Mining and metals stocks were among the best performers Monday as commodity prices such as gold, copper, silver, palladium and platinum finished higher on the day.
Gold futures rose past $896 an ounce, and the
SPDR Gold Shares
, an exchange-traded fund backed by bullion, was higher by 1.7%.
was the leader in the sector, adding roughly 6%. Other top gainers included a 5.2% climb in shares of
with a gain of 4.1%,
with an increase of 4%, and
, both rising 3.6%.
Among small-cap mining concerns,
was surging 12.9%,
climbed 12.2%, and
was gaining 9%.
Other silver and copper names were also rallying.
were both jumping 5.8%.
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