Precious Metals Surge On Banking Crisis, Geopolitical Concerns

Regional banks failures (Signature Bank and Silicon Valley Bank) and ongoing jitters with First Republic Bank have investors on edge. This has ushered in a wave of volatility and weighed heavy on the stock market indices.

One winner in all this, however, has been precious metals.

When market participants lose faith in banks or government, they often turn to gold. And this is showing up on the charts in the form of attempted breakouts. Today we highlight a couple of bullish breakouts on charts of the Gold ETF (GLD) and Gold Miners ETF (GDX).

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$GLD Gold ETF Chart

As usual, we let the charts speak for themselves. Here you can see that Gold ended this week with a major breakout. I’ll be watching over the coming days for follow on buying.

Gold is getting a lift by the recent banking uncertainties, coupled with rising tensions in the war abroad.

gld gold etf price breakout higher chart march 17 2023

$GDX Gold Miners ETF Chart

Rising gold prices have also been good for mining stocks. Here we see the Gold Miners ETF (GDX) attempting a trading breakout. Another bullish sign for the gold complex.

gdx gold miners etf trading breakout friday march 17 2023

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