Daily Dispatches

John Embry: U.S. calls tune as gold, silver plunge

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12:05p ET Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Sprott Asset Management's John Embry writes in detail about the gold price suppression scheme in his latest essay for Investor's Digest of Canada. It's headlined "U.S. Calls the Tune as Gold, Silver Plunge" and you can find it in PDF format at the Sprott Internet site here:

Ing, Browne see gold devaluing dollar and easing debt

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12:03a ET Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Two excellent commentaries posted in the last few hours anticipate a devaluation of the U.S. dollar against gold.

Elizabeth MacDonald: Auto bailout saves Wall Street too

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By Elizabeth MacDonald
Fox Business News, New York
Friday, December 19, 2008

http://emac.blogs.foxbusiness.com/2008/12/19/auto-bailout-saves-wall-str...

The White House today put forth a plan to loan the automakers a total of $17.4 billion, after a bruising debate in Congress and Detroit.

Join GATA at the Vancouver conference Jan. 25-26

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10:11p ET Friday, December 12, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Thom Calandra: The only good money left is precious

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8:09p ET Friday, December 19, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Thom Calandra's column tonight at Stockhouse examines backwardation in gold and silver, cites GATA, and speculates that the precious metals are becoming the last good money. Calandra's column is headlined "Only Good Money Left Is Precious" and you can find it at Stockhouse here:

GATA Chairman Murphy reports on meeting with CFTC

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By Bill Murphy, Chairman
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
Thursday, December 18, 2008

About 45 minutes before I was to leave for my meeting with Commissioner Bart Chilton of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, this news hit the tape:

"Obama to appoint Gary Gensler to lead Commodities Futures Trading Commission -- AP."

Richard Benson: U.S. govt. may grab your gold if you're not careful

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4:45p ET Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Antal Fekete: Backward thinking on backwardation

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4:30p ET Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: Battling debt and deflation, Fed damned either way

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By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Thursday, December 18, 2008

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/383410...

Fed loans are guided by raters who touted subprime debt

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By Alison Fitzgerald
Bloomberg News
Thursday, December 18, 2008

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=af32G4ayfLQY&refer=h...

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is basing hundreds of billions in emergency lending on credit ratings from companies that gave AAA grades to toxic securities.

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