Daily Dispatches

GoldSeek Radio interviews GATA Chairman Murphy


10a ET Friday, February 23, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Interviewed this week by GoldSeek Radio's Chris Waltzek, GATA Chairman Bill Murphy discusses the dichotomy of rising prices for all assets except gold and silver, another hint of price suppression. The interview is 13 minutes long and can be heard at GoldSeek Radio here:


Ralph Benko: Olympic gold medals are mostly silver because Zeus is so poor


8:47p ET Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Alasdair Macleod: A Roman lesson on inflation


4:34p ET Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney research director Alasdair Macleod argues today that a credit crisis lies ahead and that it may set inflation soaring.

ECB minutes highlight policymakers' fears over currency wars


By Claire Jones
Financial Times, London
Thursday, February 22, 2018

FRANKFURT, Germany -- The extent of European officials' concerns over the weakness of the dollar was laid bare on Thursday in a set of European Central Bank accounts that highlighted fears that the U.S. administration was deliberately trying to engage in currency wars.

Venezuela aims for crypto alchemy with new 'petro gold' token


Brian Ellsworth and Ana Isabel Martinez
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

CARACAS -- Venezuela is preparing a new cryptocurrency called "petro gold" that will be backed by precious metals, President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday, a day after launching an oil-backed token that has been panned as a pipe dream by blockchain experts.

FDIC sues 16 banks alleging LIBOR manipulation in Doral Bank collapse


From Reuters
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A U.S. regulator on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against 16 U.S. and international banks alleging they had manipulated bbaLIBOR, which is a series of interest-rate benchmarks, leading to the collapse of Puerto Rico's Doral Bank.

No wonder gold had to be smashed today


U.S. Floods the Market with $179 Billion of Debt in Just One Day

By Alex Harris
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday sold $179 billion of securities as it works to rebuild its cash balance, with yields at its auctions of three- and six-month debt rising to levels unseen since 2008.

Incredible 19th-century daguerrotypes show the faces of the Gold Rush


By Alyssa Pereira
San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, February 18, 2018

After 1848 the prospectors came from all over to California for gold. The lot of them were hopeful, desperate, and ambitious -- "the Forty-Niners" they were called. At a new museum exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa (and in a new book), you can come face to face with them.

Clive Maund still can't admit that central banks diddle the gold market


1:16p ET Monday, February 19, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Financial letter writer Clive Maund still can't bear the thought that central banks might be interfering with his technical analysis of the gold market.

In his "Gold Market Update" posted at GoldSeek today --


Whistle-blower got $30 million for exposing JPMorganChase


By Neil Weinberg
Bloomberg News
Friday, February 16, 2018

JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s failure to properly inform some rich clients about conflicts of interest has resulted in a record $30 million whistle-blower award by U.S. futures regulators.

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