In reality, palladium is in a wide variety of consumer products, including computers, cellphones and jewelry. It follows that PALL may be a means by which one invests in increasing materials demand for improvements in the global economy at large.

It may be interesting for folks to note, PALL would have to rise 20% to revisit its 2011 highs. In many ways, the multi-faceted industrial metal is in a similar situation to some emerging market investments.

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