Kitco Metals -- Precious metals remain resilient among the weak commodity prices with significant signs of physical demand, says Mike McGlone, head of research for ETF Securities. Leading the pack is silver, which in the aftermath of the weak September employment number, has been the best performing precious metal. ‘So far in October, it is up 10%, making it the only precious metal up on the year, +2%,’ said McGlone in an interview with Kitco News on Thursday. ‘Silver has been dragged down along with copper the past few years but has diverged so far in 2015: silver up 2% YTD, copper down 18% YTD,’ he added. McGlone explained that supply and demand trends are favorable for the metal with record Indian imports, strong China imports and record coin sales. He also anticipates that this year will see the first annual decline in supply. ‘Technicals appear to have turned up, currently holding resistance at the 200-day moving average at $16 an ounce,’ he said. December Comex silver was last down $0.329 at $15.765 an ounce.