Daily Dispatches

Peter Grandich: What a difference a week makes!


1:10a ST Friday, May 19, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Silver market analyst Jason Hommel offers a great tonic
against despair for gold and silver -- his new essay
titled "Corrections." Hold on to your metal, he writes,
and know that you're going to win. You can find his
essay at GoldSeek's companion site, SilverSeek, here:


Treasury secretary backs strong dollar but wishes China would weaken it


9:49p ET Friday, May 19, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The May 18 edition of John Lee's Gold Insider
newsletter has been posted in the clear and it
has a comprehensive review of the political and
economic situation in Peru, whose presidential
election campaign has scared some mining
industry investors. You'll probably want to take
a long look and you can find it here:


Corrected link to John Lee''s Gold Insider letter about Peru


9:28p ET Friday, May 19, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Peter Grandich's latest investment letter has been
posted in the clear at GoldSeek. He thinks the
recent decline in gold and silver is mostly done
with and he has some nice things to say about
GATA Chairman Bill Murphy. You can find the
Grandich Letter here:


It''s not an energy crisis but a money crisis


US Treasury's Snow Says He Backs Strong Dollar

By Glenn Somerville
Friday, May 19, 2006


NEW YORK -- U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow insisted on Friday

Risk of defaults hangs over London Metal Exchange


9:40p Swiss time May 17, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Silver market analyst Ted Butler says the silver shorts
have pulled their most blatant manipulation yet to try
to escape their position. Any success they have, he
says, may be the "final wash-out." You can find Butler's
analysis at GoldSeek's companion site, SilverSeek, here:


Jason Hommel: Don''t worry about corrections in price


Copper Trade Losses Spark Fear of Defaults

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Thursday, May 18, 2006


The risk of defaults was hanging over the London Metal Exchange last
night after a clutch of clients failed to meet margin calls on

Ted Butler: The final wash-out in silver?


11:25a ET Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney founder James Turk, editor of the
Freemarket Gold & Money Report and consultant
to GATA, stresses that the Dow Jones Industrial
Average is declining in terms of gold, and so
he advises "Hold Gold, Not the Dow," in a new
essay posted at Kitco here:


James Turk: Hold gold, not the Dow


By Alison Fitzgerald
Bloomberg News Service
Monday, May 15, 2006


WASHINGTON -- International investors slowed purchases of U.S.
securities in March as foreign central banks were net sellers of
Treasury notes for the first time in six months.

Net holdings of Treasury notes, corporate bonds, stocks and other

Foreign governments sell U.S. bonds as Caribbean ''banks'' buy


By Peter Brimelow
Monday, May 15, 2006


NEW YORK -- Another week, another gold column ...with the same
message: it's a bull market.

On May 8, I noted the previous Friday's close was some $30 above the

Peter Brimelow: Gold grinds in


By Heather Stewart
The Observer, London
Sunday, May 14, 2006


The International Monetary Fund is in behind-the-scenes talks with
the US, China and other major powers to arrange a series of top-
level meetings about tackling imbalances in the global economy, as

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