Bank runs, Fed policy and Gold
On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) announced a $ 1.8B loss from the sale of investment securities.
Investors and depositors got spooked, withdrawing an estimated $42B+ in cash within a few hours–approx 25% of total SVB deposits, leaving a negative cash balance of $1B by Friday, March 10.
SVB was well known for its links to the Venture Capital (VC) and the Tech industry, with $209B in assets under management (AUM). It failed and went into receivership under the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). SVB was the 16th-largest bank in the United States and was the largest bank by deposits in Silicon Valley.
On Sunday, the contagion out West hit the New York based Signature Bank, which also failed by bank run. The Treasury Department, Federal Reserve (FED) and the FDIC stepped in to calm the waters…
Matthew Piepenburg, Commercial Director at Matterhorn Asset Management, joins Michelle Makori, Lead Anchor and Editor-in-Chief at Kitco News, to discuss the ongoing Silicon Valley Bank collapse, and what it means for markets, gold, and Fed policy. Topics cover inflation, gold price, de-dollarization, Central Bank Digital Currencies and risk.
Original source: Matterhorn - GoldSwitzerland
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