After an initial new low for the move during overnight trading, January platinum has managed to rise back into positive territory. Platinum might see some support from favorable Chinese jewelry demand figures and from hopes that the Chinese central bank might be poised to move away from its recent tightening stance. As in gold and silver, platinum might be poised to maintain a strong relationship with US equity price action. The German Trade surplus during October was 12.6 billion Euros, lower than projections and may point towards lower industrial platinum demand from German automakers.