Daily Dispatches

Join GATA at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference in January


From Tuoi Tre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
via VietNamBridge.net
Saturday, November 26, 2005


Over the last two weeks real estate agents have had few customers.
Doan Khac Thuat, director of Saigon real estate trading, explained
that the dramatic gold price increase has caused trading activities

Investor quandary: Buy gold or gold mining stocks?


M3 Mutterers Refuse to Give Thanks

By Peter Brimelow
Friday, November 25, 2005


NEW YORK -- The stock market reaches for multi-year highs -- but so
does gold. Is that a warning sign?

Peter Brimelow: M3 mutterers refuse to give thanks


4:53p ET Thursday, November 24, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

When Russian President Vladimir Putin this week attended a mineral
resources exhibition in the Russian Far East, endorsed the plan of
the Bank of Russia to double its gold reserves, and expressed
support for increasing his country's gold production, many assumed
that Russian gold purchases would come from domestic production and

Placer Dome CEO expects higher bid from Barrick


By Steve James
Friday, November 25, 2005


NEW YORK -- With the price of gold inching toward $500 an ounce for
the first time in 18 years, investors might be in a quandary: whether
to buy gold bullion or shares in gold mining companies.

He who sells what isn''t his''n buys it back or ... hides in Xi''an?


By Caroline Baum
Bloomberg News Service
Tuesday, November 22, 2005


A chill wind swept across Western Europe, rattling the remains of
long-dead Germans who carried memories of wheelbarrows full of
worthless deutsche marks to their graves.

Stateside, the conspiracy theorists seized on the new information as

If Russia is serious, it''s about to blow up the gold price suppression scheme


Russian Central Bank Could Increase Gold in Reserves

From RIA Novosti News Agency
Thursday, November 24, 2005


MOSCOW -- The Russian Central Bank could increase the share of gold
in the national gold and currency reserves, a senior bank official
said Thursday.

First Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Alexei Ulyukayev said the

Russian central bank will buy gold ''on all markets'' -- foreign and domestic


Beijing Adds to Copper Volatility

By Kevin Morrison
Financial Times, London
Thursday, November 24, 2005


Benchmark copper prices rose more than $100 on Thursday to within
sight of the record highs reached last week.

The gains came on rumours that China's State Reserve Bureau still

Placer Dome board rejects Barrick offer, reviews alternatives


10:09p ET Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's "Midas" commentary for
today at LeMetropoleCafe.com presents the evidence
that Russia has been paying close attention to and
acting on what GATA has been saying. You can find
Murphy's commentary at GoldSeek here:


Resource Investor quotes GoldMoney''s Turk on opening of Dubai exchange


Is this the only government that intervenes
in markets to control strategic commodities?

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Copper Auctions Aim to Bring Down Prices

By Zheng Lifei
China Daily, Beijing
Saturday, November 24, 2005


After two auctions in eight days, China plans to sell another 20,000

Caroline Baum: Europeans, conspiracy theorists lead M3 mourners


What's the Fed Up To?

By John Crudele
New York Post
Tuesday, November 22, 2005


The Federal Reserve couldn't have handed conspiracy buffs a better

While Congress is still deciding whether Ben Bernanke, the Princeton
economist with the big mouth, is worthy of succeeding Alan
Greenspan, the Fed announced that it would discontinue publishing

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