Gold spikes on brisk investment demand; silver reclaims 42k

Mumbai: Notwithstanding the global sluggishness, gold rebounded at the domestic bullion market here today due to heavy speculative and investment demand amid fresh bout of buying from jewellery makers.
Silver also rallied and reclaimed the key important Rs 42,000 per kg mark on increased stockists as well as industrial off-take.
Standard gold of 99.5 per cent purity spurted by Rs 265 to conclude at Rs 26,755 per 10 gm from Friday's closing level of Rs 26,490.
Pure gold of 99.9 per cent purity rose by Rs 260 to end at Rs 26,890 per 10 gm from Rs 26,630.
Silver ready (.999 fineness) surged by Rs 320 to finish at Rs 42,120 per kg compared to Rs 41,800 yesterday.
Meanwhile, the shiny metal failed to maintain its strong bullish momentum stemming from US Federal Reserve decision to continue ultra-loose monetary policies, as cautious investors booked profits after recent steep rise.
Gold for August delivery shed USD 2.30 to settle at USD 1,277.60 an ounce on the Comex division of the NYMEX late yesterday.
Silver September contract fell 16 cents to end at USD 19.79 an ounce.