Precious metals continue to trade sideways below key price resistance levels.
The availability of inventory from wholesalers and mints remains solid. Well-capitalized dealers like Money Metals are running smoothly at present, after several weeks of having to quote modest shipping delays due to frenetic demand from the bank panic.
Money Metals hired two dozen employees to handle the higher order volume. Demand has leveled off for now.
Banking crisis fears have abated somewhat, but we are by no means out of the woods. Many analysts are predicting new issues. The latest interest rate hike puts further pressure on over-leveraged banks, as depositors are fleeing to higher yields and safer havens, bleeding away banks' lower-cost capital base.
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Stefan Gleason is CEO of Money Metals Exchange, the company recently named "Best Overall Online Precious Metals Dealer" by Investopedia. A graduate of the University of Florida, Gleason is a seasoned business leader, investor, political strategist, and grassroots activist. Gleason has frequently appeared on national television networks such as CNN, FoxNews, and CNBC and in hundreds of publications such as the Wall Street Journal, TheStreet, and Seeking Alpha.