The platinum market has also shown recovery action this morning from a fresh new low for the move. An improved macro economic outlook this morning might have been largely the result of European bond buying and also the result of favorable US economic data. Platinum might also be finding some support from news that Impala Platinum posted a first quarter production decline of 12%. Like gold and silver, platinum may need to seen a favorable economic environment, a weaker Dollar and stronger equities to recover a noted portion of this week's $97 an ounce slide.