Tom Cloud of CloudHardAssets.com says delivery times for gold and silver bullion are unusually long. When supplies of precious metals are plentiful, Cloud says, "It would be in my hand in three to five days. . . Now, depending on the product, it's two and a half to six weeks." Cloud says the only two other times supply has been this tight was "1980 and 2008." Cloud contends, "Supplies are tight and fear is high. I see it getting worse this fall."