Daily Dispatches

Apex Silver's quarterly loss explodes with hedging charge


Apex Silver's 4Q Loss
Widens on Hedging Charge

By The Associated Press
via Yahoo News
Tuesday, April 3, 2007


DENVER -- Precious metals miner Apex Silver Mines Ltd. said Tuesday its fourth-quarter loss widened, as a hefty charge for hedging affected results.

Fannie Mae has probably bought and repackaged this one already


Man, 102, Takes Out
25-Year Mortgage

By Brendan Montague
The Times, London
Sunday, March 25, 2007


A pensioner aged 102 has been granted a 25-year mortgage despite the fact he would have to live until 127 to pay the loan back.

Help NYPost's John Crudele expose the PPT


9p ET Tuesday, April 2, 2007

Dear Friend of GTAA and Gold:

GATA's friend Mark Spengler read John Crudele's wonderful column in today's New York Post about the refusal of U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to acknowledge a request for access to the minutes of the President's Working Group on Financial Markets --

which you can find here ...

Ted Butler: The excellence of silver


8:30p ET Tuesday, April 2, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In his new essay, silver market analyst Ted Butler makes the case for the white metal as well as it ever has been made.

John Crudele: Treasury clams up on PPT


Hank, Why Are You
Ignoring My FOI Requests?

By John Crudele
New York Post
Tuesday, April 3, 2007


I've decided to send a very public letter to Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson.

Dear Mr. Paulson:

How ya doing?

Ecuador's president denounces adoption of U.S. dollar


By Matthew Walter and Theresa Bradley
Bloomberg News Service
Monday, April 2, 2007


GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador -- Ecuador's decision to adopt the U.S. dollar has been "a complete failure," benefiting the wealthy while creating too few jobs, President Rafael Correa said.

James Turk: More trouble for the dollar


5:24p ET Sunday, April 1, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Derivatives soon may overwhelm trading even in Treasury bonds


5:15p ET Monday, April 1, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

China figures how to unload U.S. bonds without selling them


4:50p ET Sunday, April 1, 2007

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

U.S. sanctions China over paper products


By Martin Crutsinger
Associated Press
via Yahoo News
Friday, March 30, 2007


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