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Zaveri Bazaar Gossip


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If you believe that there is something to be gained to by keeping your ears open to bazaar gossip,here is the on-dit in Mumbai’s wholesale gold market:

The international slowdown in gold prices has hit India in a significant way. Investors are disappointed and look to sell at the earliest opportunity.The current scenario does not make for a buyer’s market. People are waiting  for prices to drop further. The sale of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and short-selling by investors has contributed to the decline.

A correction was in order given the astronomical rise in bullion over the past few years.Its the same for silver as well. This could be good news for retail buyers with the wedding season coming up in May.

May 13 is Akshay Tritiya, which may witness a drop in sales. The prospect of a free fall in prices will prompt buyers to defer non-essential purchases until Dhanteras, when prices could be even lower at round 22000-23000 Rupees per 10 grams.

Certainly,going by the subdued responses to the Siddhivinayak Mandir‘s gold auction for drought relief on the 11th i.e, Gudi Padwa, there is reason to be cautious.Small buyers were on a strict budget and the devotees who regularly make the big purchases were uninterested and absent.

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About Keerthika Singaravel
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2 Responses to Zaveri Bazaar Gossip

  1. Alex Jones says:

    With Cyprus looking at a worse situation than was first thought dumping gold reserves onto the market, the fear is that other nations will also dump their gold onto the markets too. I think with China apparently buying up gold as an alternative to dollars I doubt the gold market would collapse.

    • Well, with time things will become clear.But the fear is very real among jewellers here. I see a lot of clearance sales and efforts to move out inventory that might have been acquired at higher prices.

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