Daily Dispatches

Dan Popescu: The calm before the storm in the gold market

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1:30p ET Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Writing for Goldbroker, market analyst Dan Popescu argues that despite the overwhelmingly negative publicity engulfing gold, currency war continues to rage and will work in gold's favor. Popescu's commentary is headlined "The Calm Before the Storm in the Gold Market" and it's posted at Goldbroker here:

Watch Sprott, Rule, and Embry discuss prospects for monetary metals

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1:22p ET Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

If you missed Sprott Asset Management's hour-long roundtable discussion of the prospects for the monetary metals the other day, you can still watch it on the Internet and hear the comments of CEO Eric Sprott, fund manager Rick Rule, and investment analyst John Embry. Just visit the Sprott Internet site here --

Rule gives KWN alternative arguments for resource investing

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11:40p ET Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Financial Times: Banks plan to write off derivatives when a counterparty fails

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Banks Rewrite Derivatives Rules to Cope with Future Crisis

By Tom Braithwaite and Tracy Alloway
Financial Times, London
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/aeb57e26-4e6d-11e4-bfda-00144feab7de.html

NEW YORK -- The world's biggest banks have agreed to tear up the rulebook on derivatives to make it easier to resolve a future failing institution like Lehman Brothers.

China is maneuvering to get its currency included in IMF's super-currency

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China Currency Push Takes Aim at Dollar

By David Marsh
USA Today, Tyson's Corner, Virginia
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/10/07/china-currency-p...

Gold initiative would hamper policy, Swiss government says

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Yes, guys, that's the point, in case you didn't notice.

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By Catherine Bosley
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-07/swiss-gold-initiative-would-ham...

China wants say in 'price discovery' in everything

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Time to Focus on Chinese Derivatives

By William Barkshire
Financial Times, London
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5514b5dc-4e02-11e4-adfe-00144feab7de.html

There have been many false dawns in the progress to open up China's participation in global capital markets.

Russia, South Africa in talks to support platinum price

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Why not? OPEC itself was formed in part to counter Western control of the currency markets, one cartel giving rise to a counter-cartel.

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By Yuliya Fedorinova and Andre Janse van Vuuren
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-07/russia-south-africa-seek-to-sup...

NYTimes: Big banks face another round of U.S. charges over currency market rigging

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By Ben Protess and Jessica Silver-Greenberg
The New York Times
Monday, October 6, 2014

The Justice Department is preparing a fresh round of attacks on the world's biggest banks, again questioning Wall Street's role in a broad array of financial markets.

More tape painting in gold by the central planners, Turk tells KWN

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12:16a ET Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Friday's smash of the gold futures price, GoldMoney founder and GATA consultant James Turk tells King World News, was another typical tape-painting operation by the central planners for short-term psychological purposes. An excerpt from the interview is posted at the KWN blog here:

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