Alasdair Macleod: The credit cycle is on the turn

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12:30p ET Thursday, October 11, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Signs suggest China may tolerate yuan's weakening past 7 per dollar

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By Emma Dai and Tian Chen
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

There are growing signs China's yuan may weaken past 7 per dollar, a key psychological level it hasn't breached in a decade.

Crypto theft hits nearly $1 billion in first nine months, report says

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By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
Reuters
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

NEW YORK -- Theft of cryptocurrencies through hacking of exchanges and trading platforms soared to $927 million in the first nine months of the year, up nearly 250 percent from the level seen in 2017, according to a report from U.S.-based cyber security firm CipherTrace released today.

USAGold's October letter with market and metal commentary

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9p ET Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

USAGold's October newsletter has been posted, with commentary about fears of a stock market crash, the spurt in sales of U.S. silver eagles, concerns about inflation, Italy's threat to Eurozone unity, China's acquisition of a big mine in Argentina, and more. It's available in the clear at USAGold here:

Craig Hemke at Sprott Money: The banks are not on your side

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8:48p ET Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Join GATA in New Orleans in November and you can't lose

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2:07p ET Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy and your secretary/treasurer will be speaking again this year at the New Orleans Investment Conference, and if you register to attend the conference through GATA, the conference will generously pay us a commission that will help keep the organization going.

Mary Anastasia O'Grady: Why Central America stays poor

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By Mary Anastasia O'Grady
The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, October 7, 2018

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-central-america-stays-poor-1538950134

John D. Mueller: To bring back U.S. manufacturing, get the world to dump the dollar

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By John D. Mueller
The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, October 7, 2018

https://www.wsj.com/articles/to-bring-back-u-s-manufacturing-get-the-wor...

South Africa's 3 largest gold miners lost $543 million altogether last year ...

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... but none of them questioned gold price suppression by governments and central banks.

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South African Gold-Mining Companies Pay High Price to Keep Digging

By Alexandra Wexler and Thandi Ntobela
The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, October 7, 3018

New member of Mexican central bank's board wants transparency

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Negroni-Sipping, Cigar-Smoking Economist Set to Shake Up Banxico

By Eric Martin
Bloomberg News
Sunday, October 7, 2018

Jonathan Heath is ready to liven up the stuffy world of Mexico's central bank.

The economist tipped by President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as his first board nominee doesn't wear neckties and has no plans to start now.