Gold futures for June delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile exchange eased 0.28% to $1,199.80 a troy ounce, dipping below $2,000 after solid overnight gains. Elsewhere, silver for July delivery fell 0.42% to $16.370 a troy ounce. Copper for July delivery dropped 0.14% to $2.777 a pound. Overnight, gold prices soared on Monday erasing all of its losses from a precipitous fall last week.
Oil prices fell in Asia today after a senior Saudi official signaled that the world's top crude exporter has no intention of cutting production despite a global supply glut. Oil prices have shed about half their value since last June as global supplies of the commodity, boosted by strong production in the United States and the OPEC cartel, outpace demand.
MCX SILVER May contract was trading at Rs 37113 down Rs 35, or 0.09 percent. The SILVER rate touched an intraday high of Rs 37156 and an intraday low of Rs 37035. So far 1300 contracts have been traded. SILVER prices have moved down Rs 1896, or 4.86 percent in the May series so far.