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Question Greenspan about gold at the New Orleans conference in October

Section: Daily Dispatches

11:36a ET Friday, April 13, 2014

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The greatest failure of financial journalism and investment fund management long has been the failure to put specific questions to central banks about their surreptitious interventions in the markets, their market rigging. But participants at this October's New Orleans Investment Conference may have an opportunity to start correcting that failure.

Astounding as it seems, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has agreed to speak at the conference and to take questions from the audience, including questions about gold.

Of course there is no guarantee that Greenspan will answer the questions, or answer them honestly, rather than claim some obligation to protect the secrecy of Federal Reserve operations or deflect questions to the U.S. Treasury Department, whose Exchange Stabilization Fund is explicitly authorized by federal law to trade secretly not only in gold but also in any foreign currencies and "other instruments of credit and securities":

But even if Greenspan was evasive, the inability to get straight answers about government policy and practices from a former chairman of the Federal Reserve would be telling.

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Of course with his testimony to Congress in July 1998 Greenspan famously acknowledged that the purpose of gold leasing by central banks was not what they usually claimed -- to earn a little income on a supposedly dead asset -- but to suppress the monetary metal's price:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy and your secretary/treasurer will be among the speakers at the conference and our questions will be submitted to Greenspan. Attend and your questions can be submitted to him too.

In any case the New Orleans Investment Conference may be the most comprehensive financial conference in North America if not the world. It runs for four days, has a hugely diverse range of speakers, and takes place in a spectacularly scenic and fun environment, a port city with renowned restaurants.

Already scheduled to speak at this year's conference are GATA favorities Frank Holmes of U.S. Global Investors, Sprott Asset Management's Rick Rule, Euro-Pacific Capital's Peter Schiff, and Charles Krauthammer, probably the most brilliant newspaper columnist in the United States.

The conference again will be held at the beautiful Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel adjacent to the famous Riverwalk and just a few blocks from Jackson Square and the French Quarter.

More information about the conference, including registration, can be found at the conference's Internet site here:

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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