Daily Dispatches

Murphy to lead GATA delegation at Vancouver resource investment conference


5:26p ET Monday, January 12, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

CBSMarketWatch columnist Peter Brimelow's commentary
today reports that Elliott Waver Robert Prechter seems to
be evading his pledge to repudiate his gold-bearish position
past $422 per ounce. While Prechter touts the short
position of the commercial traders in gold, Brimelow's
commentary cites GATA consultant Reg Howe's explanation

Clive Roffey''s predictions for the precious metals and South African gold shares


BASEL, Switzerland, Jan. 11 (Reuters) -- Bundesbank President
Ernst Welteke said on Sunday Germany had made no decision
to sell gold yet but that it would seek an option under a new
gold agreement.

"This doesn't mean we will sell gold. It means we want an option
to sell gold. Whether we exercise it or not is another question,"
he told reporters.

The German central bank president said there was no agreement

Bundesbank president, hanging out at BIS, undercuts gold sales report


2:20p ET Sunday, January 11, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy's "Midas" commentary for
Friday, January 9, at the subscription site
LeMetropoleCafe.com has been posted in the clear at
Jim Puplava's "Financial Sense" Internet site here:


Why is Bundesbank President Welteke obsessed with selling Germany''s gold?


8:17p ET Sunday, January 11, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

As we await a press release from Bundesbank President
Ernst Welteke announcing discovery of technology for
turning lead into gold and cow manure into hot fudge
sundaes, let's enjoy Clive Roffey's predictions for the
precious metals generally and the South African gold
shares particularly, posted at Gold-Eagle here:


''Midas'' for Jan. 9 posted in clear; Bundesbank prez tries to spook gold again


1:18p ET Wednesday, January 7, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

CBSMarketWatch Editor Thom Calandra's latest
"StockWatch" commentary collects comments on
the prospects for gold and commodities and
quotes GATA consultant James Turk, founder of
GoldMoney and editor of the Freemarket Gold
& Money report. You can find Calandra's
commentary here:


Calandra''s ''StockWatch'' reports comments on prospects for gold and commodities


8:14p ET Tuesday, January 6, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold

Donna Guzik of InvestorCanada.com has a great interview
with Sprott Asset Management President John Embry -- but
then, does he ever give a bad interview? Embry talks about
gold's prospects amid international currency debasement.
He argues that gold is returning to currency status and
that the rally in gold has only begun even as gold

InvestorCanada interview with Sprott Asset Management President John Embry


9:45p ET Monday, January 5, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold banker Ferdinand Lips, author of "Gold Wars,
The Battle Against Sound Money as Seen from
a Swiss Perspective," which includes generous
mention of GATA, has sent a copy of the book's
Swiss edition, titled "The Gold Conspiracy," to his
country's political leaders along with the covering
letter reproduced below.

Gold runs massive stops for highest close in 15 years; silver soars too


8:10p ET Sunday, January 4, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Once again GATA's great friend Jay Taylor has produced
what might well be considered a state paper in the gold
business -- a comprehensive interview with Blanchard &
Co. CEO Donald W. Doyle about Blanchard's increasingly
successful antitrust lawsuit against J.P. Morgan Chase
and Barrick Gold.

The interview, published in the December 15, 2003,

Gold advocate Lips appeals to Switzerland to save itself from the dollar


6:12p ET Monday, January 5, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

CBSMarketWatch's Peter Brimelow took a look today at
the Elliott Wavers' position on gold and found them
acknowledging that they'd have to reconsider their
bearish views if gold closed above $422. Today gold
closed at nearly $425. We await the Wavers' next

You can find Brimelow's commentary here:


Gold surpasses Elliott Wavers'' point of no return


Fed Governor's Comments On Interest Rates Cited


By Alden Bentley

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (Reuters) -- Gold futures traded above $425
an ounce for the first time in more than 15 years in New York on
Monday, starting the new year as it ended 2003 -- rallying as

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