You're invited to GATA's reception at the Vancouver conference Jan. 22


2:25p ET Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA invites its friends to a reception at the conclusion of the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference next month. The reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, January 22, at the Lions Pub, 888 West Cordova St., just a block from the Vancouver Convention Centre West, where the conference is to be held.

Megan McArdle: If bitcoin is good as money, governments will crush it


Indeed, just as they already strive to crush gold, but financial news organizations refuse to get into that.

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Bitcoin Is an Implausible Currency

By Megan McArdle
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Is bitcoin money or a payment system? Mounds or Almond Joy? Great taste or less filling?

First English gold coin worth just a penny will sell for unbelievable amount


From the Daily Mirror, London
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The first English gold coin that had to be scrapped after a banking blunder meant it was worth less than its weight in gold is now tipped to sell for L500,000.

Some 52,000 of the King Henry III gold pennies were struck nearly 800 years ago before it was realised they were too heavy.

Matching gift offer for GATA's fund drive rises to $10,000


10:27a ET Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In response to our fundraising appeal Sunday --

-- and the quick $5,000 matching gift offer from Stefan Gleason of Money Metals Exchange --

Sudan sharply devalues its pound against U.S. dollar


From Xinhua, Beijing
Monday, December 26, 2017

KHARTOUM, Sudan -- Sudan today officially devaluated Sudanese pound against the U.S. dollar from 6.9 to 18 pounds.

Abdul-Rahman Dirar, Sudan's state minister at the ministry of finance, made the announcement at a press conference.

Israeli regulator seeks to ban cryptocurrency firms from stock exchange


By Steven Scheer
Monday, December 25, 2017

JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israel's markets regulator will propose regulation to ban companies based on bitcoin and other digital currencies from trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, he said on Monday.

Let regions go bankrupt, Chinese central bank official says


From Bloomberg News
Sunday, December 24, 2017

A Chinese central bank official said China should allow local governments to go bankrupt to help rein in regional authorities' excessive borrowing.

Your donation to GATA this week will be doubled


4:48p ET Monday, December 25, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In response to GATA's year-end fundraising appeal Sunday --

Bullion Star describes gold's importance in all major religions


10:19a ET Sunday, December 25, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold isn't important only to central banks for controlling the currency markets. Today, Christmas Day, Bullion Star describes the significance gold holds in all major religions. Bullion Star's report is headlined "Gold for Christmas -- Gold's Importance in Religion" and it's posted here:

China's market meddling is reported, U.S. govt.'s isn't


10:06a ET Monday, December 25, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Writing in The New York Times today, Richir Sharma, chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, argues that the U.S. dollar will remain the world's most trusted currency despite China's efforts to internationalize the renminbi.