NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Spot gold prices have been popping after a weak U.S. GDP report.

New York spot gold prices were adding $15.40, or 1.3%, to $1,181.90 an ounce Friday afternoon.

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New York spot silver prices were rising 25 cents, or 1.4%, to $17.97 an ounce.

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New York spot platinum prices, meanwhile, were increasing $11, or 0.7%, to $1,568 an ounce, while its sister metal was gaining traction.

New York spot palladium prices were higher by $12, or 2.5%, at $495 an ounce.

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Mining stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were trading in positive territory Friday afternoon. Mining stocks offer another form of exposure to precious metals.

Stillwater Mining


settled Friday's trading session up 1.3% to $13.78, while

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

(FCX) - Get Report

closed up 1.2% to $71.62.

ETFS Physical Palladium Shares

(PALL) - Get Report

rose 2.9% to $49.68, while

iShares Silver Trust

(SLV) - Get Report

added 2% to $17.58.

-- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York


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