Whistle-blower got $30 million for exposing JPMorganChase

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By Neil Weinberg
Bloomberg News
Friday, February 16, 2018

JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s failure to properly inform some rich clients about conflicts of interest has resulted in a record $30 million whistle-blower award by U.S. futures regulators.

Eric Sprott covers rising rates, falling dollar, strength in monetary metals

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1:10p ET Friday, February 16, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In his weekly review of the markets with Craig Hemke for Sprott Money News, mining entrepreneur Eric Sprott discusses rising interest rates, the falling U.S. dollar, and the increasing strength of gold and silver prices. The interview is 12 minutes long and can be heard at Sprott Money here:

GATA secretary explains cowardice of gold mining industry, financial news media

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12:50p ET Friday, February 16, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Market rigging is getting old and will fail eventually, GATA's Steer says

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12:38p ET Friday, February 16, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA board member Ed Steer, editor of Ed Steer's Gold and Silver Digest letter, was interviewed yesterday financial writer Dennis Miller and argued that manipulation of the monetary metals markets should not automatically deter investors.

Gold defied expectations to rise on inflation report, Turk says

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7:14p ET Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Interviewed by King World News, GoldMoney founder and GATA consultant James Turk says gold's sharp increase Tuesday on a day when it was supposed to lose no matter which way the government's inflation report went suggests that the shorts are in serious trouble. Turk's interview is posted at KWN here:

Dave Kranzler: Is the Fed back to 'quantitative easing'?

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By Dave Kranzler
Investment Research Dynamics, Denver
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Federal Reserve added $11 billion to its System Open Market Account account for the week ending yesterday. It purchased $11 billion in mortgage securities directly from banks.

Ted Butler: No manipulation after all?

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10:46a ET Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Silver market rigging whistleblower Ted Butler today lays out the overwhelming evidence that a single entity long has been rigging the silver market, and then raises the question of why the market regulatory agencies do nothing about it.

Idaho House votes not to tax income from gold and silver sales

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By Camie Yngelmo
KXLY-TV4, Spokane, Washington
Monday, February 12, 2018

https://www.kxly.com/news/idaho-votes-not-to-tax-income-from-silver-and-...

The Idaho State House today overwhelming approved a bill that excludes gains or losses on the sale of precious metals, coins, and bullion from an Idaho taxpayer's taxable income.

Craig Hemke: What changed on Sept. 8, 2017?

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3:11p ET Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Robert Lambourne: Gold market intervention by BIS increased substantially in January

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By Robert Lambourne
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Bank for International Settlements substantially increased its use of gold swaps and other gold-related derivatives during January, according to the bank's statement of account for the month:

https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc180131.pdf