Opening this morning, the Sài Gòn Jewellery Company (SJC) listed their gold at VNĐ46.30 million (US$1,992) per tael or $1,653 per ounce. Compared to last Thursday, one tael of gold fell by VNĐ1.2 million.
Bảo Tín Minh Châu and Doji listed their gold at VNĐ46.30 million and VNĐ46 million, respectively.
The selling and buying gap was growing. On Thursday, the gap was around VNĐ500,000 at most firms. It was now more than VNĐ1 million.
Local gold investors believe that whenever the gap was big the price of the precious metal must be fluctuating, and they must take great caution.
On the Kitco gold exchange, the precious metal was down 0.9 per cent to $1,562.30 an ounce or $1,882 per tael. For the week, it was down about 6.7 per cent, the most since June 2013.
Calculating the prices, the local prices for each tael of gold was $110 higher than the global prices.
Hà Nội-based Bảo Tín Minh Châu Gold Firm was seeing 55 per cent of buyers and 45 per cent of sellers, posting on its website: “It is a good time for investors to trade gold to make profit.”
In such a situation, many market participants want to sell their gold to sit on cash, while investors on an online gold investing forum advised each other not to trade at this time.
An investor name Khôi Nguyễn said: “Don’t sell now or you will lose at least VNĐ1 million for each and cry if it goes up again tomorrow.”
Though the prices performed badly on Friday, Phan Dũng Khánh, investment director of Maybank Kim Eng Securities, thought global prices could reach $2,000 per ounce ($2,410 per tael) this year.