Turk sees signs of turnaround for metals and silver's outperformance

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8:20p ET Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In an interview with King World News, GoldMoney founder James Turk sees indications that the bull market in gold and silver is about to resume that the silver will take the lead. The interview is excerpted at the King World News blog here:

New York Sun: Gold standard isn't as crazy as today's central banking

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9:05p ET Monday, August 31, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Dubai gold retailer defaults on $136 million

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By Stanley Carvalho and Tom Arnold
Reuters
Monday, August 31, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A Dubai-based gold and jewellery retailer has defaulted on loans worth about 500 million dirhams ($136.2 million), with banks considering options including legal action to retrieve the money, four banking and trade sources told Reuters.

Zero Hedge: More foreign gold withdrawn from NY Fed in July

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11:28p ET Sunday, August 30, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Zero Hedge reports today that foreign government gold continued to be withdrawn from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in July, another 9.5 tonnes:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-30/2014-foreign-central-banks-have...

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

ISIS advertises its new gold coins but still pays its gunmen in U.S. dollars

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ISIS Release Pictures of Their New Gold Coins They Say Will 'Break Capitalist Enslavement' -- So Why Are They Still Paying Their Deranged Gunmen in U.S. Dollars?

By Tom Wyke
Daily Mail, London
Sunday, August 30, 2015

ISIS have released a new hour-long video, showing off their latest propaganda tool -- their very own coin currency.

App for that? BitGold looks to take gold savings mainstream

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By Ian Bickis
The Canadian Press
via CTV News, Toronto
August 30, 2015

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada -- Want to buy gold as a savings alternative? Well, you guessed it -- there's an app for that.

Reuters: South Africa to promote platinum as central bank reserve asset

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So why haven't they figured this out for gold too? Are there no patriots in South Africa's government?

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South African Mine Industry Job Plan Targets Platinum as Central Bank Reserve Asset

By Ed Stoddard
Reuters
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

At KWN, Maguire cites 'permanent' backwardation, repatriation delays

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3p ET Friday, August 28, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Interviewed today by King World News, London metals trader Andrew Maguire describes increasing strains in the gold banking system, including "permanent" backwardation and delays in gold repatriations. Maguire's interview is excerpted at the KWN blog here:

TF Metals Report: August gold delivery update

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10:35a ET Friday, August 28, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The TF Metals Report's Turd Ferguson today reviews deliveries reported for August gold contracts on the New York Commodities Exchange and concludes:

Is the Fed behind the stock market and commodity crashes?

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5:32p ET Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Suspicion is growing that the Federal Reserve is behind the crash of the stock market as well as the crash of the commodity market.

Financial writer Charles Hugh Smith, in commentary reposted at Zero Hedge yesterday, headlined his analysis "What If the Crash Is as Rigged as Everything Else?":