Daily Dispatches

James Turk bids goodbye to M3 and the Fear Index


By Rebecca Bream
Financial Times, London
Sunday, April 2, 2006

Bobby Godsell, chief executive of AngloGold Ashanti, predicted that
worldwide gold production would stagnate, then fall in the coming
years as large deposits of the precious metal become scarce.

He said this would support the rally in the gold price, which last
week hit a 25-year high of $588 per ounce.

The South African company, the world's third biggest gold producer,

Gold to become scarcer still, AngloGold Ashanti''s Godsell warns


11:26a ET Sunday, April 2, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

James Turk, founder of GoldMoney, editor of the
Freemarket Gold & Money Report, and consultant
to GATA, reports more bull-market confirmations
for gold and silver. You can read his analysis
in the "Founder's Commentary" box at the top
left of the GoldMoney home page here:


James Turk: More bull-market confirmations for gold and silver


From Islamic Republic News Agency
Friday, March 31, 2006


TEHRAN -- An informed source in Central Bank of Iran on Friday
denied the news published in a Swiss daily on withdrawal of 250 tons
of Iran's gold reserves from that country's Credit Bank.

The Central Bank official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told

Iran denies withdrawing gold from Switzerland


5:29p ET Friday, March 31, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Peter Grandich's investment letter for today is headlined
"Take No Prisoners" and, perhaps in that spirit, has
some imaginative things to say about GATA Chairman Bill
Murphy, as well as some quite sober things to say about
the precious metals and mining stocks. You can find the
Grandich Letter at GoldSeek here:


Grandich Letter: Take no prisoners


By Steve Whitehouse
AFX News
March 31, 2006


FRANKFURT -- The European Central Bank said it has sold 57 tons of
gold as part of the 2004 central bank gold sales agreement.

But it said it does not plan any further gold sales in the next six

No more European Central Bank gold sales for six months


10:10p ET Thursday, March 30, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Silver market analyst Ted Butler is surprised but not
disappointed that the exchange-traded fund for silver
has been approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission. His new commentary is headlined "Signed,
Sealed, Delivered?" and you can find it at GoldSeek's
companion site, SilverSeek, here:


The strong-dollar policy turns up again


Chief of Staff Is Expected
to Shake Up 2 Key Teams

By Elisabeth Bumiller
The New York Times
Thursday, March 30, 2006


WASHINGTON, March 29 -- Joshua B. Bolten, the incoming White House
chief of staff, is expected to press President Bush to assemble new

Ted Butler: Signed, sealed, delivered?


By Alison Guerriere Ciaccio
Dow Jones Newswires
Friday, March 31, 2006


NEW YORK -- The World Gold Trust Services has its sights set on Asia
and the Middle East for the next roll-out of its highly successful
gold exchange-traded fund after gaining large market share in the
U.S. since the streetTRACKS Gold Shares ETF was launched in November

Turk has his gold-silver chart; GATA has Dick Powell singing about it


Prestowitz Urges Koizumi
To Call for 'Plaza Accord II' at G-8

From Kyodo News Agency
Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi should take the lead at a
Group of Eight meeting in calling for a "Plaza Accord II," former
U.S. trade negotiator Clyde Prestowitz said Tuesday.

President''s new chief of staff wants Goldman Sachs CEO as Treasury secretary


By Eckart Woertz
The Daily Star, Beirut
Thursday, March 30, 2006


The prospect of selling oil for inflated dollars should send Middle
Eastern central banks to the logical hedge commodity: gold

There is no doubt that gold is regaining its luster as an asset

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