Mnuchin says long-term strength of U.S. dollar is important

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By Saleha Mohsin and Austin Weinstein
Bloomberg News
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers today the long-term strength of the U.S. dollar is important and said President-elect Donald Trump's comments that the currency was too high weren't meant as a longer-run policy.

Alasdair Macleod: A gold primer for 2017

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7:15p ET Thursday, January 19, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney research director Alasdair Macleod explains today why Elliott wave theory has no application to gold trading and why amid steadily depreciating currencies, gold has every reason to rise. Macleod's commentary is headlined "Gold -- A Primer for 2017" and it's posted at GoldMoney's internet site here:

John Embry: Watch out when reality breaks through fake news, manipulated markets

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1:17p ET Thursday, January 19, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Sprott Asset Management's John Embry tells King World News today that people are going to be horrified when reality breaks through fake news, manipulated markets, propaganda, and economic data that has been falsified by government. An excerpt from his interview is posted at KWN here:

GATA Chairman Murphy interviewed by the Daily Coin

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10:17a ET Thursday, January 19, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

With the gold price suppression scheme showing strain, the Daily Coin interviews GATA Chairman Bill Murphy about the prospects for the monetary metals. The interview is 23 minutes long and can be heard here:

http://thedailycoin.org/2017/01/18/bill-murphy-gold-silver-banking-cabal...

China cuts U.S. Treasury holdings to lowest level since 2010

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By Joe Rennison and Eric Platt
Financial Times, London
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

China cut its holdings of U.S. Treasuries by $66 billion in November, reducing its position in the safe-haven debt to the lowest level since 2010 as the country battles to stabilise its currency.

Free candy bar more appealing to Californians than a free gold coin

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9:17p ET Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

TF Metals Report: Questioning the generally accepted narrative

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2:36p ET Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Taking inventory of the convention wisdom about the financial markets in 2017, the TF Metal Report's Turd Ferguson notes today that it's not doing so well. His commentary is headlined "Questioning the Generally Accepted Narrative" and it's posted at the TF Metals Report here:

Trump's options for weakening dollar extend far beyond tweeting

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No mention of gold here.

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By Andrea Wong
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-17/president-trump-wants...

What was the 'strong-dollar policy' except gold leasing and price suppression?

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7:55p ET Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Financial news organizations tonight are full of reports about the imminent demise of the U.S. government's longstanding "strong-dollar policy," what with President-elect Trump having declared in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that the dollar is "too strong."

Trump's comments send dollar reeling

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By Chelsey Dulaney
The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The dollar slid to a one-month low today after President-elect Donald Trump described the currency as "too strong" in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, casting new uncertainty onto the dollar’s postelection rally.