Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Eurozone Faces Possible Bank Run

Some market speculators are convinced the Eurozone is on the brink of collapse and that the EU may face an actual bank run as individuals, banks and investment houses scramble to secure actual funds, even from one another. The interlinking nature of modern banking and investment infrastructure may lead to a domino effect of collapse. Many feel that the time has come when physical possession of bullion is the only real measure against insolvency if banks begin closing and investment firms continue selling paper gold and silver. For more on this continue reading the following article from The Prudent Investor.

A comatose interbank market and corporate and fund money fleeing Eurozone banks in droves have rung in the countdown to the Eurozone bank run that could become reality as early as next Monday.

The free fall in all major markets and commodities was only negatively outperformed by European banks whose shares fell to new 2011 lows.

Gossip about major institutions like Lloyds of London withdrawing all deposits from Eurozone banks and countless stories in German media about corporations that follow suit are the first indicators about a bank run that may come as soon as Monday when one major Eurozone bank may have to announce its insolvency.

A cascade of downgrades is only more fuel to the market fornication as we have never seen it before. As we are closer to the Endsieg, banks are resorting to a dog-eat-dog strategy, scrambling to save their own skin in a world where the only providers of liquidity are central banks letting their money printing presses spin 24/7.

Mounting rumors expect the announcement of a major bank closing its doors as soon as Monday and market speculation focuses on Unicredit and Societe Generale.

Being asked about the ultimate safe haven I still have only one answer. Precious metals bullion are the only asset that is not the liability of someone else.

Never mind that silver FUTURES dropped 9% on Thursday and gold breached the 50-day moving average. As long as market participants with unlimited credit from the Federal Reserve can sell x,xxx tons of paper gold or paper silver within seconds in regular gold/silver slam scams the ride will be stormy but ultimately the holders of the physical will prevail.

This blog post was republished with permission from The Prudent Investor.

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