This fluctuation at Bao Tin Minh Chau Jewellery and Gemstone Co Ltd (BTMC) was opposed to the expectation by experts on God of Wealth Day.
Domestic and international gold prices rose sharply, with BTMC opening at a selling price of VND37.4 million (US$1,684) per tael, up by VND150,000 (US$6.75) compared with February 3’s closing price.
At present, Saigon Jewellery Company’s gold (SJC) is being traded at a selling price of VND37.67 million (US$1,697) per tael, also up by US$6.75 compared with the northern market’s last session.
Southern and central markets experienced a similar initial rise with a VND37.65 million (US$1,695) per tael selling price, up by US$6.75 compared with the previous session’s closing price.
Since early morning, BTMC’s stores have seen a great influx of buyers wanting to purchase gold for God of Wealth Day, which is on January 10 of the lunar calendar. Customers have been waiting from dawn in the hope that buying gold will bring them luck for the year. Up to 98% of the day’s purchase was for purely spiritual reasons.
However, world gold price has been expected to rise, with a current selling price of US$1,224.2 per oz. It is expected to witness a surge due to political instability following US President Trump’s current travel ban. The dollar’s advantage against other currencies has also gone down, further stimulating the anticipated rise in gold price.
According to a survey by Kitco, 72% of experts predicted a rise in gold price, 17% expected a decrease and the rest opted for a constant price.