram as there was a slump in demand.
- Rates went down again to Rs.2,931 per gram on 9th as US dollar strengthened against the price of gold.
- On 10th rates picked up to reach Rs.2,951 per gram but went down during the next day to trade at Rs.2,931 per gram.
- Gold prices picked up on the last day of the week for the metal to trade at Rs.2,945 per gram.
March 2017 - Week 3 (12th-18th):
- During the beginning of the third week of March in Salem, the rate of gold was relatively high but reduced as the week progressed.
- Gold traded at Rs.2,947 per gram on 13th March and reduced to Rs.2,929 per gram on 14th March due to a fall in industrial demand for this metal.
- Rate of this precious metal continued to fall as gold traded at Rs.2,906 per gram on 15th March due to a recovery of the U.S. Dollar rate.
- The rate of gold improved slightly to trade at Rs.2,931 per gram on 16th March as domestic demand recovered. A drop in the U.S. Dollar led to demand rising as gold traded at Rs.2,935 per gram on 17th March.
- Price of gold increased for the rest of the week, trading at Rs.2,940 per gram on 18th March .
March 2017 - Week 4 (19th-25th):
- On 20th in Salem, gold was priced at Rs.2,941 per gram but went down due to slight lack of demand on 21st to Rs.2,933 per gram.
- Rates increased significantly by Rs.44 per gram on 22nd as gold prices rallied after a short decline from the previous day.
- When business began on 23rd, gold prices went down slightly to trade at Rs.2,973 per gram and went down again on 24th to Rs.2,965 per gram as the US dollar strengthened.
- Rates remained the same over the last two days of week 4 at Rs.2,964 and continued at the same rate when the week ended.
March 2017- Week 5 (26th-31st):
- In Salem, gold rates saw a decreasing demand as demand wasn’t as good.
- Gold was trading at Rs.2,979 per gram on 27th before going down to Rs.2,974 per gram on 28th.
- On 29th, gold rate in Salem went down again to Rs.2,962 per gram as local demand didn’t pick up despite a growing trend in the international market.
- When business day ended on 30th, gold prices had gone down to Rs.2,960 per gram as demand failed to pick up.
- When the last week of March came to an end, gold was trading at Rs.2,942 per gram.
|February 1st Rate||Rs.2,957 per gram|
|February 28th Rate||Rs.3,001 per gram|
|Highest Rate in February||Rs.3,014 per gram on 25th & 26th February|
|Lowest Rate in February||Rs.2,940 per gram on 3rd February|
February 2017 - Week 1 (1st-4th):
- Compared to the closing rate on January 31st, gold prices increased quite a bit as global news suggested that the yellow metal was performing well for more than a year.
- The week began with gold trading at Rs.2,957 per gram and remained the same during the 2nd as well.
- Prices, however, fell by Rs.17 per gram on 3rd for gold to trade at Rs.2,940 per gram.
- Th e last day of February week 1 ended with gold trading at Rs.2,944 per gram.
February 2017 - Week 2 (5th-11th)
- Gold prices in Salem for the second week of February were on the increase, as demand from industry coupled with favourable market conditions led to an increase in price.
- Gold was priced at Rs.2,944 per gram on 5th February, as continued demand from industry due to a weak U.S. Dollar kept interest in gold high.
- Local demand also contributed to the price rising to Rs.2,954 per gram on 6th February, as jewellers increased orders due to the wedding season.
- Gold traded at Rs.2,978 per gram on 7th February as markets waited to see the result of the contested immigration ban, which led to the U.S. Dollar also falling, increasing demand for gold.
- Prices rose to Rs.2,989 per gram on 8th February before falling to Rs.2,984 per gram on 9th February due to demand fluctuations.
- Gold prices fell sharply to Rs.2,946 per gram on 10th February before stabilising at Rs.2,964 per gram on 11th February.
February 2017 - Week 3 (12th-18th)
- The price of gold in Salem was stable as the week began but fluctuations in price resulted in prices falling mid-week.
- Gold traded at Rs.2,964 per gram on 12th February on steady demand, though prices fell to Rs.2,959 per gram on 13th February due to a dip in demand.
- Prices fell over the next two days, falling to Rs.2,953 per gram on 14th February and to Rs.2,947 per gram on 15th February.
- Prices jumped to Rs.2,980 per gram on 16th February as demand rose following a dip in dollar rates.
- Prices rose to Rs.2,990 per gram on 17th February as local demand also rose due to favourable market conditions.
- Gold ended the week trading at Rs.2,980 per gram on 18th February, registering an increase in price of Rs.16 per gram.
