The platinum market has posted moderate gains this morning, as many traders feel the market found support from stronger equity markets on both sides of the Atlantic. The January contract has been able to extend this month's recovery, although it continues to have choppy and volatile action. Some traders feel that improving macro-economic sentiment has underpinned recent gains for platinum but other traders feel that the market may not find as much carryover support as other commodities due to the late September nosedive that wiped out close to 20% of platinum's total value. Chinese PPI during September was up 6.5% year-on-year, lower than market projections and may be an early indication of weaker Chinese industrial platinum demand over the next few months.