Lawsuits target brokers' role in 'naked shorting' -- and there's Goldman Sachs!

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By Randall Smith
The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Wall Street's biggest securities firms face a pair of
civil-antitrust lawsuits over the role they play in
the practice of "naked short selling," which can drive
down the price of certain stocks.

Ted Butler: The silver shorts weren't able to cover

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10:26p ET Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Silver market analyst Ted Butler reports that the
recent collapse of the price of silver has actually
been a defeat for the major silver shorts because
they were not able to reduce their short positions.
Butler's new commentary, "Still Short," can be
found at GoldSeek's companion Internet site,

John Dizard: Every cloud for the stock market has a silver lining

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10:47a ET Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Financial Times columnist John Dizard today took
note of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence
Summers' academic study, "Gibson's Paradox and
the Gold Standard," a study that implies
government's interest in suppressing the gold
price. Dizard's column is dismissive of complaints

Don't rely on a single reserve currency, Chinese central banker says

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From Reuters
Tuesday, June 27, 2006

http://za.today.reuters.com/news/NewsArticle.aspx?
type=businessNews&storyID=2006-06-
27T063934Z_01_ALL723961_RTRIDST_0_OZABS-ECONOMY-CHINA-YUAN-
20060627.XML

BEIJING -- Countries should gradually rely less on the dollar for

John Crudele: Former Clinton aide confirmed rigging of stock market

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By John Crudele
New York Post
Tuesday, June 27, 2006

http://www.nypost.com/business/george_let_plunge_slip_business_john_crud...

George Stephanopoulos knows all about the Plunge Protection Team,
the secretive organization made up of Wall Street bankers and top
administration officials whose job it is to come to the rescue of a
faltering stock market.

Here's the bombshell statement that an obviously nervous

GATA chairman goes on ROB-TV Wednesday; meanwhile, watch Peter Grandich

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1:26a ET Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy will be interviewed for
about eight minutes on ROB-TV in Canada at 11:40
a.m. ET Wednesday. If you're in Canada, you'll be
able to watch it live. In Canada or out, you'll be
able to watch it for a week thereafter on the
ROB-TV Internet site archive. We'll send you the

USAToday study of gold quotes GATA supporters Centennial and Blanchard

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Beaten-up Dollar Unsettles Investors in USA and Abroad

By John Waggoner
USA Today, McLean, Virginia
Thursday, June 22, 2006

http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2006-06-22-dollar-cover-
usat_x.htm

Rob Goreham is more sensitive to the price of gold than most of us.
Goreham, who lives in Columbia, Calif., sells gold-mining supplies
and leads chartered gold-hunting outings in the old California gold

Reg Howe: Gold derivatives and Da Goldman Code

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9:29p ET Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold price-fixing litigator Reginald H. Howe, proprietor of GoldenSextant.com and consultant to GATA, has written "Gold Derivatives: Da Goldman Code," updating the central bank campaign against gold in light of the latest gold derivatives report of the Bank for International Settlements and the nomination of Goldman Sachs CEO Henry K. Paulson as U.S. treasury secretary.

Toronto Globe and Mail quotes GATA chairman in gold survey

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Recent Slide Fails to Squelch Gold Bugs

Yesterday's rally confirms their optimism
as geopolitical jitters stir safe-haven focus

Eric Sprott and Sasha Solunac: The central bank gambit

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Eric Sprott and Sasha Solunac of Sprott Asset Management in Toronto write that the great contest of the world financial system is between central banks, on one hand, and, on the other, markets striving to break free. The primary target of the central banks, Sprott and Solunac maintain, is gold.