The platinum market has recovered from overnight lows this morning, and is finding some support from favorable outside market action in equities and currencies. In addition, platinum may have been boosted by news that recent violence in South African production areas has caused a jump in platinum derivative investments, as well as by news of a production decline from Anglo American platinum. Some traders feel that event if Fed Chairman Bernanke disappoints, internal fundamentals and hope for fresh easing developments next week should provide a cushion for platinum prices.