In a year when almost all metals are falling, record car sales and mining strikes mean the best forecasters are favoring platinum over gold as investors lose faith in bullion as a store of value.
Gold rose in New York for the first time in three days as slumping U.S. home sales revived concern that the economy is weaker than forecast, spurring demand for the metal as a haven asset.
Copper rose for the fourth time in five sessions as concern eased that the U.S. and global economies are faltering.
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