After an extremely volatile session yesterday, January platinum comes into this morning's trading roughly $43 an ounce above Wednesday's lows. Platinum may have found support from ideas that China was backing away from restrictive banking rules, which combined with broad based macro-economic optimism was widely seen as reversing a potential downside breakout. While some traders feel that platinum prices reflect concern that the European debt situation may pull down the world economy, the market may need definitive proof that the Euro zone crisis is going to remain under control in order to extend this recent recovery.