Daily Dispatches

John Kemp: Fed unleashes greatest bubble of all

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By John Kemp
Reuters
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/17/fed-unleashes-greatest-...

Like the sorcerer's apprentice, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his predecessor Alan Greenspan have unleashed a series of ever-larger asset bubbles they cannot control.

Trace Mayer: Oil majors should just buy real gold

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6:46p ET Wednesday, December 18, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Somebody tell Ecuador it has a lot of gold, and gold is money too

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Ecuador May Be Forced to Scrap Dollar After Default

By Lester Pimentel and Matthew Walter
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601086&sid=aP460_vNCd3w&refer=l...

James Turk: Whatever it takes

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10:32a ET Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Thom Calandra: Why did that coin dealer give up gold for dollars?

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11:31p ET Tuesday, December 17, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

'People used to buy certificates. Now they want physical gold.'

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Nervy Investors Spur Rush at Swiss Gold Refiners

By Arnd Wiegmann and Lisa Jucca
Reuters
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSLI46181820081217

Comex concentration hints that shorts are all government now

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7:14p ET Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Fear of deflation lately has been convulsing world markets, causing liquidation of most assets into dollar cash and government bonds. Unchecked, that sort of thing must lead to the cessation of all industrial and agricultural production, and everybody freezes and starves.

Monetizing debt is next, Fed says

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Fed Cuts Rate to As Low As Zero, Will Use All Tools

By Scott Lanman and Craig Torres
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aZS8x0eXMOiA&refer=h...

Ted Butler: Flight to safety first

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3:10p ET Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Doug Pollitt on the possibly imminent end of paper gold

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8:11p ET Monday, December 15, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Doug Pollitt has written a wonderful essay about the possibly imminent end of the paper gold market. It's headlined "Positive Carry" and you can find it in PDF format at Kitco here:

http://www.kitco.com/reports/PositiveCarry-Dec09-08.pdf

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

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