Here are five things to know about gold prices today:
1. In Delhi, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity declined by Rs 100 each to Rs 31,950 and Rs 31,800 per 10 gram respectively, Press Trust of India reported. Gold prices had gained by Rs 450 in the past four sessions.
2. Silver cracked below the Rs 41,000 per kilogram mark by plunging Rs 650 to Rs 40,450 per kg.
3. Globally, gold traded steady with investors awaiting key central bank policy meetings and the United States-North Korea summit this week for direction. Spot gold was steady at $1,297.75 per ounce at 12:49 pm, while US gold futures for August delivery were 0.1 per cent lower at $1,301.60 per ounce, news agency Reuters reported. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, fell 0.2 per cent.
5. The rupee gained as much as 22 paise to hit an intraday high of 67.28 against the US dollar. Last Friday, the rupee had settled at 67.50 - the lowest closing level in more than a week.