There are many traders who feel that January platinum is behaving like a classic physical commodity market after favorable overnight macro economic developments. With sharply higher equities, a weaker Dollar and gains in a number of industrial commodities, prices have the potential to regain an even larger portion of the late September losses. Easing moves by Japan, a temporary downshift of anxiety from the Euro zone and a reduction in global recession fears have all been seen as positive factors for the market. News that a platinum mine strike was resolved overnight may have been offset by news of a 3% drop in quarterly platinum production from platinum miner Aquarius.