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The price of gold is on the rise in 2016. A wide range of international and national factors such as oil prices, currency fluctuations, US jobs data, interest rates, stock markets, current account deficit, economic outlook, import duties, inflation and so forth influence the price of the precious metal. Gold rates are also dependent on the supply and demand dynamics of the metal. Contraction in production may result in spike in the price of Gold. Gold rates vary across different cities in India due to the transportation costs, making and procurement costs among others.
Tuticorin or Thoothukudi is a seaport city in the state of Tamil Nadu. Tuticorin, one of the fastest growing ports in the country, is often touted as the ‘Emerging Energy and Industrial hub of South India.’ Tuticorin has a thriving fishing industry besides a thermal power plant.
Most residents in Tuticorin view the precious metal as a form of safe investment which can come to their rescue during any financial crisis.
Gold rates in Tuticorin
Gold rates are set for recovery in 2016 as evident in the increase in the gold rates across cities in India including Tuticorin. 1 gm of 24 karat gold which was pegged at Rs.2578 on December 27th, 2015, rose by 0.1% to Rs.2583 on January 8th, 2016. Gold rates rose further throughout January in that 1 gm of 24 karat gold which pegged at Rs.2663 on January 17th rose by 1.4% to Rs.2701 on January 19th. The trend continued with the price of 1 gm of gold (24 karat) pegged at Rs.2717 towards the end of January. The month of February witnessed a similar trend as the price of gold rose by 5.4% to Rs.2865. The month of March witnessed a similar trend as 1 gm of 24 karat gold touched Rs.3035. Gold rates in Tuticorin fell from July-August 2015 onwards in that 1 gm of 24 karat gold which was pegged at Rs.2723 on August 20th, 2015 plummeted to Rs.2623 and Rs.2600 in the following months of September and November respectively.
Gold Rate Trend in Tuticorin for April 2017 to June 2017 (per gram of 24 karat gold)
|1st day||Rs.2,956 per gram||Rs.2,984 per gram||Rs.2,977 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.2,984 per gram||Rs.2,968 per gram||Rs.2,962 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.3,040 per gram on 15 April and 16 April||Rs.2,971 per gram on 23 May||Rs.3,012 per gram on 8 June|
|Lowest price||Rs.2,954 per gram on 8 April and 9 April||Rs.2,888 per gram on 15 May||Rs.2,942 per gram on 20 June|
Gold Rate Trend in Tuticorin for January 2017 to March 2017 (per gram of 24 karat gold)
|1st day||Rs.2,821 per gram||Rs.2,957 per gram||Rs.2,994 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.2,942 per gram||Rs.3,001 per gram||Rs.2,942 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.2,974 per gram on the 24th of January||Rs.3,014 per gram on the 24th and 25th of February||Rs.2,994 per gram|
|Lowest price||Rs.2,821 per gram on the 1st of January||Rs.2,940 per gram on the 3rd of February||Rs.2,906 per gram|
Gold Rate Trend for Tuticorin in January 2017
- Gold was priced at Rs.2,821 per gram on the 1st of January due to relatively low demand in domestic markets. This was also the lowest at which gold was priced for the entire month.
- Gold recovered slightly thereafter with gold trading at Rs.2,828 per gram on the 2nd and 3rd of January.
- Gold rate fluctuated between Rs.2,914 per gram to Rs.2,971 per gram between the 11th of January to the 18th of January.
- Due to a sharp increase in the demand for this precious metal, gold was priced at its highest for the month on the 24th of January at Rs.2,974 per gram.
- On the last day of January, gold closed at Rs.2,942 per gram, recording a rise of 4.28% in the rate of gold.
Gold Rate Trend for Tuticorin in February 2017
- On the 1st day of the second month, gold was priced at Rs.2,954 per gram and stayed steady at this rate the next day as well.
- The next day, due to a decline in the demand for this metal, the rate of gold fell to a monthly low of Rs.2,940 per gram. However, after this the rate of gold began to recover slowly.
- Gold traded steadily at Rs.2,964 per gram on the 11th and 12th of February due to stable demand for this metal.
- Gold was priced at its highest on the 24th and 25th of February at Rs.3,014 per gram. However this rate was not maintained and the price of gold fell to Rs.3,001 per gram. An incline of 1.48% was noted in gold rate as the month came to an end.
