In addition to a negative macro economic outlook early this morning, platinum may be finding some pressure from news of higher platinum supply from Zimbabwe and South Africa overnight. In fact, a major global metals company predicted a rise in platinum output from South Africa and Zimbabwe in 2011, contingent on a much better mine safety record and more reliable power service. Like other precious metals markets, platinum appears for some traders to be more reliant on the demand side of the equation than the supply side of the equation. UK Unemployment during October was 8.3%, higher than market expectations which may weaker UK investment platinum demand during the rest of this year.