Gold gained for a second day as mounting concern that Greece will stumble in its bid to avoid default boosted the metal’s appeal as a haven asset.
Gold futures for August delivery climbed 0.3 percent to settle at $1,177.60 an ounce at 1:44 p.m. on the Comex in New York.
Silver futures for July delivery slipped less than 0.1 percent to $15.957 an ounce on the Comex, declining for a fifth day, the longest streak since May 30, 2014.
Platinum futures for July delivery gained 0.7 percent to $1,108.50 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Palladium futures for September delivery slid 0.5 percent to $739.90 an ounce, an eighth straight decline and longest slump since Feb. 4, 2014.