Silver, Platinum and Palladium Futures this past week

New York (Dec 22)  Silver led percentage gains among precious metals on Friday, and it dropped the least on the week as a result. Silver for March delivery advanced 26.4 cents, or 1.4%, to close at $19.45 an ounce. Prices fell 0.8% on the week.


In rounding out the precious metals complex:




  • Snapping a seven-session losing streak, January platinum tacked on $13.80, or 1.1%, to $1,332.20 an ounce. Platinum prices for the week declined 2.3%.


  • Higher for the first time in four sessions, palladium for March delivery rose $2.45, or 0.4%, to $698.75 an ounce. Palladium ended 2.4% lower than a week ago.

The following grid shows the net percentage changes in New York precious metals futures through Dec. 20, the completed quarters in 2013 and the year-to-date.


 








































New York Precious Metals Gains / Losses (%)
 December1st Quarter2nd Quarter3rd QuarterYTD 2013
Silver-2.9-6.3-23.311.5-35.7
Gold-3.7-4.8-31.38.4-28.2
Platinum-2.72.1-14.95.4-13.6
Palladium-2.99.2-14.010.1-0.7