Ronan Manly: Russian central bank's gold buying now may extend to international markets

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11:15a ET Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

History will vindicate GATA -- if only when its founders are long gone

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I am against bigness and greatness in all their forms, and with the invisible molecular moral forces that work from individual to individual, stealing in through the crannies of the world like so many soft rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, and yet rending the hardest monuments of man's pride, if you give them time.

The thousand-dollar bill that could be worth $3 million

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Today the silver that backed this note would be worth 50 percent more than the note's face value.

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By James Tarmy
Bloomberg News
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Interest rate futures say Fed is all but done with hikes

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From Reuters
Monday, December 24, 2018

The Federal Reserve is finished raising U.S. interest rates.

That is the message emerging from the interest rate futures market as Monday's full-blown flight from risk assets drove traders to price out nearly any prospect of further rate increases from the Fed, which raised rates again only last week.

Treasury secretary summons 'Plunge Protection Team' as markets tumble

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By Jason Lange
Reuters
Sunday, December 23, 2018

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trumps Treasury secretary called top U.S. bankers on Sunday amid an ongoing rout on Wall Street and made plans to convene a group of officials known as the "Plunge Protection Team."

London's streets are no longer paved with gold as miners struggle

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By Thomas Biesheuvel
Bloomberg News
Sunday, December 23, 2018

Reports that AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. is considering a London listing provide some festive cheer to a city that's lost its way as a home for gold miners.

New York Sun: Trump should take on the Fed

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From The New York Sun
Sunday, December 23, 2018

Should the chairman of the Federal Reserve take a lesson from Secretary of Defense Mattis?

Morgan trader's confession, CFTC's stonewalling reviewed by GATA secretary

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10:21a Sunday, December 23, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Interviewed Friday by Chris Marcus of Arcadia Economics (https://arcadiaeconomics.com), your secretary/treasurer discussed recent developments in gold and silver market rigging by the U.S. government, its agents, and others. Among them:

Treasury secretary denies Trump is considering firing Fed chairman

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By Jennifer Epstein, Erik Wasson, Billy House, and Elizabeth Dexheimer
Bloomberg News
Saturday, December 22, 2018

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin issued an emphatic statement saying President Donald Trump denied he had suggested firing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and declaring the president doesn't believe he has legal authority to dismiss the central bank chief.

Trump muses about firing Fed chairman, sources tell Bloomberg

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By Jennifer Jacobs, Saleha Mohsin, and Margaret Talev
Bloomberg News
Friday, December 21, 2018

President Donald Trump has discussed firing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell as his frustration with the central bank chief intensified following this week's interest-rate hike and months of stock-market losses, according to four people familiar with the matter.