Like the rest of the metals complex, platinum is showing early strength this morning, which may be due in large part to initial gains in European equities and also because of some initial gains in the Euro. However, European equities gave up a portion of the early gains as the trade neared the end of their trading week and the US economic report slate today will be relatively quiet. While platinum did see some positive analyst commentary on the prospect that platinum could outperform gold ahead, the uncertainty from the Euro zone debt situation may have a lingering impact on all physical commodity markets.