Daily Dispatches

On to the Yukon, Gold Rush 21, and the Agnico-Eagle gold bar auction


10:43a ET Thursday, August 4, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney's James Turk, editor of the Freemarket Gold
& Money Report and consultant to GATA, today posted
a new commentary, "Dollar Drops to a Six-Week Low."
You can find it in the "Founder's Commentary" box
at the GoldMoney home page here:


James Turk: Dollar drops to a six-week low


8:44p ET Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

As some of gold's best friends are packing for the
Yukon and GATA's Gold Rush 21 conference, bids
are strengthening for the 10 1-ounce Johnson-
Matthey gold bars commemorating the event, which
have been donated by Agnico-Eagle Mines, a
longtime GATA supporter.

The bars will be auctioned at Gold Rush 21 in
Dawson City but you don't have to be there to

Bids are strengthening for Gold Rush 21''s commemorative gold bars


12:01a ET Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Miningmx Internet site has started an interesting
feature -- a digest of South African radio programs on
business subjects, those subjects often involving,
of course, the mining industry. Unfortunately it seems
that there's going to be a lot of difficult news out of
the mining industry in South Africa in the days ahead,

MiningMX adds digest of South African radio programs on business


11:44p ET Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Julian D.W. Phillips, editor of Gold -- Authentic
Money, has picked up on GATA consultant John
Brimelow's observation that the signatories of the
Central Bank Gold Agreement have nearly reached the
limits of the gold they committed themselves to
sell. Phillips also asks whether the gold sales
undertaken by the parties to the agreement and by

Yuan shift fuels talk of loosening Arab currency links to dollar


By Eric Onstad
Tuesday, August 2, 2005


JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa geared up for more labour unrest on
Tuesday as restive gold miners said the first country-wide strike in

Ted Butler: The gold and silver secret


By Francesco Guerrera
and Joe Levy
Financial Times, London
Tuesday, August 2, 2005


HONG KONG -- CNOOC on Tuesday dropped its $18.5 billion for Unocal,
ending the most ambitious takeover attempt by a Chinese company and
leaving Chevron to buy the US energy group for about $17.6bn in cash

Julian Phillips: Are central banks running out of gold to rig market with?


11:20p ET Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Good bids are being received for the 10 1-ounce
Johnson-Matthey gold bars being donated to GATA
by Agnico-Eagle Mines for auction at our Gold
Rush 21 conference in Dawson City, Yukon, from
August 7-9.

Thanks to Samex Mining, co-host of Gold Rush 21
along with Klondike Star Mineral Corp., the minimum
bid stands at $750, which Samex has offered for

Strike could interrupt South African gold production as early as Sunday


From Reuters
via International Herald Tribune, Paris
Tuesday, August 2, 2005


NEW YORK -- The dollar trimmed its losses on Monday after stronger-
than-expected data on U.S. manufacturing and options-related trading
partially offset central bank demand for euros in a thin market.

Chinese oil company drops bid for Unocal


By Dominic Evens
via San Diego Union
Tuesday, August 2, 2005


RIYADH -- China's revaluation of the yuan is fuelling debate in Gulf
Arab states about the wisdom of fixing their currencies to a weak
U.S. dollar while trading links with Asia and Europe continue to

Good bids arriving for auction of 1-ounce gold bars at Gold Rush 21


By Ted Butler
Investment Rarities
Tuesday, August 2, 2005

As recent commentaries have suggested, the favorable commitment of
traders market structure has resulted in price rallies in gold and
silver. While there has been deterioration in the market structure
since the Tuesday cutoff in the COT report, with tech fund buying

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