Daily Dispatches

Bloomberg''s weekly gold market survey quotes GATA consultant Turk


Gold May Rise on China Purchases,
Investor Demand, Survey Shows

By Claudia Carpenter
Bloomberg News Service
Monday, March 6, 2006


Gold may rise for a third straight week and approach a 25-year high
on speculation investors in China will increase purchases, a

China says it won''t cut dollar holdings -- but will it stop adding to them?


From Reuters
Saturday, March 4, 2006


BEIJING -- China will not reduce its holdings of dollar-denominated
assets in its foreign exchange reserves, central bank chief Zhou
Xiaochuan said on Sunday.

Happy birthday, John Embry, and thanks for everything


1:10a ET Saturday, March 4, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Friday night's party in Toronto for Sprott Asset Management's
chief investment strategist, John Embry, was supposed to
honor him upon his 65th birthday for his long career in the
investment business. But he used it to salute the Gold
Anti-Trust Action Committee and those of its principals who
were on hand and to remark that his work with GATA has

Market is prospecting for more gold mergers


By Rachelle Younglai
Saturday, March 4, 2006


TORONTO -- Glamis Gold Ltd.'s recent bid for Western Silver is just
one more sign that the Canadian gold industry is consolidating and

Chinese economist urges purchase of physical gold for safety


China Keen to Set Up First Gold Investment Fund

From Reuters
Friday, March 3, 2006


SHENZHEN, China -- China is keen to set up its first gold fund to
meet increasing demand from Chinese investors, but industry sources
and analysts say that may take several years as the industry is

Resource Investor quotes Hommel and Morgan on spike in silver price


12:35a ET Friday, March 3, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Resource Investor has some quick analysis of Thursday's
spike upward in the price of silver. It quotes two of GATA's
good friends, silver market analysts Jason Hommel and
David Morgan. You can find it here:


Tocom joins Comex in concealing identities of market riggers


Tokyo Commodity Exchange to offer investors greater anonymity

From Reuters
via Business Times, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Saturday, March 4, 2006


TOKYO, March 3 -- The Tokyo Commodity Exchange (Tocom) hopes to
attract more foreigners and a wider range of investors, including

Gartman ''couldn''t care less'' if gold price is manipulated


Gold Bugs vs. Gartman

By John Partridge
Globe and Mail, Toronto
Wednesday evening, March 1, 2006


They agreed that the price of gold will continue to rise.

But as for how far, how fast and why, forget it.

ROB-TV''s ''great gold debate'' yields only support for gold


11:25p ET Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Canada's ROB-TV billed it as "the great gold debate,"
and it WAS fascinating, but Dennis Gartman of The
Gartman Letter didn't seem to want to engage in much
disputation today with gold partisans John Embry of
Sprott Asset Management and the debate's surprise
guest, GATA Chairman Bill Murphy. Indeed, Gartman
cordially agreed with Embry and Murphy more than he

Coming soon, a backup bank for the Treasury market


5:07p ET Monday, February 27, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Report on Business Television in Canada will broadcast
something of a debate between Sprott Asset
Management's chief investment strategist, John Embry,
and Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter on "Market
Call with Jim O'Connell" at 12:30p ET this Wednesday,
March 1.

Embry maintains that Western central banks have been

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