Koos Jansen: Why are Chinese banks holding gold?

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3:20p ET Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Zero Hedge: Someone just dumped $5 billion in notional gold into the futures market

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From Zero Hedge
New York
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Gold futures are near the psychologically important $1,300 once again as someone decided that this morning was the perfect time to dump $4.7 billion in notional gold into the futures markets. ...

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Bond king Gross says Fed has 'mastered market manipulation'

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Where has he been all this time? And he doesn't know the half of it. But better late than never.

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By Jeff Cox
CNBC, New York
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Gold withdrawals from New York Fed are increasing

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8:30a Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Zero Hedge reports that foreign governments lately have hastened their withdrawal of gold held in custody at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The headline on Zero Hedge's report is "Gold Withdrawals from the NY Fed Accelerate, Hit 388 Tons Since 2014" and it's posted here:

Mike Kosares: Gold's strong summer may be harbinger of things to come

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By Michael J. Kosares
USAGold.com, Centennial, Colorado
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

We are now wrapping up one of the stronger summers in memory at USAGold and heading into the strongest time of year seasonally for gold and silver -- September through February.

Bron Suchecki: Dutch central bank hides gold bar list to conceal leasing

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10:40a ET Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bron Suchecki, formerly an executive at the Perth Mint and now vice president for operations at Monetary Metals LLC, speculates today that the Netherlands central bank has refused to make public a list of its gold reserve bars because changes in the list would indicate how much gold leasing the bank has been doing.

No one can ask why gold isn't keeping up with central bank balance sheets

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8:20p ET Tuesday, August 30, 3016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

A market note by two market analysts for Deutsche Bank, publicized Monday by a few news organizations, including Business Insider (see below), observed that gold's price ordinarily correlates with central bank balance sheets but that lately it has not been keeping up with the vast expansion of those balance sheets.

Resolute Mining to pay dividends in gold bullion

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By Tess Ingram
Australian Financial Review, Sydney
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Shareholders in Resolute Mining will have the option of collecting dividend payments in gold bullion, under a new policy believed to be the first of its kind in the world.

Central bankers get tired of gold as lower exports cut cash

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By Camilla Naschert and Eddie Van Der Walt
Bloomberg News
Monday, August 30, 2016

The biggest owners of gold are tiring of the metal.

Hugo Salinas Price: The night that is upon us and the dawn of a new era

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7p ET Monday, August 29, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: