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Spot Gold Prices Rise With Equities

Spot gold prices are higher with the broader equities Friday afternoon.
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Spot gold prices were higher with the broader equities Friday afternoon.

New York spot gold prices were adding $1.70, or 0.1%, to $1,238 an ounce.

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New York spot silver prices were increasing by 16 cents, or 0.9%, at $19.09 an ounce.

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New York spot platinum prices, meanwhile were rising by $2, or 0.1%, to $1,531 an ounce, while its sister metal was gaining ground.

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New York spot palladium prices were up by $6, or 1.2%, to $504 an ounce.

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A handful of mining stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) settled flat or higher at the close of Friday's trading session. Mining stocks offer another form of exposure to precious metals.

SPDR Gold Trust

(GLD) - Get Report

ended flat at $120.87 while

Barrick Gold

(ABX)

advanced by 1.1% to $46.50.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

(FCX) - Get Report

rose by 6.1% to $71.23 and

Newmont Mining

(NEM) - Get Report

added 0.9% to $59.95.

-- Written by Andrea Tse in New York.

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