Like the rest of the precious metals markets, April platinum appears to be under early during Monday's trading. With negative outside market action adding into the weaker tone for most physical commodity markets this morning, some traders feel that it could take surprisingly strong US economic data and a negative turnaround in the Dollar just to alter the downward bias in platinum prices. While violence continued at the Implats mine at the end of last week, the company has suggested it will rehire some fired workers which some traders feel could be seen as a sign that the strike will soon be resolved.