The platinum market has made a moderate recovery this morning, which has led some traders to reconfirm their belief that platinum prices are tracking in sync with equities. Other traders feel that platinum may be drawing some support from comments from a large platinum company, suggesting that platinum prices were too cheap relative to gold, global platinum supplies were going to continue to tighten until platinum prices responded towards the tightening of supply, and that investment demand for platinum would be the primary catalyst behind the tightening of platinum supply. A private survey of German economic sentiment during September was -43.3, higher than some forecasts which may diminish investment platinum demand from that nation during the near future.