The platinum market was able to put together a fresh upside breakout overnight but prices were unable to hold all of their initial gains as January platinum was trading as much as $15 an ounce below the early high. Many traders are surprised platinum has been able to divorce a physical commodity market focus and embrace flight to quality support. January platinum could be held back from further gains in the event that US economic numbers indicate a slowing economy and an increased threat of recession. Euro zone leaders will meet today for the second leg of an EU summit on expanding the Euro zone debt rescue fund, which could produce larger levels of investment platinum demand from Europe during the next few sessions.