The metals market currently offers little cause for delight. Materials such as aluminum, copper or zinc are once again showing a downward trend. Even gold and platinum can not keep what the good values promised at the turn of the year. The positive exception is palladium. The precious metal, which has many similarities with platinum chemically, is currently writing a real success story. Last Monday, a troy ounce of palladium cost $ 1,183.82. This is a new record high for the raw material. Since August, the price of palladium has increased by almost 40%.