While platinum prices have not generally followed the positive lead of gold and silver prices this morning, the market was able to remain near the recent highs. There are some traders who feel that platinum is receiving some flight to quality support from the US debt situation, but with prices more than $125 an ounce above their June lows, other traders feel that there is some measure of safe haven pricing with platinum at $1,800 an ounce. It is also possible that platinum may be deriving minimal support from news of a governmental enforced South African platinum mining halt. A major credit ratings agency has lowered their rating on Greek sovereign debt three levels over the weekend, which may add further safe-haven support for platinum over the near-term.