The platinum market made a large recovery overnight and with a number of physical commodities posting gains as well, many traders have the sense that the market's attitude toward the global economy is improving. The platinum market posted sharp gains this morning despite some negative Chinese demand predictions received during the overnight session. An extension of this positive vibe in the market may require decent US numbers over the coming two sessions. German Industrial Orders during August were down 1.4%, which may indicate weaker industrial platinum demand from German automakers through the rest of this year.