Daily Dispatches

U.S. Mint flunks Koos Jansen's gold audit document request, refunds his fee

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6:54p ET Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Cashin tells KWN he's worried about central bank interference in the markets

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6:15p ET Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Art Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS at the New York Stock Exchange and a commentator for CNBC, tells King World News today that he is concerned about interference in the markets by central banks. Cashin's interview is excerpted at KWN here:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's presentation to the Dollar Vigilante conference in Acapulco

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11:09a ET Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's presentation Friday at the Dollar Vigilante Internationalization and Investment Summit in Acapulco, Mexico, was titled "GATA and the Gold and Silver Markets" and the notes for it are appended.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
CPowell@GATA.org

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Royal Canadian Mint struggles to make money, documents show

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By Dean Beeby
Canadian Broadcasting Corp. News, Toronto
Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Royal Canadian Mint just isn't making the money it used to.

Revenue is down sharply, jobs have been chopped, morale is in the tank, and formerly successful lines of business are being shut down -- even as the mint spends millions of dollars on new executive offices.

Ralph Benko: Trump should make a beachhead for gold at the Fed

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2:10p ET Saturday, February 25, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Central banks may have been evil with gold but not stupid

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10:27a ET Saturday, February 25, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In commentary yesterday headlined "Will the Fed Tell Every American to Buy Gold Before It Destroys the Dollar?," Swiss gold fund manager Egon von Greyerz mocked Western central banks for selling so much of their gold at market lows between 1999 and 2004:

Maguire describes efforts by financial houses to suppress news of gold market rigging

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3p ET Friday, February 24, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

London metals trader Andrew Maguire today tells King World News about the successful efforts of financial houses to prevent mainstream financial news organizations from reporting the rigging of the gold and silver markets. An excerpt from the interview is posted at KWN here:

Trump calls Chinese 'grand champions' of currency manipulation

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By Steve Holland and David Lawder
Reuters
Friday, February 24, 2017

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump declared China the "grand champions" of currency manipulation on Thursday, just hours after his new Treasury secretary pledged a more methodical approach to analyzing Beijing's foreign exchange practices.

Even China can't kill bitcoin

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By Elaine Ou
Bloomberg News
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Every time a government sets out to abolish something people like, the well-liked thing moves to where it can't be stopped. This has happened with prohibition, gambling, the war on drugs, and digital piracy. Now it's happening in China, where the government has been trying to crack down on bitcoin.

Treasury eyeing issuance of 100-year U.S. government debt

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By Joe Rennison
Financial Times, London
Thursday, February 23, 2017

NEW YORK -- Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, said today that his staff have begun to look into issuing U.S. government debt with maturities of as long as 50 or 100 years.

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