Peter Degraaf: Commercials suppress monetary metals in 'casino' futures market

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8:06p ET Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Also sounding like GATA tonight in his latest financial letter is market analyst Peter Degraaf, who has sounded like GATA before.

Clive Maund: The golden age of QE and the fiat endgame

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7:42 ET Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In his latest commentary, dated January 29, financial letter writer Clive P. Maund sounds a lot like GATA as he complains about market manipulation.

Dan Popescu: Five reasons to buy gold and silver in 2015

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4:15p ET Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Three Greek banks tap 2 billion euros in emergency funding, sources tell Reuters

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By George Georgiopoulos
Reuters
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

ATHENS, Greece -- Three of Greece's four major banks have started to tap emergency funding from the Greek central bank as some depositors have withdrawn their money due to political uncertainty, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Tuesday.

D-Day for insolvent West may be Feb. 28, Turk tells KWN

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5p ET Monday, February 2, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Fed is out of ammo, Embry tells King World News

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4:45p ET Monday, February 2, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Sprott Asset Management's John Embry tells King World News today that the monetary metals markets have a strengthening tone to them and that the U.S. Federal Reserve is out of ammunition for propping up the equity markets. An excerpt from Embry's interview is posted at the KWN blog here:

Campaign to audit Federal Reserve gathers pace

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Sam Fleming and Barney Jopson
Financial Times, London
Monday, February 2, 2015

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/182e3278-aa2e-11e4-8f91-00144feab7de.html

The US Federal Reserve is coming under the most political pressure it has faced since the financial crisis, as Republicans who say it lacks transparency attempt to subject its monetary policy deliberations to external audit.

Has Swiss National Bank adopted a secret currency peg?

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By Matt Clinch
CNBC, New York
Monday, February 2, 2015

There is growing speculation that the Swiss National Bank has set a new target for the country's currency, as the Swiss franc continues to tick lower against the euro.

Chinese banks to join new gold fix in March

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By Henry Sanderson
Financial Times, London
Monday, February 2, 2015

The replacement for the near-century old London gold fix will start in March, with the hope of attracting at least 11 members, including Chinese banks for the first time.

UK financial authorities are undertaking an assessment of financial benchmarks in the wake of a series of scandals, including the gold fix.

Koos Jansen: Thompson Reuters GFMS double-counts Shanghai gold trading

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2:43p ET Sunday, February 1, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bullion Star market analyst and GATA consultant Koos Jansen discloses today that the leading precious metals consultancy, Thompson Reuters GFMS, has doubled-counted gold trading on the Shanghai Gold Exchange. People pay big fees for the Thompson Reuters GFMS data, while Jansen's analysis remains free to all. What a world.