Gold Rate Trend for Tuticorin in March 2017
- The trend of gold was reversed during the month of March in Tuticorin. A number of variations were noted in the price of gold during the month due to varying demands for this metal from both international and domestic markets.
- Gold traded at Rs.2,994 per gram on the 1st of the month and this was also the highest at which this metal traded for the month.
- As the week continued, the rate of gold fluctuated.
- Due to the Dutch elections as well as the U.S. Fed’s decision regarding the interest rates, the rate of gold was at its lowest on the 15th of March at Rs.2,906 per gram.
- A marginal recovery was noted in the price of gold hereafter due to increased demand for this precious metal in domestic markets.
- As the month came to an end, gold traded at Rs.2,942 per gram on the 31st of March while recording an incline of 1.73% in the price of gold.
|1st day||Rs.3,152 per gram||Rs.3,075 per gram||Rs.2,890 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.3,065 per gram||Rs.2,938 per gram||Rs.2,821 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.3,152 per gram on 1st October and 2nd October||Rs.3,166 per gram on 5th and 6th November||Rs.2,892 per gram on 2nd December|
|Lowest price||Rs.3,021 per gram on 15th and 16th of October||Rs.2,932 per gram on 9th November||Rs.2,767 per gram on 22nd December|
Gold Rate Trend for Tuticorin in October 2016
- When October began in Tuticorin, gold was trading at Rs.3,152 per gram.
- Prices remained the same on 2nd as demand seemed to stabilise but went down over the next few days.
- By 6th, gold priced had gone down to Rs.3,040 per gram but declined steadily over the next few days.
- Gold rates hit the lowest for the month at Rs.3,021 per gram on 15th and 16th as demand seemed to tumble.
- The month ended with the yellow metal trading at Rs.3,065 per gram, charting a change of 2.76%.
Gold Rate Trend for Tuticorin in November 2016
- As the US election results were announced, markets around the world crashed bringing gold prices up significantly.
- The month began with gold trading at Rs.3,075 per gram which went up to reach Rs.3,066 by the 9th.
- But When PM Narendra Modi announced demonetisation, gold rates started going down due to a lack of cash in the system.
- For the next few days, till the end of the month, gold prices declines steadily to end the month at Rs.2,938 per gram.
- Overall, November saw gold prices change by -4.45%.
Gold Rate Trend for Tuticorin in December 2016
- December began with gold trading at Rs.2,890 per gram and seemed to go down over the course of the month.
- On 2nd, gold rates hit the highest for the month at Rs.2,892 per gram before going on a downward trajectory.
- The 22nd saw gold prices hit their lowest rate at Rs.2,767 per gram and seemed to improve, albeit only slightly.
- Thanks to the imminent arrival of New Years, gold prices seemed to stabilised towards the end of December.
- The month ended with gold trading at Rs.2,821 per gram, thereby bringing about a change of -2.38% for the month.
|1st day||Rs.3,130 per gram||Rs.3,201 per gram||Rs.3,184 per gram|
|Last day||Rs.3,214 per gram||Rs.3,142 per gram||Rs.3,176 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs.3,214 per gram on 30th and 31st July||Rs.3,210 per gram on 5th August||Rs.3,197 per gram on 8th September|
|Lowest price||Rs.3,119 per gram on the 19th and 25th of July||Rs.3,142 per gram on the 31st August||Rs.3,120 per gram on 1st September|
Gold Rate Trend of Tuticorin in July 2016
- Gold traded at Rs.3,130 per gram on the 1st of July and increased consistently until the 4th after which they began fluctuating.
- Fluctuations continued over the course of the month and the lowest recorded rate in August was Rs.3,119 per gram on the 19th.
- The precious metal closed the month of July trading at Rs.3,214 per gram.
- The overall increase in prices between the first and last day of August was 2.68%.
Gold Rate Trend of Tuticorin in August 2016
- The rate of gold per gram on the 1stt of August was recorded at Rs.3,201.
- Prices fluctuated over the course of the month, with stability being achieved only on few days.
- The highest recorded rate of gold in the month of August was on the 5th when they touched Rs.3,210 per gram.
- The lowest recorded rate during the month was on the last day of trading, when they fell to Rs.3,142 per gram.
Gold rate trend of Tuticorin in September 2016
- Gold traded at Rs.3,120 per gram on 1st September.
- Prices continued to increase consistently until the 8th of the month when they hit Rs.3,195 per gram – the highest recorded rate in August.
