Daily Dispatches

Trump's bank watchdog bought financial stocks up until taking office

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By Michelle Price and Patrick Rucker
Reuters
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for Wall Street regulator Comptroller of the Currency bought financial stocks until he took office in November, according to financial disclosure documents filed with the Office of Government Ethics.

Ex-UBS metals trader beats spoofing conspiracy charge

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By Christie Smythe
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

If anything is more precious than gold, it might be an acquittal.

A former UBS Group AG precious metals trader was found not guilty on Wednesday of scheming to manipulate futures markets through a practice known as spoofing.

Come clean about gold, congressman tells Treasury and Fed

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11:41a ET Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

A member of Congress this week asked the U.S. Treasury Department and Federal Reserve to come clean about government policy toward gold.

Ronan Manly: Turkey and Russia emphasize gold's strategic importance

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6:27p ET Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bullion Star gold researcher Ronan Manly today notes the strategic importance increasingly placed on their gold reserves by Turkey and Russia. Manly's analysis is headlined "Turkey and Russia Highlight Gold's Role as a Strategically Important Asset" and it's posted at Bullion Star here:

That was John Rubino, not Steve Saville

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6:10p ET Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldSeek has corrected the byline on the essay "Fake Markets Produce a Fake Economy," which GATA called to your attention earlier today and which, it turns out, was written by John Rubino of Dollar Collapse, not Steve Saville of The Speculative Investor:

http://news.goldseek.com/DollarCollapse/1524572994.php

Lots of metals market rigging described in federal trial

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1:20p ET Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Here come the petrodollars, back to save global asset prices

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By Tracy Alloway and Sid Verma
Bloomberg News
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The recent surge in oil prices is poised to boost global assets as crude-producing states deploy replenished stashes of petrodollars, according to a growing chorus of analysts.

Ted Butler: In interview, CFTC chairman avoids the obvious

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8p ET Monday, April 23, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Amid 'relentless' futures selling, silver nears breakout, GoldMoney says

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9:29a ET Saturday, April 21, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

A research report by GoldMoney's Stefan Wieler concludes that "relentless selling pressure in the futures market" has been suppressing silver prices but that the market is on the verge of a breakout. The report is headlined "Silver on the Verge of a Breakout" and it's posted at GoldMoney here:

Russia says it keeps all its gold reserves at home

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Russia Entrusts Its Gold to No One, has Zero Bullion in U.S.

From Russia Today, Moscow
Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Central Bank of Russia keeps all its bullion at home, since only in Russia can its gold be completely safe, according to Anatoly Aksakov, the chairman of the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets.

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