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Geologist, investment letter writer Badiali is persuaded that gold is manipulated
8:30a ET Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
Geologist and investment letter writer Matt Badiali this week tells Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report that the gold market is manipulated but remains a great investment. Here's the exchange:
"The Gold Report: 'You've also written about the manipulation of the gold price. You made your case by looking at single-day jumps in the price of gold and other commodities over the last 10 years. Over that span, gold had gone up more than 5 percent in one day only three times, and oil went up more than 5 percent on 53 days and silver on 32 days. More to the point, gold never went up more than 10 percent in a single day over the previous 10 years. That would suggest the gold market is being controlled. Are you concerned about placing so much faith in a market that is being controlled by non-market-related events?'
"Matt Badiali: Well, let me preface this by saying I went into this as a skeptic. I'm a geologist, a scientist. I looked at the gold price at Eric Sprott's suggestion. He gave me an idea that I could test with data from Datastream. When we did the math, I was shocked. So now I do believe that the gold price is being manipulated somehow."
The interview is headlined "Matt Badiali: The Case for Gold Price Manipulation" and you can find it at The Gold Report here:
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Sona Drills 85.4g Gold/Ton Over 4 Metres at Elizabeth Gold Deposit,
Extending the Mineralization of the Southwest Vein on the Property
Company Press Release, October 27, 2010
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Sona Resources Corp. reports on five drillling holes in the third round of assay results from the recently completed drill program at its 100 percent-owned Elizabeth Gold Deposit Property in the Lillooet Mining District of southern British Columbia. Highlights from the diamond drilling include:
-- Hole E10-66 intersected 17.4g gold/ton over 1.54 metres.
-- Hole E10-67 intersected 96.4g gold/ton over 2.5 metres, including one assay interval of 383g of gold/ton over 0.5 metres.
-- Hole E10-69 intersected 85.4g gold/ton over 4.03 metres, including one assay interval of 230g gold/ton over 1 metre.
Four drill holes, E10-66 to E10-69, targeted the southwestern end of the Southwest Vein, and three of the holes have expanded the mineralized zone in that direction. The Southwest Vein gold mineralization has now been intersected over a strike length of 325 metres, with the deepest hole drilled less than 200 metres from surface.
"The assay results from the Southwest Zone quartz vein continue to be extremely positive," says John P. Thompson, Sona's president and CEO. "We are expanding the Southwest Vein, and this high-grade gold mineralization remains wide open down dip and along strike to the southwest."
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Lewis E. Lehrman on How to Solve the U.S. Debt Problem
Lewis E. Lehrman, chairman of the Lehrman Institute, sponsor of The Gold Standard Now project, advises that to reduce the $1 1/2 trillion U.S. deficit, the Republican Party must initiate an investment program.
Working Americans are not saving, which enables the banks to lead the country into a cycle of debt, leverage, boom, panic, and bust.
Lehrman says: "Eliminating the budget deficit of a trillion and a half dollars cannot be done overnight. The proposal by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan was very dramatic -- one Republican called it radical -- but it was not happily received. The solution, of course, is to design an American program for prosperity, because you can solve these entitlement problems with a growing economy. We need a tremendous program of investment, and investment comes from savings. When you pay savers, middle-income professionals, and working people 0 percent at the bank, you are not going to encourage them to save. Then we are left with a bank cycle of debt, leverage, boom, panic, and bust."
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