- Prices then fluctuated for a few days after which they began declining gradually until the 18th
- A minor decline on the 15th then saw prices settle at Rs.3,135 until the 18th.
- Consistent increases were recorded between the 20th and 25th of September after which prices decreased gradually until the 28th.
- Gold closed the month trading at Rs.3,176 per gram.
|1st day||Rs. 2,890 per gram||Rs. 3,069 per gram||Rs.2,934|
|Last day||Rs. 3,069 per gram||Rs. 2,914 per gram on May 31st||Rs.3,105|
|Highest price||Rs.3,069 per gram on April 30th||Rs. 3,076 per gram on May 2nd||Rs.3,180 per gram on 27th June|
|Lowest price||Rs. 2,869 per gram on April 4th||Rs. 2,899 per gram on May 30th||Rs.2,916 per gram on 3rd June|
Gold Rate Trend of Tuticorin in April 2016
- Gold traded at Rs. 2,890 per gram on April 1st.
- Demand in the domestic market picked up as the strike was called off.
- Gold prices steadily increased by 6.19% by the end of the month.
- The highest price recorded was on the last day of the month at Rs. 3,069.
Gold Rate Trend of Tuticorin in May 2016
- Gold traded on an inclined path at the beginning of the month, but the rest of the month was gloomy.
- Expectations of a hike in the interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve dampened the appeal of goal.
- With low demand from investors, gold prices started dropping ending the month with a 5.05% decline.
- On March 1st, gold traded at Rs. 3,069 per gram and by the end of the month, rates dipped its lowest for March, trading at Rs. 2,899 per gram.
Gold Rate Trend of Tuticorin in June 2016
- Gold traded at Rs.2,934 per gram on 1st June.
- Gold prices hit all-time lows amidst the negative air in the global market due to the Brexit polls.
- Owing to the fresh offtake in the domestic market, prices picked up indicating a 5.83% for the month of June.
- The highest price for the month of June was recorded at Rs.3,180 per gram on 27th June.
|1st day||Rs. 2,538 per gram||Rs. 2,720 per gram||Rs. 2,976 per gram|
|Last day||Rs. 2,710 per gram||Rs. 2,984 per gram||Rs. 2,891 per gram|
|Highest price||Rs. 2,719 per gram on January 28th||Rs. 2,984 per gram on February 25th and 29th||Rs. 2,991 per gram on March 8th to 10th|
|Lowest price||Rs. 2,538 per gram on January 1st and 3rd||Rs. 2,720 per gram on February 1st||Rs. 2,874 per gram on March 28th|
Gold Rate Trend of Tuticorin in January 2016
- On January 1st, gold traded at Rs. 2,538 and ascended as the month went on.
- There was a steady inflow of demand from the global and domestic market.
- The trend for January denoted a good rise of 6.77% in Tuticorin.
- Gold rates hit its peak for the month on 28th trading at Rs. 2,719 per gram.
Gold Rate Trend of Tuticorin in February 2016
- Gold traded at Rs. 2,720 per gram at the start of February.
- Gold experienced a few rises and falls but there prices were relatively stable.
- Climbing rates, with the highest on 25th and 29th, marked a 9.7% increase.
Gold Rate Trend of Tuticorin in March 2016
- Gold traded at Rs. 2,976 per gram on March 1st.
- Demand in the domestic market stalled as the jewellers called for a nationwide strike.
- International demand helped the rates remain stable with a few falls.
- Gold traded at Rs. 2,891 per gram on 31st March indicating a 2.85% decline.
Gold as an investment
Gold is widely sold in the form of bars and coins in Tuticorin. Gold is viewed as a safe hedge against inflation and a conventional form of investment. There is a spurt in the demand for the precious yellow metal during festivals and weddings. Gold is considered auspicious and handed down from generation to generation in Tuticorin.
Physical Gold: Residents in Tuticorin sell various forms of traditional jewelery which are in demand. Customers can buy gold with hallmark certifications across major jewelry stores in Tuticorin. Bullion bars are also sought-after in Tuticorin as a popular form of investment. Coins are gifted during auspicious occasions.
Gold contracts: Consumers in Tuticorin invest in gold contracts at Multi Commodity Exchange and National Spot Exchange. The NSE and MCX sell gold contracts with electronic settlement mechanisms. Many prefer investing in commodity futures as they have low brokerage costs compared to stocks. The Forward Markets Commission regulates the said exchanges.
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