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Attractive stock markets may keep investors away from gold: Analysts

Demand for gold in India jumped 19.2 per cent in the April - June 2021 quarter to 76.1 tonnes, suggests the latest report from World Gold Council (WGC)

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Puneet Wadhwa New Delhi
Attractive equity markets and volatile gold prices may prove to be a deterrent for an investment in the yellow metal in the second half of 2021, suggests the latest report from World Gold Council (WGC). That said, the upcoming festival season, including Dhanteras and the wedding season in the October – December quarter of 2021, WGC believes, may see an uptick in demand for the yellow metal.

“Consumer investment in gold increased in the second quarter of 2021, but some investors were less bullish. Outlook for the second half of 2021 is yet uncertain, as consumer confidence and business response

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First Published: Jul 29 2021 | 12:12 PM IST

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