Following two days of increases, the price of Indian silver dropped by 3.8 percent on Jan. 4, 2013, on our precious metals price index.
US silver finished the day down 2.8 percent. The price of Chinese silver also moved last Friday. After a few changeless days, prices dropped 2.8 percent. After a 2.2 percent increase, the price of Japanese silver finished the day up.
Following a couple days of improvement, the price of Indian gold bullion weakened by 1.4 percent. US gold bullion closed 1.3 percent lower. After a few days of little change, the price of Japanese gold bullion jumped 1.2 percent. Friday saw the price of Chinese gold bullion drift down 0.5 percent after three quiet days.
Following three days of little change, the price of Chinese platinum bar rose by 1.5 percent. On the tail of a three-day flat streak, the price of Japanese platinum bar rose by 0.4 percent. The price of US platinum bar saw little movement.
The price of Japanese palladium bar gained 2.7 percent. The price of US palladium bar fell 1.7 percent. Closing out a three-day flat streak, the price of Chinese palladium bar moved up 1.2 percent.