October platinum prices have already put together a rebound from this week's lows of almost $100 an ounce. Some traders suggest that platinum was simply being supported by gold's huge rally this week and that platinum prices could be pressured by favorable Retail Sales numbers later this morning. They feel this could suggest that platinum is currently tracking physical market fundamentals and not safe haven issues. With October platinum regaining its premium to October gold during the last 24 hours, other traders feel it possible that the sentiment to buy platinum rather than gold could be reduced somewhat today. French GDP during the second quarter was unchanged, lower than market forecasts and may be an early indication of weaker platinum demand from French automakers during the balance of this year.