Ron Struthers: New commodities index is a lie

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8:50p ET Monday, January 29, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Ron Struthers, editor of Struthers' Resource Stock Report, reports that the new Reuters/CRB commodities price index, introduced in July 2005, shows a plunge in commodity prices even as a calculation of the index according to its former parameters shows a steady increase continuing. The new index, Struthers writes, "has only one purpose and that is to mislead the investment community. It is simply another tool in the Fed/government's chest for the management of economic data."

You can find Struthers' report and some great charts here:

http://www.playstocks.net/RSUV13_2.1Jan232007CRB.asp

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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