SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Gold futures climbed Friday, on the rebound from a string of losses, to score a year-on-year gain of 10%. Silver futures also gained for the session, but ended the year with a loss of 9.8%. February gold /quotes/zigman/656382GC2G+0.55%
rose $25.90, or 1.7%, to close at $1,566.80 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. March silver /quotes/zigman/656950SI2H+1.25%
tacked on 60 cents, or 2.2%, to finish at $27.92 an ounce. Copper, platinum and palladium futures also gained for the session. For the year, copper fell 23%, platinum was down 21% and palladium declined 18%.