Daily Dispatches

Antal Fekete: Forward thinking on backwardation

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12:01p ET Sunday, December 21, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Economist and monetary historian Antal Fekete has replied again to critics of his analysis of backwardation in the gold market, this time with his essay "Forward Thinking on Backwardation," which can be found at 24hGold here:

James Saft: How will the Fed dismount its tiger?

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By James Saft
Reuters
Friday, December 19, 2008

http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/19/how-will-the-fed-get-of...

The Federal Reserve and U.S. economy have two considerable risks now that quantitative easing is at hand: keeping the dollar from a disorderly decline and figuring out how to dismount from the tiger.

Liam Halligan: Fed's foolhardiness is more worrisome than deflation

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By Liam Halligan
The Telegraph, London
Saturday, December 20, 2008

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/liamhalligan/3870090/US-Feds-...

John Embry: U.S. calls tune as gold, silver plunge

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12:05p ET Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Sprott Asset Management's John Embry writes in detail about the gold price suppression scheme in his latest essay for Investor's Digest of Canada. It's headlined "U.S. Calls the Tune as Gold, Silver Plunge" and you can find it in PDF format at the Sprott Internet site here:

Ing, Browne see gold devaluing dollar and easing debt

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12:03a ET Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Two excellent commentaries posted in the last few hours anticipate a devaluation of the U.S. dollar against gold.

Elizabeth MacDonald: Auto bailout saves Wall Street too

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By Elizabeth MacDonald
Fox Business News, New York
Friday, December 19, 2008

http://emac.blogs.foxbusiness.com/2008/12/19/auto-bailout-saves-wall-str...

The White House today put forth a plan to loan the automakers a total of $17.4 billion, after a bruising debate in Congress and Detroit.

Join GATA at the Vancouver conference Jan. 25-26

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10:11p ET Friday, December 12, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Thom Calandra: The only good money left is precious

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8:09p ET Friday, December 19, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Thom Calandra's column tonight at Stockhouse examines backwardation in gold and silver, cites GATA, and speculates that the precious metals are becoming the last good money. Calandra's column is headlined "Only Good Money Left Is Precious" and you can find it at Stockhouse here:

GATA Chairman Murphy reports on meeting with CFTC

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By Bill Murphy, Chairman
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
Thursday, December 18, 2008

About 45 minutes before I was to leave for my meeting with Commissioner Bart Chilton of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, this news hit the tape:

"Obama to appoint Gary Gensler to lead Commodities Futures Trading Commission -- AP."

Richard Benson: U.S. govt. may grab your gold if you're not careful

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4:45p ET Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

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