NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Spot gold prices were weak next to other precious metals as the U.S. dollar gained strength.
The U.S. dollar index was stronger by 0.8% to $77.71 on Tuesday afternoon.
New York spot gold prices were falling by $1.10, or 0.1%, to $1,339.20 an ounce Tuesday afternoon.
were advancing by 14 cents, or 0.6%, to $23.78.
New York spot platinum prices were adding $5, or 0.3%, to $1,697 an ounce, while its sister metal was rising.
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New York spot palladium prices were up by $14, or 2.3%, to $622 an ounce.
A group of mining stocks and precious metals ETFs were trading in positive territory Tuesday afternoon. Mining stocks offer another form of exposure to precious metals.
rose 0.3% to $46.67 while
increased 1.1% to $9.21.
inched up 0.2% to $27.38 and
Stillwater Mining Company
gained 2.3% to $17.02.
ETFS Physical Palladium Shares
added 1.9% to $62.11.
-- Written by Andrea Tse in New York.
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