The platinum market has traded higher this morning and has held above the recent lows. Like silver, some traders feel that platinum may not have found benefit from the improving sentiment for global equities and Treasuries recently. Other traders feel that in these current markets conditions, internal platinum fundamentals appear to be taking a back seat to big picture macro-economic developments. Over the last two trading sessions, huge gains in equities and a sliding dollar have provided little in the way of support for platinum prices. Japanese Retail Sales during October was up 1.9% year-on-year, higher than forecasts and may signal stronger Japanese jewelry demand for platinum.