Daily Dispatches

China''s foreign exchange reserve diversification may aim at oil too


By Bill Bonner
The Daily Reckoning
Monday, January 9, 2006


"Do you really think the end is nigh?"

We were on the phone with an Irish radio station this morning. We
explained our thoughts:

"You can never know when important trends will turn around, but

Peter Brimelow: Gold''s get-up-and-go


Gold to Sustain Bull Run in 2006,
Indian Commodity Exchange Says

From Crisil Marketwire
via Business Standard, Mumbai
Monday, January 9, 2006


INDORE, India -- Overseas spot gold prices are likely to stay

Indian commodities exchange touts gold, notes negative U.S. interest rates


1:18p ET Saturday, January 7, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's "Midas" commentary
for January 6 at LeMetropoleCafe.com, remarking
on the likelihood of a "commercial signal
failure" in gold, has been posted in the clear
at GoldSeek here:


Silver''s story is getting out, and another silver savings account


11:59a ET Saturday, January 7, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney founder James Turk, editor of the Freemarket
Gold & Money Report and consultant to GATA, has
written the case for investing in silver -- and thus the
case for GoldMoney's expansion into silver. As usual
Turk's analysis comes with some persuasive charts.

Turk finds that over the last six years silver has
slightly outperformed gold and that silver's biggest

James Turk: Silver''s potential for price appreciation is greater than gold''s


9:27p ET Friday, January 6, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

This is, as the legal jargon goes, neither an offer
to buy nor an offer to sell. It's just damned
interesting. ...

People now can buy silver through GoldMoney.com
just as they have been buying gold there.

GoldMoney founder and GATA consultant James
Turk advises:

"The silver our customers purchase is in allocated

Murphy''s ''Midas'' commentary posted at GoldSeek and GoldDrivers


12:20p ET Saturday, January 7, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Justice Litle has written a wonderful little essay
about silver for Daily Reckoning's "Rude Awakening"
department. In principle it won't tell you more than
you've heard from Ted Butler but it includes some
great anecdotes and is awfully entertaining. It's
called "Hi-Ho, Silver!" and you can find it here:

Ted Butler pounds the shorts, Barrick Gold and Apex Silver


Gold Heads for Weekly Gain
on Speculation Central Banks May Buy

By Tan Hwee Ann and Danielle Rossingh
Bloomberg News Service
Friday, January 6, 2006


Gold headed for a second consecutive weekly gain in London on
speculation that central banks, the biggest holders of the metal,

GoldMoney goes silver and BusinessWeek interviews its founder


By Peter Grandich
The Grandich Letter
Friday, January 6, 2006


I'm delighted to announce that Bill Murphy and Chris Powell of the
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee have agreed to be part of my
seminar in Vancouver on Saturday, January 21, on the eve of the
Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.

Time: 1:30 to 4 p.m. with registration at 1 p.m.

Place: Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings St. Vancouver, B.C.,

Gold gains on speculation that central banks could turn buyers


By Geoff Dyer and Andrew Balls
Financial Times, London
Thursday, January 5, 2006


China indicated on Thursday it could begin to diversify its rapidly
growing foreign exchange reserves away from the US dollar and
government bonds -- a potential shift with significant implications

GATA''s Murphy and Powell to speak at Grandich seminar in Vancouver Jan. 21


7:58p ET Friday, January 6, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Silver market analyst and GATA hero Ted Butler
has come out of retirement to write an essay
about the short positions of Barrick Gold and
Apex Silver. Butler says:

"I know Barrick denies it has manipulated the gold
market, but when they put the [short] position on
and caused millions of ounces of gold to be
dumped on the market, the price of gold dropped

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