New York spot silver prices have risen by 3 cents, or 0.2% to $17.10 an ounce.
New York spot platinum prices have risen by $8, or 0.5% to $1,613 an ounce, while its sister metal falls.
New York spot palladium prices have dipped $3.00, or 0.7% to $458 an ounce. Mining stocks, which offer another form of exposure to precious metals, are trading in negative territory. Newmont Mining ( NEM - Get Report) has fallen 1.3% to $49.40. The top gold producer says it believes gold prices will rise in 2010, supported, in part, by a shortage of selling from central banks, according to Bloomberg. Meanwhile, Kinross Gold ( KGC - Get Report) has tumbled 2% to $17.50 and Stillwater Mining ( SWC) tanks 8.2% to $13. North American Palladium ( PAL), meanwhile, is falling 2.4% to $4.10 in midday trading. -- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.