Silver, platinum and palladium retreat from yesterday's price surge

LONDON (July 24)  Silver was down 1.6 percent at $20.21 an ounce, having risen 5 percent on Monday. Spot platinum was down 1.2 percent at $1,423.49 an ounce, while palladium was down 2 percent at $728.97 an ounce.

Platinum's premium over gold eased back to $95 an ounce from last week's near two-year high of $140 an ounce.  Meanwhile, the US Dollar Index edged upward 0.13% to 82.32.$USD&p=W&yr=5&mn=0&dy=0&id=p36910473970&a=303765645&listNum=2