Currency wars, gold pools, and Comex potential claims per deliverable ounce

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12:21p ET Friday, May 29, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

U.S. Mint ends rationing of silver eagles -- but for how long?

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12:17p ET Friday, May 29, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Coin News reports today that the U.S. Mint has ended its rationing of U.S. silver eagle coins. It's not clear whether the end of rationing is intended to be permanent or if rationing might be reinstated along with reductions and even suspension of production if demand increases enough. The Coin News report is here:

Alasdair Macleod: Euro-sclerosis?

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11:20a ET Friday, May 29, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Ted Butler: Curiouser and curiouser

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11p ET Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Guardian: Austrian repatriation arises from fear of new Auric Goldfinger and Pussy Galore

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It would be hard to miss the point more spectacularly than this.

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Austria's Central Bank to Repatriate L3.5 Billion of Gold Reserves from UK

By Phillip Inman
The Guardian, London
Thursday, May 28, 2016

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/may/29/austrias-central-bank-to...

Forex's 'last look' practice gets curbed

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By Chiara Albanese
The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Two of the world's biggest currency-trading platforms plan to restrict a controversial industry practice in which banks can pull out of trades at the last moment if the market moves against them.

Austrian central banker acknowledges general trend toward gold repatriation

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Austria Plan to Repatriate Gold Not Linked to Brexit Talk: Nowotny

By Michael Shields
Reuters
Thursday, May 28, 2015

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/28/us-austria-gold-nowotny-idUSKB...

Austrian central bank to repatriate some gold from London

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By Michael Shields
Reuters
Thursday, May 28, 2015

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/28/austria-gold-idUSV9N0VR01A2015...

Austria's central bank plans to repatriate some of its gold reserves from Britain after facing criticism for storing too much of the precious metal abroad, the bank said today.

Direxion Asset Management closing 3X leveraged gold ETF

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Company Announcement
via PRNewswire
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NEW YORK -- The Direxion Shares ETF Trust II has decided to liquidate and close the Direxion Daily Gold Bull 3X Shares (BAR) exchange-traded fund based on the recommendation of Direxion Asset Management LLC, the fund's sponsor.

Chinese mining group buys $710 million in gold and copper assets

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Chinese Firm Zijin Mining Group Buys US$710 Million in Gold and Copper Assets

By Jing Yang
South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1810014/chinese-firm-zi...