DAVID MEGER, Alaron Trading, Chicago: Palladium was bit higher after breaking below $1000 support level yesterday. We believe it got oversold earlier today when it hit $961. Platinum is also bouncing back bit from earlier lows. This is mostly technical. Russians still have not assigned quotas, but deliveries are expected in March and that time frame is getting closer. Gold and silver drifted at mostly lower levels. both broke down last week from recent highs, mostly on technical trading.