Ted Butler: Maguire story at CFTC hearing made big difference

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3:25p ET Saturday, April 9, 2010

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

In his weekly interview with Eric King of King World News, silver market analyst Ted Butler reports that there continues to be strong physical demand for gold and silver and that, for the first time that he can recall, increased commercial shorting of the metals did not include an increase in shorting by the biggest short, JPMorgan Chase & Co. This, Butler says, could be a very bullish sign, and he wonders whether Morgan Chase's behavior has been altered by the recent hearing of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, at which GATA presented the complaint of London metals trader Andrew Maguire that Morgan Chase was manipulating the silver market. Butler says he believes that Maguire's disclosure has had a big effect.

Butler also urges people to write to the CFTC again in support of imposing position limits in metals futures trading:

http://www.gata.org/node/8517

The King World News interview with Butler is about nine minutes llong and you can listen to it here:

http://www.kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/Broadcast_Gold+/Entries/2010/...

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



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Prophecy Resource Corp. Appoints Rob McEwen to Advisory Board

Prophecy Resource Corp. (TSX.V: PCY, OTC: PCYRF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob McEwen to the company's Advisory Board. McEwen is a leading Canadian mining industry entrepreneur. He is the chairman and CEO of U.S. Gold Corp. and Minera Andes Inc. McEwen was the founder and former chairman and CEO of Goldcorp Inc., whose Red Lake Mine in northwestern Ontario, Canada, is considered to be the richest gold mine in the world. During his tenure at Goldcorp, McEwen transformed the company from a collection of small companies into a mining powerhouse, growing its market capitalization from $50 million to approximately $8 billion.

For Prophecy Resource Corp.'s complete statement:

http://www.prophecyresource.com/news_2010_mar11b.php


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Preliminary Feasibility Study Completed for Seabridge Gold's KSM Project

Study Reports Reserves of 30.2 Million Oz. Gold, 7 Billion Lbs. Copper,
133 Million Oz Silver, 210 Million Lbs. Molybdenum

Base Case Life of Mine Cash Operating Costs Estimated at $144/oz. Gold Produced
(Net of Base Metal Credits)

Toronto -- Seabridge Gold Inc. has announced results from a National Instrument 43-101 compliant preliminary feasibility study of its 100-percent owned KSM project in northern British Columbia, Canada. The study was prepared by Wardrop, a Tetra Tech company, a major international engineering and consulting firm.

Seabridge President and CEO Rudi Fronk says, "The study confirms that the KSM project now hosts the largest gold reserve in Canada and one of the largest in the world. KSM is projected to provide an extraordinary mine life of more than 35 years with estimated cash operating costs well below the current average of the major gold producers. Estimated capital costs are in line with those of comparable, large-scale, undeveloped gold-copper projects and KSM has the advantage of being located in a low-risk jurisdiction."

For the complete Seabridge Gold statement:

http://www.seabridgegold.net/readmore.php?newsid=283