Silver prices settled up 33 cents to $18.77 in tandem with gold while copper closed down 9 cents to $2.90.
Mining stocks, a more risky but more profitable way to invest in gold , were rising higher. AngloGold Ashanti (AU) was rising more than 2% to $44.89 while Yamana Gold (AUY) were adding 2.38% to $10.81. Other gold miners Gold Fields (GFI) and Randgold (GOLD) closed at $14.22 and $93.65, respectively.
-- Written by Alix Steel in New York.