Midas commentary for February 22, 2000

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8p EST Sunday, February 20, 2000

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

If you're in the New York City area or might have reason
to be there at the end of March, you might want to attend
the dinner conference of the Committee for Monetary
Research and Education on Wednesday, March 29, since
GATA Chairman Bill Murphy will be among a number of
renowed experts speaking there and he would love to
meet GATA's friends.

The dinner isn't free -- it will cost you $100 to get in -- but
you're sure to get a lot of interesting information and
thought with a fine meal. The invitation to the conference
appears below and you can make your arrangements by
telphone, email, fax, or regular mail.

GATA is inviting representatives of the news media to
attend the dinner at GATA's expense as our guests.
Invitations are being sent particularly to The Financial
Times, The Economist, Forbes, Business Week, Time,
Newsweek, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The
Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, Investors
Business Daily, USA Today, Dow Jones News Service,
Bridge News, Reuters, Bloomberg News, and The
Associated Press.

Any press representatives not receiving a direct
invitation from GATA but still wishing to attend the
dinner as our guests should contact me or Bill.

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

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COMMITTEE FOR MONETARY
RESEARCH & EDUCATION INC.
Elizabeth B. Currier, President

Spring CMRE Dinner Meeting
Wednesday, March 29, 2000

The Union Club
101 East 69th Street at Park Avenue
New York City

Cocktails at 5 p.m.
Program Begins at 5:45 p.m.

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An Evening with Experts to Consider
Interventions, Accounting, Volatile Markets

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Does the Fed Affect the Foreign Exchange Market?

Owen F. Humpage
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

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The Gold Market Mystery
William J. Murphy III
Chairman, Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

Tracy G. Herrick
Chief Investment Strategist, Jeffries & Co. Inc.

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Dinner at 7 p.m. followed by Session II

Accounting Issues in Current Conditions

James J. Leisenring
Vice Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Board

Spinning vs Disclosure
Can the SEC -- or Anyone -- Keep Us Honest?

Martin Mayer
Author, "The Bankers: The Next Generation"
(his latest of many)

Limits on Margin Lending for Stocks -- A Solution

Former U.S. Rep. Henry J. Reuss
Former Chairman, House Banking Committee
and Joint Economic Committee

Is there Old Chicanery in the New Economy?

David W. Tice
David W. Tice Associates Inc.
Prudent Bear Fund

COMMITTEE FOR MONETARY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
10004 Greenwood Court
Charlotte, North Carolina 28215-9621
Tel: (704) 598-3717 Fax: (704) 599-7036
Email: cmre@worldnet.att.net