China's holdings of U.S. Treasuries rise to a 5-month high

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By Brendan Murray
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

China's holdings of Treasuries rose to a five-month high in March, underscoring the allure of U.S. government debt even amid trade tensions between the world's two largest economies.

Craig Hemke at Sprott Money: The gold spec washout begins

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2:34p ET Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Craig Hemke of the TF Metals Report, writing today for Sprott Money, says today's dip in the gold price is a "washout" of speculators by the bullion banks, a predictable development in the long cycle of market manipulation.

According to Hemke, it is also a "fakeout," and he asks gold investors: "Are you prepared?"

Jim Rickards provides the best summary of gold price manipulation

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9:17p ET Monday, May 14, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In his latest book, "The New Case for Gold," fund manager, geopolitical analyst, and financial letter writer James G. Rickards may have summarized the international gold price suppression scheme better than anyone, including GATA itself.

New struggle for Petropavlovsk could restore former executives

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A Crypto Tycoon, Banking Heir and the Mysterious Fight for Gold

By Thomas Biesheuvel
Bloomberg News
Monday, May 14, 2018

The battle for some of Russia's richest gold mines has an unusual cast of characters: the scion of one of Europe’s great banking families, a Kazakh tycoon with his own cryptocurrency, hedge fund D.E. Shaw, and mystery shareholders.

U.S. retreat from trade deals poses new threat to the dollar

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By Chelsey Dulaney and Joshua Zumbrun
The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Trade friction is emerging as the latest threat to the U.S. dollar's position at the heart of the global financial system.

GATA board member Steer interviewed about commodity price suppression

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9:07a ET Friday, May 11, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

At Resource Clips, Greg Klein interviews GATA Board of Directors member and newsletter writer Ed Steer about monetary metals and commodity price suppression by major investment banks.

Putin says he wants to break with the dollar but dumps euros instead

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By Anna Andrianova
Bloomberg News
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Squeezed by ever-expanding U.S. sanctions, Vladimir Putin says he wants to dump the dollar. His central bank has been doing just the opposite.

Iran's gold demand set to spurt before Trump sanctions bite

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By Claudia Carpenter
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Iran's gold demand will probably be "strong" for the next few months and then gradually decline as U.S. sanctions start to take effect, according to the researcher who covers the country for Metals Focus Ltd.

Dollar-plagued world now has another currency to worry about

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By Sid Verma
Bloomberg News
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Winds of change in currency markets threaten to blow global investment trends further off course -- but from the East as much as the West.

Robert Lambourne: BIS gold derivatives down in March, back up in April

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By Robert Lambourne
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Bank for International Settlements has just published, on the same day, its monthly statement of account for March 2018 as well as its monthly statement for April 2018:

https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc180331.pdf

https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc180430.pdf