Daily Dispatches

London Times notes silver''s potential, quotes Ted Butler at length


From Reuters
Monday, November 14, 2005


JOHANNESBURG -- The central bank in South Africa -- the world's
largest producer of gold -- might increase its gold reserves, its

Bundesbank will resist pressure to sell its gold


4:28p ET Sunday, November 13, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

A new essay by David Chapman of Union Securities
in Toronto, a director of the Millenium Bullion
Fund, titled "Derivatives Disaster, Hedge Fund
Monsters," shows how anyone with enough money
behind him can manipulate almost any market.You
can find Chapman's essay at Gold-Eagle here:


Iran oil bourse: a threat to the petrodollar?


3:45p ET Sunday, November 12, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA consultant Robert K. Landis, partner with Reginald
H. Howe in Golden Sextant Advisers LLC, has published
an elaboration of his remarks at GATA's Gold Rush 21
conference in Dawson City, Yukon, back in August. It's
titled "After Monetary Collapse -- Strict Reconstruction
or More Bork?," and it outlines a return to what Landis

Anyone with enough money behind him can manipulate almost any market


Weber Says Government Should Respect
Bundesbank's Competence on Gold

By Christian Baumgaertel
Bloomberg News Service
Sunday, November 13, 2005


Bundesbank President Axel Weber said the German central bank wasn't
involved in plans by the new finance minister to sell gold and any

Robert K. Landis: After monetary collapse -- strict reconstruction or more Bork?


By James Sinclair, Chairman
Tan Range Exploration Corp.
Saturday, November 12, 2005


During the 1968-1980 bull market in gold, large ongoing gold sales
allowed big buyers to enter the market at singular prices. These
sales acted to increase the interest in gold by facilitating major

At present, Asian central banks that are gold-poor and dollar-rich
could pick a point on the dollar and take every ounce that other

Bundesbank sounds a bit snippy over suggestion that it should sell gold


By Emilie Rutledge
Thursday, November 3, 2005


Iran's decision to set up an oil and associated derivatives market
next year has generated a great deal of interest.

This is primarily because of Iran's reported intention to invoice

German govt. again threatens to sell gold; Bundesbank wouldn''t do it last time


10:25p ET Thursday, November 10, 2005

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Resource Investor's Jon A. Nones searches for
the motives of the Silver Users Association
and the Silver Institute amid the conflict
over the proposal for an exchange-traded fund
in silver bullion. You can find his report here:


James Sinclair: Central bank gold sales actually create investment interest


By Hugo Salinas Price
Mexican Civic Association for Silver
Saturday, November 12, 2005

Mexican congressmen are going to Sao Paolo, Brazil, for a meeting of
the Latin American Parliament beginning Nov. 24.

Among the congressmen in the delegation is a group from the three
main political parties in Mexico who, though totally at odds on
other matters, will make a presentation about re-establishing silver

Mexican congressmen carry silver liberation message to Latin American conference


Germany Considers Gold,
Railway Sales to Ease Record Deficit

By Brian Parkin
Bloomberg News Service
Saturday, November 12, 2005


BERLIN -- German Chancellor-designate Angela Merkel's new government
may sell some gold reserves and a stake in the state-owned railway

Resource Investor: The Silver Institute vs. the Silver Users Association


How Hedge Funds Move the Markets

By John Crudele
New York Post
Thursday, November 10, 2005

Hedge funds are causing the stock market to be predictably good at
the very end and the very beginning of months.

You've been reading a lot about this phenomenon in this column.

But until I got Rabo Securities to actually do the research, my

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