Daily Dispatches

Leave hedge funds alone, Fed chief says

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All market riggers will be delighted.

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Bernanke: Current Hedge Fund System OK

By Martin Crutsinger
Associated Press
Wednesday, April 11, 2007

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070411/ap_on_bi_ge/bernanke_hedge_funds;_yl...

Mike Swanson: A triple buy signal in gold stocks

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9:10p ET Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Mike Swanson, editor of the Wall Street Window letter, offers some lovely bedtime reading for gold and silver investors -- a bunch of charts and indicators on the verge of giving what he calls a "triple buy signal" for the precious metals, the tripping of which apparently launches a one-way trip to the moon.

U.S., Europe may be happy with dollar's new decline

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Paulson and Trichet Mum
As Falling Dollar Gives Help

By Matthew Benjamin and Simon Kennedy
Bloomberg News Service
Tuesday, April 10, 2007

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=ab4j1z8k4ICI

The dollar's slide may be coming at the right time for U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet.

U.S.-China trade tensions undermine dollar

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U.S.-China Trade Tensions Undermine Dollar

By Neil Dennis
Financial Times, London
Tuesday, April 10, 2007

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/5017c514-e74f-11db-8098-000b5df10621.html

The dollar fell sharply Tuesday as trade tensions between the US and China intensified. The fall reversed the gains prompted by Friday’s stronger-than-expected non-farm payrolls data.

Even world debt is getting out of the dollar

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Foreign Bonds to Top
Dollar Denomination
in 2007, Lehman Says

By Bryan Keogh
Bloomberg News Service
Monday, April 9, 2007

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aUZTaoFd5x6g

James Turk: Can we trust the silver ETF?

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11:15p ET Monday, April 9, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Dollars may come home from Mideast to buy Dow Chemical

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From Reuters
Sunday, April 8, 2007

http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSLAU86960620070408

LONDON -- A consortium of Middle Eastern investors and American buyout firms is preparing a $50 billion approach for Dow Chemical Co. in what could be the world's biggest-ever leveraged buyout, a newspaper said on Sunday.

Is Barrick trying to depress NovaGold's price before new bid?

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12:40p ET Saturday, April 7, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The headline on GATA's dispatch last Thursday, "NovaGold Beats Barrick" -- http://www.gata.org/node/4968 -- may have been premature.

Grandich Letter supports GATA as it surveys markets, miners

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12:15p ET Saturday, April 7, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The latest edition of market analyst Peter Grandich's letter expresses support for GATA as it surveys conditions in the markets and examines the prospects for some mining companies. You can find it here:

http://www.grandich.com/docs/alert_04-07-07.pdf

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

A bargain for those who'd suppress gold

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Barrick CEO Got Big Boost
in Compensation in 2006

By Andy Hoffman
The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Friday, March 30, 2007

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070330.RTICKER30-3/TP...

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