Gold finishes year up 23%, silver up 45%

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Don't worry -- We'll keep griping that it should have been a lot more!

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By Ciara Linnane
CBSMarketWatch.com
Friday, December 29, 2006

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/gold-closes-up-23-2006/story.aspx?...

NEW YORK -- Gold futures closed higher Friday to chalk up a 23 percent gain for 2006, leading a broader advance in the metals market as the dollar fell against most of its major rivals. Gold for February delivery finished the session up $1.10 at $638 an ounce, compared with the front-month contract close at $518.90 a year ago. Gold gained 18 percent in 2005. Silver futures finished down 0.5 cent at $12.935 an ounce for a 45.5 percent gain on the year.

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