The increase of the platinum prices has continued in the first part of 2012. After the drastic low of 1367.00 it managed to fall to in 2011, platinum was sold at the price of 1403.00 in January 2012, which has continued to increase up to the 1729.00 in the past month. The first days of March, however, have been rough again, as the price has decreased to 1609.00. If the trend continues, we might see platinum sold at even a lower rate than in 2011. Looking at the trends it is not difficult to see that platinum prices are pretty volatile.