Silver prices settled up 16 cents to $18.59 while copper added 3 cents to $3.33.
Gold mining stocks, an alternative way to buy gold, were mixed. Yamana Gold (AUY - Get Report) was popping 2.93% to $10.18 while Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX - Get Report) rallied 3.84% to $73.34. Other gold stocks Agnico-Eagle (AEM - Get Report) and Eldorado Gold (EGO - Get Report) were trading at $62.27 and $18.07, respectively.
-- Written by Alix Steel in New York.