Daily Dispatches

MineWeb: Warren Buffet's good news for gold


By Alec Hogg, Editor
Sunday, May 3, 2009

OMAHA -- In the 44 years he's been building a reputation as the world's savviest investor, Warren Buffett has rarely offered any good news on gold. Until now.

With credit default swaps, banks do better if borrowers fail


Kazakh Bank Falls Foul of CDS

By Gillian Tett
Financial Times, London
Thursday, April 30, 2009


Mention the word "Kazakhstan" to a trader in New York or London, and the image of Borat is likely to spring to mind.

China's gold buy raises eyebrows for all the right reasons


By Myra P. Saefong
Friday, May 1, 2009


TOKYO -- The precious-metals market took notice for all the right -- but not-so-obvious -- reasons when China announced last week that it ramped up its gold reserves by 76% in the last six years.

New central bank gold sales plan seen as bullish for bullion


Third Gold Sales Pact to Plant Flag of Support

By Veronica Brown and Jan Harvey
Thursday, April 30, 2009


GATA to participate in Vancouver conference in June


10:40p ET Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA will participate in the World Resource Investment Conference at the new Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday and Monday, June 7 and 8.

Patrick A. Heller: Why didn't gold rise $100?


By Patrick A. Heller
Numismaster.com, Iola, Wisconsin
Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Several major news stories broke last week that all should have sent the price of gold soaring. Gold did rise 5.3 percent, which did not reflect the importance of the developments.

Change you can believe in -- if you're an investment bank


The accursed power which stands on Privilege
(And goes with Women, and Champagne, and Bridge)
Broke -- and Democracy resumed her reign
(Which goes with Bridge, and Women, and Champagne).

-- Hilaire Belloc, "On a General Election."

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Goldman Sachs Hires Former Frank Aide to Run Washington Office

By Chris Frates
Politico.com, Arlington, Virginia

J.S. Kim: Central banks are full of disinformation on gold


8:48a ET Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gene Arensberg: Big players positioning for higher silver


9:12p ET Monday, April 27, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

Ted Butler: Dangerous parallels


2p ET Monday, April 27, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

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