Daily Dispatches

TF Metals Report's Craig Hemke: No, gold futures really don't have 'ample' gold backing

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1:54p ET Thursday, April 2, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bloomberg News yesterday parroted assurances by bankers that there is plenty of gold to back gold futures contracts. The story was headlined "There's Ample Gold to Go Around in Futures Markets After All":

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/there-s-enough-gold-t...

Miners are back, so follow them with The Calandra Report and help GATA

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1:23p ET Thursday, April 2, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Now that the monetary metals industry is suddenly back in business after a couple of weeks in which the metals were smashed in the futures markets to prepare the way for distribution of infinite money, financial letter writer Thom Calandra is renewing his generous offer to GATA supporters.

Jan Nieuwenhuijs: Germans hold gold in anticipation of currency changes

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12:50p ET Thursday, April 2, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Fund manager Gundlach sounds alarm on 'paper gold' ETFs

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By Katherine Greifeld and John Gittelsohn
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Jeffrey Gundlach has a warning for investors piling into gold-backed ETFs: Don't think you'll get the physical metal back.

Gold dealers report big shortages of coins and smaller bars

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By Elena Mazneva
Bloomberg News
Thursday, April 2, 2020

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-02/want-a-gold-bar-under...

When people are worried about the future they turn to gold to protect their savings. That's rarely been more true than today.

Perth Mint sold out of gold kilobars

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Australia's Largest Mint Sees Surge in Gold, Silver Sales

By Ranjeetha Pakiam
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Perth Mint, Australia's largest, reported a jump in gold and silver sales last month as demand for havens surged amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Pam and Russ Martens: Wall Street cut 68,000 jobs and got trillions in emergency loans prior to epidemic

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By Pam and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

On March 26 Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell went on the Today show to deliver one message: "There is nothing fundamentally wrong with our economy." Recently U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has appeared on the White House lawn to tell reporters that this is nothing like the last financial crisis.

The King Report: Some mysterious entity wants gold lower for month-end

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From The King Report
Burr Ridge, Illinois
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

https://mramseyking.com/king-report

Top gold market freezes as Chinese shoppers stay away

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By Annie Lee and Jinshan Hong
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has frozen the Chinese gold market, torpedoing demand at a time when investors elsewhere in the world are clamoring for the safety of bullion.

Fidelity shuts three Treasury funds to new investors

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By Joe Rennison and Colby Smith
Financial Times, London
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Fidelity said it would stop accepting new money into three money market funds that invest in U.S. Treasuries, as it sought to protect current investors from the dramatic decline in interest rates since the outbreak of coronavirus.

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