NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Spot gold rose $5.90, or 0.5% to settle at $1140.40 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange Wednesday, bolstered by a weaker dollar. The U.S. dollar fell against the euro Wednesday, as the latter currency rose on news that Greece's government has unveiled plans to fight the fires of its massive budget deficit. GOLD: "The yellow metal -- according to technical analysts at Commerzbank -- might rise towards the $1,150 to $1,162 level if it manages sustained closings above previous resistance at $1,135.50 an ounce," Kitco's Jon Nadler noted. PLATINUM: Spot platinum prices last traded at $1,577 an ounce, which is 0.6%, or $10, above Tuesday's settlement. PALLADIUM; Its sister metal also made gains. Spot palladium prices were up 1.6%, or $7, to end the day at $447 an ounce. Given that both metals are used in auto-manufacturing, they've extended gains made in the previous day after an uplifting day of positive February auto-sales news. SILVER: Silver, also an industrial metal, was last trading at $17.20 an ounce, which is 1.5%, or 26 cents, above the previous day's close.