Silver prices were rising 69 cents to $16.14 while copper was adding 13 cents to $3.22. Mining stocks, a more leveraged way to invest in gold , were rising. Barrick Gold ( ABX) was up by 2.15% to $37.49 while Newmont Mining ( NEM) was rising 1.65% to $47.31. Other large cap miners Kinross Gold ( KGC) and Goldcorp ( GG) were adding over 2% to $18.83 and $38.26, respectively. Shares of Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold ( FCX) were rising 2.39% to $75.46 while Southern Copper ( PCU) was up 4.65% to $31.27. The popular physically backed ETF, SPDR Gold Shares ( GLD) were rising 2.34% to $109.51. Alix Steel in New York.