Snapping its five-day losing streak, gold prices rose by Rs. 300 to Rs. 30,400 per ten grams here on Tuesday on revival of buying at existing lower levels amid a firm global trend.

Silver also recovered by Rs. 680 to Rs. 50,210 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units.

Sentiment turned better after gold gained from a five-week low in global markets as a weaker dollar spurred demand for an alternate investment option.

Gold in London, which normally set price trend on the domestic front, rose 0.5 per cent to USD 1,319.75 an ounce and silver by 0.9 per cent to USD 22.00 an ounce.

In addition, revival of buying by stockists and investoRs. at prevailing lower levels also supported the uptrend.

On the domestic front, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity rebounded by Rs. 300 each to Rs. 30,400 and Rs. 30,200 per ten grams, respectively, after losing Rs. 1,270 in last five sessions. However, sovereign held steady at Rs. 25,000 per piece of eight gram in scattered deals.

Silver ready recovered by Rs. 680 to Rs. 50,210 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs. 1,010 to Rs. 50,060 per kg. The white metal had lost Rs. 1,220 on Monday.

On the other hand, silver coins remained unchanged at Rs. 84,000 for buying and Rs. 85,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

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