Precious metals on COMEX are trading mixed since morning and trading between gains and losses with Gold trading at 1199.40, up 2.40 points or 0.21% while Silver is trading in red at 19.37, down 4 cents or 0.22% an ounce. With the exception of Nickel, Base metals are continuing its last couple of sessions rally on the back of improved economic outlook. 3-month Zinc is top gaining counter among the group, up a percent or 20.75 points to trade at 2077.75, followed by rest of the metals while Copper is trading at 7267, up 26 points or 0.36% per metric ton. Energy prices on NYMEX are trading silent with negative bias ahead of Christmas Holiday. WTI Crude Oil is trading at 98.89, down 3 cents while Natural Gas is down 0.16% to trade at 4.456 per mmbtu.