The platinum market has consolidated above this week's early lows and may have established a trading range above the $1,800 level. Like gold and silver, platinum may be facing precarious market conditions, as rising fears of margin-related selling from equities may have replaced the typical flight to quality standing of platinum. Euro zone Industrial Production during July was up 1.0%, lower than forecasts and may provide a strong indication of weaken industrial platinum demand from the Euro zone.