Silver futures gain on global cues

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Silver prices rose by Rs 196 to Rs 46,070 per kg in futures trade on Wednesday as participants widened their bets amid a firm trend in precious metals overseas.

On the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver contracts for December delivery gained Rs 196, or 0.43 per cent, to Rs 46,070 per kg in a business turnover of 2,873 lots.

Similarly, the white metal for delivery in March next year was trading higher by Rs 232, or 0.5 per cent, to Rs 47,030 per kg in 37 lots.

Analysts said widening of positions by participants in line with a firm global trend influenced silver prices here.

In the international market, silver was up 0.73 per cent at USD 17.83 an ounce in New York. Get access to India’s fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code “GETPRO”. Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app.