Daily Dispatches

If currency markets don''t behave, we''ll rig them, Japan''s finance minister says


Anyone with access to enough money can
do this kind of thing every day to fleece
the smaller participants in the market.

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University of Illinois Study
Casts Shadow on Options Trading

By David Roeder
Chicago Sun-Times
Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Ted Butler: Changing course


By Steve James
Tuesday, November 1, 2005


NEW YORK -- A $9 billion deal that would create the world's largest
gold company could ignite a rush of takeovers, as smaller companies

Big trading firms manipulate options market, Illinois scholars conclude


6:03p ET Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Who says there's nothing on television tonight?

-- 8 p.m. ET, American Movie Classics: "Clear and
Present Danger." A former professional football
player and commodities trader tries to warn the
world about the massive rigging of financial
markets but is thought to have played and traded
too long without a helmet.

Barrick-Placer deal seen spurring a new gold rush


11:27p ET Monday, October 31, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

By popular demand, GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's
"Midas" commentary for today at LeMetropoleCafe.com
has been posted in the clear at GoldSeek.com here:


CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

A fabled coin set goes for the record price of $8.5 million


8p ET Sunday, October 30, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Last week The New York Times published several
long reports examining what it considers the high
social and environmental costs of gold mining.
If you haven't already seen them, you can find
them here:


Murphy''s ''Midas'' commentary for Oct. 31 posted in the clear at GoldSeek


7:57p ET Monday, October 31, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Reuters dispatch below seems to be the first news
service story that recognizes the importance of hedging
-- sales of borrowed gold -- in regard to Barrick Gold's
proposal to acquire Placer Dome. But the Reuters story
doesn't quite reach the insight about the proposal that
was offered tonight by GATA Chairman Bill Murphy in his

Is Barrick''s bid for Placer meant to turn another big hedge book ''evergreen''?


By Matthew Healey
The New York Times
Monday, October 31, 2005


As a child in the 1960s, Steven L. Contursi sorted through the
nickels and dimes he received on his paper route in the Bronx,
picking out those he needed for his collection and saving them in
inexpensive blue cardboard holders.

James Turk: The world''s most important gold chart


4:18p ET Sunday, October 30, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The silver coin legislation that the Reuters story
below says has passed the Mexican Senate is not,
GATA is told, the same version of the legislation
being advocated by Mexico's leading silver advocate,
Hugo Salinas-Price. But the story shows that the
silver coin issue is very much alive.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer

Mexico mulls silver lining against currency crash


"Arbitrage opportunities" indeed!

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Dubai Logs in to Gold Futures

Economic Times / The Times of India
Gurgaon, India
Friday, October 28, 2005


MUMBAI -- Trading in commodity derivatives will soon be a reality in
the Middle-East. Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) will go

The gold issue is a lot more complicated than The New York Times lets on


7:10p ET Sunday, October 30, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney founder James Turk, editor of the Freemarket
Gold & Money Report and consultant to GATA, reports
that gold seems to be breaking out against the last two
major currencies that had been maintaining their value,
the Australian and Canadian dollars. You can find Turk's
report, "The World's Most Important Gold Chart," in the

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