China's gold consumption falls on high prices, economic slowdown

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If you believe that China scrupulously reports all gold it acquires.

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By Tom Daly
Reuters
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Pam and Russ Martens: Here's why the New York Fed doesn't want you to see its Wall Street-esque trading floor

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By Pam and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade
Monday, January 20, 2020

ECB struggles to ease consumer perception of high inflation

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By Martin Arnold
Financial Times, London
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sebastian Werner's family farm has had a weekly stall selling its apples, berries and honey beside the 1,000-year-old cathedral in the German town of Mainz since the 1970s -- but in the past few years he has noticed a worrying shift.

Ed Steer's Gold & Silver Digest letter for Friday posted at GoldSeek

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8:45p ET Saturday, January 18, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Friday edition of GATA board member Ed Steer's Gold & Silver Digest letter, headlined "Palladium Melts Up," is posted in the clear at GoldSeek here:

http://news.goldseek.com/GoldSeek/1579461211.php

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
CPowell@GATA.org


Venezuela's cash below $1 billion with gold locked up

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By Patricia Laya and Alex Vasquez
Bloomberg News
Friday, January 17, 2020

Venezuela's international reserves, already at a 30-year low, have hit a grim new milestone as cash holdings fall below $1 billion amid crippling economic sanctions.

Sprott completes acquisition of Tocqueville Gold management and funds

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Sprott Completes Acquisition of Tocqueville Gold Strategies and Provides Preliminary Assets-Under-Management Update

Company Announcement
via Globe Newswire, Los Angeles
Friday, January 17, 2020

J.P. Koning: The shrinking window for anonymous exchange

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3:40p ET Friday, January 17, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Financial privacy is being reduced throughout Europe, Bullion Star's J.P. Koning writes today, in large part in the name of preventing terrorism. But, he adds, it's hard to tell how effective the restrictions on privacy are and whether the loss of privacy is worthwhile.

Pam and Russ Martens: How the fake unemploymenet number was created to subdue anger at Wall Street

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12:15p ET Friday, January 17, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Ted Butler: The genius of JPMorganChase

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By Ted Butler
Thursday, January 16, 2020

This week JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, reported record earnings of $8.5 billion for the fourth quarter and roughly $35 billion for the full year. These are net profits, after all expenses and costs are subtracted from gross revenues. It is no understatement to call JPMorgan a profit-generating machine.

Trump to nominate a critic and an insider to Federal Reserve

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By Jeanna Smialek
The New York Times
Thursday, January 16, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Trump said today he would formally nominate Judy Shelton and Christopher Waller to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, about six months after Mr. Trump said he intended to add the two to the central bank.