Precious Metals Market Alert

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After Congress reached a short-term agreement to increase the federal debt ceiling and reopened the government after a two-week shutdown in October 2013, retail investors stepped up their purchases of precious metals. However, with banks sitting on excess cash reserves in the trillions of dollars, some investors in precious metals feel frustrated that metals prices have not risen as expected.

Even though the Federal Reserve uses banks to push money into the economy, banks have ceased much of their lending activities. But analysts believe that banks cannot maintain their current hold on cash reserves. As banks put their cash hoards to work in the economy, investors expect to see metals prices rise dramatically as part of a new leg up in the current bull market for precious metals.