Daily Dispatches

Germany joins call for ban on speculation in oil

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By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Monday, May 26, 2008

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/05/26/cnoil1...

German leaders are to propose a worldwide ban on oil trading by speculators, blaming the latest spike in crude prices on manipulation by hedge funds.

'Virtual hoarding' by investors is monetizing oil

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Slick Investors Strike Riches as They Cash in on Peak Oil

By Louise Armitstead
The Telegraph, London
Sunday, May 25, 2008

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/05/25/cnoil1...

Retail investors have joined a raft of hedge funds and pension funds in making millions of pounds by cashing in on the oil crisis.

Collectors angered as U.S. rations 'silver eagles'

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Losing a Mint:
Curb on Coin Sales
Angers Collectors

U.S. Begins Rationing
Popular 'Silver Eagles';
How $1 Fetches $19

By Ianthe Jeanne Dugan
The Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 23, 2008

The government rationed food during World War II and gasoline in the 1970s. Now it's imposing quotas on another precious commodity: 2008 dollar coins known as silver eagles.

Ed Steer: Write to the CFTC's inspector general

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10:30p ET Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

I have read Ted Butler's rebuttal to the report of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission that claims that the silver market is not manipulated and that the concentrated short position of the "eight or less" traders in the commercial category of the commitment of traders report means nothing.

David Morgan: Silver price manipulation

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10:15p ET Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

GATA appeals Fed's denial of access to gold records

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3p ET Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

James Turk: Gold is the ultimate inflation and catastrophe hedge

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2:33p ET Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney founder, Freemarket Gold & Money Report editor, and GATA consultant James Turk, has just given The Gold Report a comprehensive interview about investing in gold, silver, and mining shares. It's headlined "Gold -- the Ultimate Inflation and Catastrophe Hedge," and you can find it here:

Nadler sees intervention again, just not in his own markets

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1p ET Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In his commentary today Kitco's precious metals market analyst Jon Nadler remarks again, as he did on April 7 (http://www.kitco.com/ind/nadler/apr072008A.html), about the possibility of government intervention in markets, this time the oil market.

CFR official: Gold is the world currency of the future

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12:10p ET Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Yeah, right! Moody's blames computer error for A ratings on junk

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Moody's Error Gave Top Rating to Debt Products

By Sam Jones, Gillian Tett, and Paul J. Davies
Financial Times, London
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0c82561a-2697-11dd-9c95-000077b07658.html

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