Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has become the center of attention after its collapse prompted the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to shut the bank down on Friday. It was the largest U.S. bank failure since 2008, and various alleged catalysts have been pointed to. Some believe venture capitalists caused a bank run, while others blame the U.S. Federal Reserve’s rate hikes. Economist and gold bug Peter Schiff said on Friday that the U.S. banking system would experience more trouble ahead. He and several speculators believe that these financial institutions hold mountains of long-term treasuries.
Calls for SVB Intervention as Market Observers Predict Larger Financial Collapse in the U.S.
Over the past week, two U.S. banking institutions, Silvergate Bank and Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failed.
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