Daily Dispatches

Will China keep buying U.S. bonds?

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By Liz Rappaport and James T. Areddy
The Wall Street Journal
Friday, July 31, 2009

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124896282178793797.html?

Shaky auctions of Treasury notes this week reignited concerns about whether the government can attract buyers from China and elsewhere to soak up trillions in new debt.

Billions in Lehman claims could bury an elusive insurer

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By Zachery Kouwe
The New York Times
Friday, July 31, 2009

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/31/business/31insure.html?_r=1

Next to a Chinese restaurant in Burlington, Vermont, lurks a quiet guardian of Wall Street -- an obscure insurance company that is supposed to protect big-money investors in the event of a catastrophic failure of a major brokerage firm.

King World News interviews GATA Chairman Murphy

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9:10p ET Friday, July 31, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Eric King of King World News today interviewed GATA Chairman Bill Murphy about the impact of the central bank gold price suppression scheme on the mining industry, including the decline in production, which promises an explosion in the gold price as inventories are exhausted. You can listen to the interview here:

Poll finds 75% favor auditing Fed

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By Rasmussen Reports
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/general_business...

Government's rescue money underwrote monstrous bonuses for bankers

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Some Bank Pay Unmoored from Performance, NY Attorney General Says

By Grant McCool
Reuters
Thursday, July 30, 2009

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE56T4MI20090730

A compliment for GATA from Peter Grandich

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By Peter Grandich
Agoracom.com, Toronto
Thursday, July 30, 2009

http://grandich.agoracom.com/

Franklin Sanders: The war against specie money and how we can win it at face value

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10:11p ET Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The gold market really isn't about you, Dennis

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9:48p ET Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In his letter today commodity market analyst Dennis Gartman (http://www.TheGartmanLetter.com) candidly acknowledged that his recent trading recommendations in gold have been disastrous, an awful record much mocked by the "gold bugs" he loves to disparage.

Gartman wrote:

Gold demand seen leaving ETFs for futures, real metal

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Gold Tunes Out Weak ETF Buying as Speculation Soars

By Jan Harvey
Reuters
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

http://www.reuters.com/article/hotStocksNews/idUSTRE56S3MW20090729

LONDON -- Gold prices are ignoring dwindling inflows into bullion-backed exchange-traded funds, with prices supported as investors switch their interest to the U.S. futures market and outright purchases of physical metal.

IMF says its gold sales likely will be staggered

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By Lesley Wroughton
Reuters
via Forbes.com
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/reuters/2009/07/29/2009-07-29T164243Z_01_N29...

WASHINGTON -- The planned sale of 400 tonnes of IMF gold would take place within a new central bank gold sales agreement being negotiated, a senior International Monetary Fund official said Wednesday.

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