The platinum market was unable to hold overnight gains and has traded lower this morning. As with silver, some traders feel that platinum may be behaving like a physical commodity market facing a global slowdown. Platinum prices have shown little reaction to comments from a Platinum mining official, who suggested that increased investment demand would eventually result in platinum prices returning to a premium to gold prices. EU finance ministers met in Poland over the weekend, but failed to come up with any new plan to stabilize Greece's finances which is likely to increase investment demand for platinum from the Euro zone.