NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Spot gold prices were trading sideways Friday amid mixed stock price action.

Investor excitement over the September stock rally diminished as news of a one-year low for consumer confidence hit the market.

New York spot gold prices were flat $1,276.50 an ounce Friday afternoon.

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New York spot silver prices trading sideways at $20.80 an ounce.

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New York spot platinum prices, meanwhile were rising by $5, or 0.3%, to $1,612 an ounce, while its sister metal was losing ground.

New York spot palladium prices were falling by $7, or 1.3%, to $542 an ounce.

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A number of mining stocks trading in mixed territory Friday afternoon. Mining stocks offer another form of exposure to precious metals.

Newmont Mining

(NEM) - Get Report

was flat at $63.24 and

Barrick Gold

(ABX)

was rising by 0.4% to $46.06.

Pan American Silver

(PAAS) - Get Report

was dipping by 0.6% to $28.65 while

Silver Wheaton

(SLW)

tumbling by 1.5% to $25.

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