Wednesday’s : Spot

Spot Gold closed lower Tuesday.

The mid-range close set the stage for a steady open Wednesday.

Stochastics and the are Neutral indicating that sideways trading is possible near term.

Closes above the 10-Day MA crossing will lessen the near term outlook.

If August resumes last week’s decliner, the June low crossing is the next Southside target.

, the world’s 2nd-biggest Gold buyer after , imposed the import restrictions last year to avert a  deficit crisis that pushed the to record lows.

“Restrictions placed on import of Gold… stand withdrawn with immediate effect,” India’s central bank said in a statement on Saturday, 29 November.

Support for Spot Gold comes from jewelry demand from India in the lead up to and during the wedding season, which started in late September. India did record a 176% increase in Gold imports in August to US$2-B from about US$756-M.

Overall, the impact of wedding season Spot Gold  buying has faded in recent times as India is no longer the world’s largest Gold consumer, partly because of the on-going government  import restrictions on precious metals. If they are further relaxed, perhaps India will regain its Top spot.

India’s Akshaya Tritiya festival considered by India’s more than 900-M Hindus as an auspicious day to buy Gold and , fell on 21 April this year. Bullion is bought in India during festivals and marriages as part of the bridal trousseau or gifted in the form of jewelry by relatives.

Stay tuned…