The platinum market has posted moderate losses this morning, which some traders have suggested that platinum and silver prices appear to be reflecting a similar combination of flight to quality and classic physical commodity market fundamentals. Other traders feel that strikes in gold and copper mining facilities haven't lent much support to platinum prices due in large part to the "big picture" big macro outlook for the trade. Japanese Retail Sales during June were up 1.1% year-on-year, higher than expectation and may lead to strong platinum jewelry demand through the rest of this year.