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Shanghai Gold Exchange in talks to list products on CME

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From Reuters
Friday, June 26, 2015

SHANGHAI -- The Shanghai Gold Exchange is in talks to list its bullion products on CME Group's trading platform and launch yuan-denominated bullion contracts in Dubai, an exchange official said.

Incrementum's 'In Gold We Trust' report for 2015 -- valuation anomalies galore

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10:28p ET Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Liechtenstein-based asset management firm Incrementum partners Ronald-Peter Stoeferle and Mark J. Valek today published the firm's annual "In Gold We Trust" report, a magisterial review of gold's standing in the financial markets.

Alasdair Macleod: Managing trade deficits

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By Alasdair Macleod
GoldMoney.com, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Currency devaluation is seen by nearly every macro-economist to be the cure for trade deficits.

LBMA to start reporting OTC gold trade soon; exchange model seen costly

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By A. Ananthalakshmi
Reuters
Thursday, June 25, 2015

SHANGHAI -- The London Bullion Market Association could soon take steps to report trades of the over-the-counter gold market, but the prospect of higher costs makes an exchange-traded model unattractive to participants for now, its chief executive said.

China plans to launch yuan gold fix by end of this year

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By A. Ananthalakshmi
Reuters
Thursday, June 25, 2015

SHANGHAI -- China plans to launch a yuan-denominated gold fix by the end of 2015 via the Shanghai Gold Exchange in a move aimed at giving the world's biggest bullion producer and consumer more influence over pricing.

San Diegans shun chance to get $160 silver bar for $10

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4:32p ET Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Political provocateur Mark Dice today posted an amusing video demonstrating the financial ignorance of pedestrians outside a coin shop in San Diego, California, where he tried without success to sell a 10-ounce silver bar for $10, about $150 less than what the shop presumably would have purchased it for.

TF Metals Report: The silver short bubble

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3:45p ET Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The TF Metals Report's Turd Ferguson today marvels at the record open interest in silver futures on the New York Commodity Exchange, which, he argues, is a "short bubble" about to pop.

Another excuse for U.S. government to keep shorting gold futures

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Terror Group Supporters Reveal Photographs of Gold Coins on Social Media

From the Daily Mail, London
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ISIS supporters have been showing off the depraved jihadi group's latest propaganda ploy on social media -- the Islamic State's own currency.

Zero Hedge: Gold and silver slammed in mini-flash crash

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From Zero Hedge, New York
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fifteen minutes after GDP data was released -- showing Q1 was indeed as weak as expected and inventories suggesting Q2 will be just as weak -- someone decided it was an appropriate time to dump over half a billion dollars of notional gold on the futures market. ...

... For the remainder of the report:

New York Sun: The Bernanke ten-spot

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From the New York Sun
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Now he tells us. The former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, is claiming in a blog post that he's a huge fan of Alexander Hamilton.

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