Daily Dispatches

Bron Suchecki: LBMA silver 'price' -- a perfect storm of stupidity

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9:30a ET Saturday, January 30, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Yen slides after Bank of Japan stuns markets with negative rates

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By Anirban Nag
Reuters
Friday, January 29, 2016

The yen was on track for its biggest daily fall against the dollar in over a year on Friday after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by joining a handful of major central banks in adopting negative interest rates.

Jeffrey P. Snider: F(r)actions of gold

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11:50p ET Thursday, January 28, 2016

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Ted Butler: Troubling turnover in silver

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8:09p ET Thursday, January 28, 2016

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Research revives manipulation debate, suggests gold and silver collusion

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From Kitco News
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Researchers from three universities are re-opening the manipulation debate with their study, which suggests gold and silver prices are more likely to be meddled with on options expiry dates.

The research paper, released last Sunday on the Social Science Research Network --

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2721250

Ronan Manly: The gold vaults of London: Malca-Amit

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11:56a ET Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Ever sleuthing, gold researcher Ronan Manly has located and examined another major London-area bullion vault. His report is headlined "The Gold Vaults of London: Malca-Amit," and it's posted at Bullion Star here:

https://www.bullionstar.com/blogs/ronan-manly/gold-vaults-london-malca-a...

Alasdair Macleod: Surprises in store

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By Alasdair Macleod
GoldMoney.com, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Thursday, January 28, 2016

From the peaks of last year stock indices in the major markets have fallen 10-20%, give or take. On their own, these falls could be read as healthy corrections in an ongoing bull market, and doubtless there are investors hanging on to their investments in the hope that this is true.

TF Metals Report: The LBMA strikes back

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11:08a ET Thursday, January 28, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The TF Metals Report's Turd Ferguson writes today that the London Bullion Market Association seems to be trying to subvert an incipient physical gold and silver exchange. The report is headlined "The LBMA Strikes Back" and it's posted here:

http://www.tfmetalsreport.com/blog/7407/lbma-strikes-back

'Anti-arb compliance' sinks London silver 'fix' 6%, spot rallies straight back

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From BullionVault.com, London
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Silver prices sank almost 80 cents at Thursday lunchtime's London benchmarking, hitting the lowest level in seven years, while gold prices and Comex silver futures contracts held almost unchanged near multi-month highs, thanks to what some traders called the unintended consequences of regulatory compliance by banks and brokerages.

China's central bank may buy 215 tons of gold this year, Barclays forecasts

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By Ranjeetha Pakiam
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

China will press on with gold purchases this year and the central bank will probably scoop up more than 200 metric tons as the country seeks to diversify its reserves, according to an estimate from Barclays Plc.

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