Gold and silver were being traded flat in morning trade on Monday due to lackluster demand of precious metals from jewellers, industries and retailers.
MCX Gold futures were trading 0.12%, or Rs. 36, down at Rs 29,282 /10 gram whereas MCX Silver futures were down 0.08%, or Rs. 33, at Rs 39,116 / 1 kilo.
Investors remained watchful before the naming of the subsequent US Fed Reserve chair and ahead of a 2-day FOMC meeting, both scheduled this week.
Meanwhile, the rupee, the domestic currency, rose higher by increasing 16 paise to 64.89 V/s U.S dollar after the European Central Bank announced that it would soon shrink off its monetary stimulus.
The weakness of dollar against the Euro and other key currencies overseas following the European Central Bank move set off the rise in the local unit.