GATA sympathizers in Alaska may organize

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1:15p ET Sunday, May 6, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Our friend James Cocallas in Anchorage, Alaska, is the latest to express his willingess to organize a local group of GATA sympathizers. Alaska is a big neighborhood, but then it seems to be full of people who can handle the geography. So if you're interested, you can reach Cocallas at jimak1@gci.net.

Doug Casey: GATA is right

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From Doug Casey's International Speculator
May 2007
(Available only by subscription)

http://www.caseyresearch.com/

Q: In several publications, I have read of suspected collusion among several foreign banks to control the price of gold. Would you address this in a future issue of International Speculator?

Hastened dehedging is surprise; and dishoarding may end soon

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1:50a ET Saturday, May 5, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Resource Investor's Jon A. Nones reports that dehedging by gold producers has not slowed down as some analysts expected. So Mitsui Global Precious Metals has increased its estimate of likely dehedging for 2007. You can find Nones' report at Resource Investor here:

http://www.resourceinvestor.com/pebble.asp?relid=31506

Tribute to Jim O'Connell shows that fearless journalism survives

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1:37a ET Saturday, May 5, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Faltering U.S. dollar poses dilemma for equity investors

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By Michael Mackenzie
Financial Times, London
Thursday, May 3, 2007

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/aa0df34c-f9a4-11db-9b6b-000b5df10621.html

NEW YORK -- Investors in US stocks have viewed the recent decline in the dollar as a green light to buy into large companies with international exposure.

Canadian financial TV journalist Jim O'Connell dies

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10:20a ET Friday, May 4, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Canada's Business News Network, formerly Report on Business Television, today announced the death of its and Canada's foremost financial journalist, Jim O'Connell, veteran host of the network's "Market Call" program.

Loan derivatives poised for explosive growth

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By Paul J. Davies
Financial Times, London
Thursday, May 3, 2007

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/bd5ce25a-f9a4-11db-9b6b-000b5df10621.html

The market for derivatives of the risky corporate loans that are generally used to fund private equity buy-out deals is beginning to enjoy improving trading volumes and many are predicting that the next 12 months will see explosive growth.

GATA gatherings in Melbourne, Botswana, and Vancouver

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9:38p ET Thursday, May 3, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA clubs are proliferating -- not as fast as fiat money but faster than you can get a straight answer from a central banker.

The next meeting of the GATA club in Melbourne, Australia, will be a fancy lunch at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, in a private upstairs room at the Pier Hotel in Port Melbourne

Asia will start its own currency pool so it can dump IMF

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Asia Likely to Draw on $2.7 Trillion
in Reserves to Safeguard Currencies

By Shamim Adam
Bloomberg News Service
Thursday, May 3, 2007

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601080&sid=aIKwOaFW43dk&refer=a...

Canada exhausts its gold reserves to make one big souvenir coin

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By Alexandre Deslongchamps
Bloomberg News Service
Thursday, May 3, 2007

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=aeCwEp0qT3P4&refer=c...

OTTAWA -- The Royal Canadian Mint today unveiled a gold coin that's as big as a car wheel and as thick as a hardcover novel, in a bid to help win business lost to global competitors.