Gold fund manager Ben Davies praises GATA in King World News interview

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12:52a ET Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Interviewed Friday by Eric King of King World News, Hinde Capital CEO Ben Davies credited GATA for "a fantastic job" alerting gold fund managers like himself to the necessity of buying real metal rather than paper claims to it like exchange-traded funds. GATA, Davies remarked, consists of "extremely courageous individuals" who have been "maligned and ridiculed" and possibly even "terrorized by certain institutions." (He seems to have been thinking of investment houses, central banks, and intelligence organizations rather than the usual collection agencies.) Davies also speculated on the prospects for the U.S. dollar and the ability of Russia and other resource-rich countries to create a gold-backed reserve currency that might quickly replace the dollar, an idea perhaps first expressed recently by James G. Rickards of the Omnis consulting firm. (See http://www.gata.org/node/8787.) You can listen to the interview with Davies at the King World News Internet site here:

http://www.kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/Broadcast/Entries/2010/7/10_B...

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



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