Ex-Morgan trader pleads guilty to rigging monetary metals, implicates supervisors at bank

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How did that "exhaustive" investigation of the silver market by the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission miss this? How will the World Gold Council and most monetary metals mining companies continue to miss it? How many more anti-trust lawsuits will this prompt? Anybody seen Blythe Masters lately?

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Craig Hemke at Sprott Money: Into year-end with gold and silver

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5:58p ET Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Writing today at Sprott Money, the TF Metals Report's Craig Hemke analyzes why gold and silver have failed to fulfill expectations this year but adds why he thinks they could recover by the end of the year. Hemke's analysis is headlined "Into Year-End with Gold and Silver" and it's posted at Sprott Money here:

Ex-Morgan trader pleads guilty to rigging monetary metals, implicates supervisors at bank

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How did that "exhaustive" investigation of the silver market by the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission miss this? How will the World Gold Council and most monetary metals mining companies continue to miss it? How many more anti-trust lawsuits will this prompt? Anybody seen Blythe Masters lately?

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Energy cost of 'mining' bitcoin is more than twice that of gold

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By Alex Hern
The Guardian, London
Monday, November, 5, 2018

The amount of energy required to "mine" one dollar's worth of bitcoin is more than twice that required to mine the same value of copper, gold, or platinum, according to a new paper, suggesting that the virtual work that underpins bitcoin, ethereum, and similar projects is more similar to real mining than anyone intended.

Bill Murphy: GATA's past and the future of gold and silver

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Remarks by Bill Murphy, Chairman
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
New Orleans Investment Conference
Friday, November 2, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to come by on a bustling Friday night in New Orleans.

Barrick in talks with Newmont to combine Nevada gold operations, sources tell Reuters

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By Zandi Shabalalaand Clara Denina
Reuters
Monday, November 5, 2018

LONDON -- Barrick Gold Corp, which is being reorganized by Barrick’s $6.1 billion takeover of Randgold Resources, is in talks with Newmont Mining to combine their Nevada gold mining operations, sources told Reuters.

Ronan Manly: Recent central bank gold purchases probably have little effect on price

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9:21a CT Monday, November 5, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Venezuela seeks to repatriate $550 million of gold from Britain, sources tell Reuters

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By Mayela Armas
Reuters
Monday, November 5, 2018

CARACAS -- Venezuela is seeking to repatriate about $550 million in gold bars from the Bank of England because of fears it could be caught up in international sanctions on the country, two sources with direct knowledge of the effort told Reuters.

Touting transparency in gold, ex-central banker is contradicted by IMF, BIS, and her own successor

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1:27p CT Saturday, November 3, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Futures markets spoofers getting caught in record numbers

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By Gabriel T. Rubin
The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Federal regulators have ramped up their pursuit of traders who use a bluffing tactic known as spoofing to manipulate market prices, enforcement officials said, leading to a record number of manipulation cases.