Daily Dispatches

So where's all that imaginary gold coming from and why?

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8:23p ET Monday, March 14, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Damned Turks! Who the hell do they think they are -- Indians?

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Why Turks Are Skipping Banks and Keeping Their Gold at Home

By Mehmet Cetingulec
Al-Monitor, Washington, D.C.
Monday, March 13, 2016

BlackRock was buying lots of GLD while fumbling its own gold fund

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How BlackRock Took a Shine to a Competitor's Gold ETF

By Leslie Josephs
The Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 14, 2016

BlackRock, whose popular exchange-traded gold product briefly suspended the creation of new shares this month due to an administrative error amid a surge in demand, has been making a hefty bet on a gold ETF lately.

But here's the twist: It was a competitor's ETF.

Keith Barron's real-life adventure story of gold discovery in Ecuador, Part 2

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1:27p ET Monday, March 14, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Part 2 of geologist and mining entrepreneur Keith Barron's account of his discovery of the Fruta del Norte gold deposit in Ecuador is even more of an adventure story than Part 1. It's amazing that he lived to tell the tale. It's posted at his Internet site, Straight Talk on Mining, here:

A 'radical economic theory' is gaining converts, except it's not radical at all

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9:50p ET Sunday, March 13, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Central banks aim to beat bitcoin at own game with rival supercurrency

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By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Computer scientists have devised a digital crypto-currency in league with the Bank of England that could pose a devastating threat to large tranches of the financial industry and profoundly change the management of monetary policy.

Gold just collects dust? Two more financial companies disagree

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1:05p ET Friday, March 11, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

"Bullion is not liquid," says Ian Lee, a business school professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. "It sits down in the basement and collects dust":

http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/canada-s-gold-reserve-sell-off-makes-sens...

Tell that to, among others, AuSecure --

TF Metals Report interviews GATA chairman on resilience of monetary metals

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12:14p ET Friday, March 11, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: ECB's Draghi plays his last card to stave off deflation

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By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
The Telegraph, London
Thursday, March 10, 2016

The European Central Bank has pulled out all the stops to avert a dangerous deflation trap, launching a blast of triple stimulus despite angry criticism from Germany that it is entirely unnecessary and will do more harm than good.

Alasdair Macleod: Gold is the only sound money

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1:28p ET Thursday, March 10, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

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