Gold rate today: Yellow metal breaches Rs 50,000; silver continues to fall

Gold is highly sensitive to rising US interest rates as they increase the opportunity cost of holding the non-yielding bullion while boosting the dollar. ICICI Direct in its note said that gold was down on the back of a weak US dollar and 10-year treasury yields. US Federal Reserve also pressurised bullion prices, it said.

Gold rate today: Yellow metal breaches Rs 50,000; silver continues to fall
Gold is highly sensitive to rising US interest rates as they increase the opportunity cost of holding the non-yielding bullion while boosting the dollar. ICICI Direct in its note said that gold was down on the back of a weak US dollar and 10-year treasury yields. US Federal Reserve also pressurised bullion prices, it said.