Newmont president to address October CMRE meeting in New York

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3:49p ET Friday, August 4, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The fall dinner meeting of the Committee for Monetary Research and Education, to be held in New York City on Thursday evening, October 19, will have some speakers of special interest to gold and silver investors. Among them:

-- Pierre Lassonde, president of Newmont Mining Corp.

-- Paul van Eeden, precious metals newsletter writer and international lecturer.

Barrick will keep hedging at least 9.5 million ounces

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11:30a ET Friday, August 4, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

On the basis of Barrick Gold's Thursday conference call with financial analysts, MineWeb's Dorothy Kosich reports that Barrick does not intend to close at least 9.5 million ounces of the 13 million ounces remaining on its hedge book. The MineWeb story also includes comments on Barrick's bid to acquire NovaGold. You can find it here:

Barrick cuts gold hedge by 7.7 million ounces with 13 million left

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Gold Bugs Look to Smaller Stocks;
While Barrick Seen as Good Bet,
Analysts See Better Gains
in Small- and Mid-Caps

By Shirley Won
The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Friday, August 4, 2006

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20060804.RBARRICK04/TPS...

Barrick Gold Corp.'s stock may appear to be gaining more lustre thanks to its takeover of Placer Dome Inc. and the elimination of Placer's hedge book, but analysts say the big gains are still to be had with the smaller gold miners.

Bank of Italy says switch to pounds doesn't anticipate dollar crash

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From Reuters
Thursday, August 3, 2006

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/060803/3/2nzjk.html

ROME -- The Bank of Italy said on Thursday that its action last year in slashing dollar reserves and switching heavily into the British pound was not motivated by any expectation of a slide in the dollar.

A senior BOI official denied a report in Britain's Telegraph newspaper that cited an Italian official saying the BOI had been acting in advance of an expected dollar fall linked to the end of the Federal Reserve's campaign of monetary tightening.

James Turk: Another good month

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11:30a ET Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

James Turk, founder of GoldMoney, editor of the Freemarket Gold & Money Report, and consultant to GATA, reflects on gold and silver in his new analysis, "Another Good Month," and concludes that silver is likely to outperform gold henceforth.

You can find Turk's analysis in the "Founder's Commentary" box at the top left of the GoldMoney home page here:

It's a wonderful life: John Embry is interviewed on ROB-TV

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Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

It's the wrong season -- too warm -- for television to be broadcasting "It's A Wonderful Life," but Report on Business Television in Canada today broadcast the summer equivalent: a "Market Call" interview by Jim O'Connell of Sprott Asset Management's chief investment strategist, John Embry.

Embry discussed manipulation of the gold market, predicted that the next move up in gold will be a big one, and reviewed the prospects for a large number of mining companies, including three GATA supporters -- Agnico-Eagle, ECU Silver, and North Atlantic Resources.

Amid huge trade deficit, new treasury secretary picks up 'strong dollar' mantra

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By Martin Crutsinger
Associated Press
Tuesday, August 1, 2006

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060801/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/paulson;_ylt=Al35z...

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson voiced support for a strong dollar on Tuesday and said America "must welcome competition, not run away from it" if the country wants to maintain a competitive advantage.

Amid huge trade deficit, new treasury secretary picks up 'strong dollar' mantra

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By Martin Crutsinger
Associated Press
Tuesday, August 1, 2006

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060801/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/paulson;_ylt=Al35z...

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson voiced support for a strong dollar on Tuesday and said America "must welcome competition, not run away from it" if the country wants to maintain a competitive advantage.

Greg Peel: Did U.S. Treasury manipulate the gold price down?

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Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Greg Peel of FN Arena News, an Australian Internet site,
cites GATA at length in his essay posted today, "Did
the U.S. Treasury Manipulate the Gold Price Down?"
You can find it here:

http://www.fnarena.com/index2.cfm?type=dsp_newsitem&n=C810C7B8-17A4-1130...

Or try this abbreviated link:

http://tinyurl.com/er5vw

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Peter Brimelow: Harry Schultz suspects market manipulation

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Schultz Suspects Market Manipulation;
Veteran Gold Bug Also Worries
About U.S. Recession in 2007

Peter Brimelow
CBSMarketWatch.com
Monday, July 31, 2006

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Story.aspx?guid=%7B88655570%2D6211...

NEW YORK -- A strong week for stocks, but the top-performing letter isn't buying.

The International Harry Schultz Letter's portfolio has gained up 94.9% over the past 12 months according to the Hulbert Financial Digest, vs. 9.8% for the dividend-reinvested Dow Jones Wilshire 5000.