The platinum market appears to be outperforming the rest of the metals complex this morning, which some traders feel may indicate that the sharp slide in prices this week encouraged some bargain hunting buying and end-of-week short-covering. Other traders feel that this week's massive liquidity injection for the Euro zone will ultimately be a positive factor for platinum and other industrial metals markets. The market may be finding some additional support from reports of platinum production losses at the Impala mine due to the recent strike. Since that strike action has been partially resolved, however, many traders expect the loss of production to come to an end.