Spot gold prices were rising $3.60, or 0.3%, to $1,242.20 an ounce Tuesday afternoon.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Spot gold prices are exhibiting strength Tuesday afternoon on signs of slowing consumer confidence and cooling in the Chinese economy.
New York spot silver prices were declining 13 cents, or 0.7%, to $18.63 an ounce.
New York spot platinum prices, meanwhile, were falling $25, or 1.6%, to $1,540 an ounce, while its sister metal was losing ground.
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New York spot palladium prices were down $17, or 3.6%, to $450 an ounce.