Indian government ponders ending hostility to gold


New Gold Policy Likely Soon; Looking at All Aspects of Yellow Metal, Commerce Minister Says

From the Press Trust of India
via, Mumbai
Thursday, December 27, 2018

What states are doing to offer more currency competition


By J.P. Cortez
Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama
Saturday, December 29, 2018

The destruction of sound money over the past century stems from actions at the federal level, but there are steps states can take -- and even have already taken -- to move toward real, sound, constitutional money.

Clint Siegner: Fake markets and the return of the Plunge Protection Team


By Clint Siegner
Money Metals News Service, Eagle, Idaho
Monday, December 31, 2018

It's amazing what passes as a market these days.

Gold will rise as stock market bubble is pricked, Sprott says


10:40a ET Sunday, December 30, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Ed Steer's Gold and Silver Digest letter for Saturday posted at GoldSeek


10:12a ET Sunday, December 30, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA board member Ed Steer's Gold and Silver Digest letter for Saturday is posted in the clear at GoldSeek here:

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.


Deutsche Bank is strong, has no need for state aid or merger, chairman says


From Reuters
Sunday, December 30, 2018

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Deutsche Bank is strong and its turnaround strategy is bearing fruit, Chairman Paul Achleitner said, ruling out the need for state aid and playing down speculation that the lossmaking German bank should merge.

U.S. dollar's share of currency reserves nears 5-year low, IMF says


By Richard Leong
Friday, December 28, 2018

The U.S. dollar's share of currency reserves reported to the International Monetary Fund fell in the third quarter to a near five-year low, while the euro’s share of reserves grew to its largest in almost four years, data released today showed.

Fund managers puzzled by market action that financial news organizations won't investigate


Why not ask the Fed and Treasury to identify the markets they are secretly trading in, and the CFTC if it regulates government trading or looks the other way?

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'Completely Bizarre' Stock Moves Leave Traders Scratching Heads

By Abhishek Vishnoi, Min Jeong Lee, and Matthew Burgess
Bloomberg News
Friday, December 28, 2018

Gartman calls GATA 'always' bullish on gold but mining industry disagrees


2:55p ET Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Thanks to GATA's old friend, gold market analyst John Brimelow, publisher of the Brimelow Gold Jottings letter, for calling attention to Dennis Gartman's comments about GATA in today's edition of The Gartman Letter:

Russia would like to mine Venezuela's gold


Russian Companies Get Green Light to Mine Gold in Venezuela

From Russia Today, Moscow
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Venezuelan authorities have offered to let Russian companies take part in gold exploration and gold mining in the country, according to the Russian ambassador to Venezuela, Vladimir Zaemsky.