Computer problem exaggerated Dow's plunge

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By The Associated Press
via Yahoo News
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070227/wall_street_what_happened.html?.v=5

Market plunge doesn't scare gold advocates Grandich and Sinclair

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5:22p ET Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Our friend Peter Grandich of the The Grandich Letter this afternoon issued some urgent commentary about gold's place amid today's turmoil in world markets. Grandich writes of gold:

Blanchard research note: Why it's time to load up on gold

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By Neal R. Ryan
Vice President and Research Director
Blanchard Economic Research Unit
Blanchard & Co., New Orleans
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

http://www.blanchardonline.com/

There were serious losses today across the board in stocks and commodities.

What to do?

Ted Butler: A critical juncture

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2:45p ET Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Silver market analyst Ted Butler writes that the precious metals markets are at a point of high risk and potentially high reward. His new essay, "A Critical Juncture," can be found at GoldSeek's companion site, SilverSeek, here:

http://news.silverseek.com/TedButler/1172599648.php

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Malaysians increasingly see gold as money, not jewelry

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Bullish About Bullion

By Edward Rajendra
The Star, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/2/27/nation/16966428&sec...

KLANG, Malaysia -- Soaring gold prices have led to a new trend among buyers, who are now buying more bullion in the form of coins.

Postal Service plans inflation-proof stamp, like gold-backed dollars of old

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Postal Regulators Back 'Forever' Stamp

By Randolph E. Schmid
Associated Press
via Yahoo News
Monday, February 26, 2007

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070226/ap_on_bi_ge/postal_rates;_ylt=AtgEly...

WASHINGTON -- Say goodbye to those pesky 1- and 2-cent stamps that used to clutter up desks and purses every time the price of mailing a letter went up.

Goldman Sachs takes over New York Stock Exchange

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Another Goldman Joins NYSE, as President

By Aaron Lucchetti
The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Chavez decrees takeover of Venezuelan oil projects run by foreigners

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By Natalie Obiko Pearson
Associated Press
via Yahoo News
Monday, February 26, 2007

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070227/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/venezuela_oil_nati...

CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez ordered by decree on Monday the takeover of oil projects run by foreign oil companies in Venezuela's Orinoco River region.

Are central banks preparing to prop up stocks directly?

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Central Banks Seek Riskier Assets

By Chris Giles
Financial Times, London
Monday, February 26, 2007

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/b8d61278-c53e-11db-b110-000b5df10621.html

Gold council's ETF reaches $10 billion in assets

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State Street Global Markets LLC Press Release
via Business Wire
Monday, February 26, 2007

http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news...