Precious Metals Post Gains As Weekend Approaches

Precious metals are set to possibly end the week on a positive note as St. Patrick Day looms. Gold is currently up 0.2 percent to $1,317.83 per ounce.

Gold actually posted the lowest gains today, with silver up 0.4 percent. Platinum and palladium saw the biggest increases today, up 0.5 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively. Base metals are also mostly on the rise today, with copper up 0.5 percent to $6,956 per ton. Only tin slipped today, down 0.1 percent to $20,970 per ton.

In other markets, the German ten-year bund is down to 0.57 percent, while the U.S. ten-year treasuries yield posted at 2.83 percent. Spot Brent crude oil pricing is up today, rising by 0.09 percent to $65.13 per barrel. The U.S. dollar is still consolidating above its base at 90.02.