Daily Dispatches

Rob Kirby: Shell game revealed?

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7:45p ET Monday, August 24, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bundesbank confirms Germany's gold is in play

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11:10a ET Monday, August 24, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, today confirmed that much of its gold is held outside the country at "trading centers" where the bank conducts "its gold activities."

Looks like CFTC's aim is to suppress commodity prices

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Small Investors Face Big Hit in ETF Push

By Brian Baskin
The Wall Street Journal
Saturday, August 22, 2009

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125089891247450703.html

U.S. regulators have begun targeting the big-time speculators suspected of artificially inflating prices for oil, natural gas, and gold. Turns out some of the big guys happen to be small fry.

Barry Sergeant: The illusion of gold mining profits

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8:30a ET Monday, August 24, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

MineWeb's Barry Sergeant today reports in detail how rising gold prices have not yet resulted in much profit for mining companies. His report is headlined "The Illusion of Gold Mining Profits" and you can find it at MineWeb here:

http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/view/mineweb/en/page33?oid=87873&sn=Detai...

CMRE fall dinner meeting to hear Vieira, Tice, Williams

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3:57p ET Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The fall dinner meeting of the Committee for Monetary Research and Education will be held in New York on Thursday, October 15, and will feature some speakers of special interest to GATA supporters, including:

Adrian Douglas: 'Cash cost' hides unprofitability of gold mining

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By Adrian Douglas
Sunday, August 23, 2009

There seems to be some confusion about the costs of mining gold.

Adrian Douglas: Don't ease up yet on MorganChase, CFTC

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By Adrian Douglas
Saturday, August 22, 2009

I have a couple of issues with Ted Butler's comments in his interview this week with Eric King of King World News (http://www.gata.org/node/7705).

First, I greatly admire Butler's analytical work in silver, which is well-researched and meticulous. I disagree with his opinions expressed in that interview.

GATA presses Fed to give up its golden secrets

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12:01a ET Saturday, August 22, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Yesterday GATA's Washington-area law firm, William J. Olson P.C. of Vienna, Virginia -- http://www.lawandfreedom.com/ -- filed with the Federal Reserve Board an administrative appeal of the Fed's most recent refusal to grant us access to the agency's records involving the U.S. gold reserve.

Gold mining may not be profitable even near $1,000 per ounce

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11:15p ET Friday, August 21, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

A friend, D.T.B., writes:

MorganChase has probably hedged its silver shorts, Butler says

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10:45p ET Friday, August 21, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

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