The platinum market has shown early strength this morning, with July platinum holding onto a large portion of last week's recovery rally. Like the gold and silver markets, platinum prices may be reflecting hopes of official action in the form of easing or stimulus measures from major central banks. However, the residual fear of a Euro zone break-up may be weighing on platinum prices and for some traders, it might take actual confirmation of a new official plan to address current Euro zone debt problems to climb above the recent highs.