February 2017 - Weeks 4 & 5 (19th-28th)
- Gold prices in Salem were volatile due to market conditions and local demand.
- Gold traded at Rs.2,980 per gram on 19th February, with the price falling to Rs.2,967 per gram on 21st February as domestic demand faltered.
- Prices rose as international demand rose, with gold trading at Rs.2,977 per gram on 23rd February and reaching Rs.3,000 per gram on 24th February.
- Prices reached a monthly high of Rs.3,014 per gram on 25th & 26th February on high international and domestic demand.
- Gold ended the month priced at Rs.3,001 per gram on 28th February, recording an overall increase in price of 1.48%.
|January 1st Rate||Rs.2,821 per gram|
|January 31st Rate||Rs.2,942 per gram|
|Highest Rate in January||Rs.2,974 per gram on 24th January|
|Lowest Rate in January||Rs.2,821 per gram on 1st & 2nd January|
January 2017 - Week 1 (1st to 7th)
- In Salem again, gold prices saw some decent increase throughout the week.
- On the first day of the week and year, gold traded at Rs.2,821 per gram.
- Over the 2nd and 3rd, gold prices remained the same, which increased by Rs.7 to trade at Rs.2,828 per gram.
- When the business day began on the 4th, gold prices had increased considerably by Rs.29 to trade at Rs.2,857 per gram.
- The next day on the 5th saw prices again increase to trade at Rs.2,869 per gram.
- At the end of the week on the 7th, gold rates increased further more to trade at Rs.2,872 per gram.
January 2017 - Week 2 (8th to 15th)
- Gold prices in Salem also increased by a good margin, with prices rising due to favourable market conditions and higher interest in gold.
- Gold was priced at Rs.2,872 per gram on 8th January, with the price rising to Rs.2,878 per gram on 9th January on steady demand.
- Prices rose by Rs.18 per gram on 10th January, trading at Rs.2,895 per gram.
- The U.S. Dollar fell against global currencies, which led to higher demand for gold, resulting in prices rising to Rs.2,914 per gram on 11th January.
- Gold reached Rs.2,935 per gram on 12th January before falling to Rs.2,926 per gram on 13th January.
- Higher demand for gold led to prices rising to Rs.2,941 per gram on 14th January.
- Prices remained the same as the week ended, with gold registering a weekly increase in price of Rs.42 per gram.
January 2017 - Week 3 (15th to 21st):
- The week began with gold trading at Rs.2,941 per gram.
- On 16th, gold prices increased and was seen trading at Rs.2,955 per gram which again went up to Rs.2,969 per gram on the 17th.
- Prices went up slightly to Rs.2,971 per gram on the 18th as global demand seemed to be on the rise.
- However, prices plummeted to Rs.2,951 per gram on the 19th and remained the same till the closing hours of the 20th.
- Prices increased again to hit Rs.2,962 per gram to end the week on a positive note.
January 2017- Weeks 4 & 5(22nd to 31st)
- Gold prices in Salem were steady as the week began but fell towards the middle of the week due to poor demand.
- Gold was priced at Rs.2,962 per gram on 22nd January as demand continued to be steady from the previous week.
- Prices rose to Rs.2,974 per gram on 24th January, the highest rate for the month, amidst increased buying due to the upcoming Lunar New Year.
- Gold rates fell to Rs.2,951 per gram on 25th January as demand dropped, with prices falling to as low as Rs.2,911 per gram on 27th January.
- Gold ended the week trading at Rs.2,934 per gram, registering a slight increase in price.
Gold as an investment in Salem
Gold in Salem is extensively used for making jewellery with traditional designs. Several jewellers offer hallmarked jewellery offering a wide array of gold articles ideal for several festive occasions.
Over-the-counter: Gold is sold in retail in the form of bullions, coins and jewellery in Salem. The precious metal has traditionally been a preferred choice of most consumers in Salem as a store of value. Gold as a physical asset is, by and large, viewed a safer investment compared to equities and bank deposits. In addition to various national and international economic transactions, current account deficit and geopolitics, transportation costs and local taxes are included in the price of gold sold in retail chains in Salem.
Market trade: Several investors prefer buying gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) to physical gold since the former offers higher liquidity and ease of storage. However, gold ETFs are currently on a downward slide owing to falling prices of gold in india and globally. Similarly, gold futures for delivery in the month of August hit the lowest price in a day in six years at 1,134/ounce. Various other factors including sale of over 30 tonnes of gold in the Shanghai spot market recently led to a sharp fall in gold rates.
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