Whoa! These 3 Stocks Rode the Dow Higher - Motley Fool article on PAL
"A combination of expectations for better economic growth and the largest supply deficit in over a decade sent palladium futures soaring along with the exchange-traded funds that track them. Analysts are looking for better than 4% growth in auto sales this year. Combine that with lower unemployment and a continuation of policies pushing record-low interest rates, and palladium, which is used in automobile catalytic converter systems, should benefit from higher demand. North American Palladium -- one of only two primary palladium miners along with Stillwater Mining (NYSE: SWC ) -- was sent soaring on the expectations."