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Looks like metals ''melt-up'' began last week, Turk says

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11:44a ET Sunday, November 9, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Plenty of importance to read today, if you haven't read some
of it already.

* GATA's Ed Steer asks, "Is the Washington Agreement a
Fraud?" Fraud, Steer writes, in the sense that the agreement
among central banks wasn't meant to rescue the gold price,
as it was presented, but rather to rescue the banks
themselves. You can find Steer's essay here:

Divergent views on commodity prices from Sinclair/Guild and Auerback

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5:31p ET Sunday, November 16, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA consultant James Turk, founder of GoldMoney and
editor of the Freemarket Gold and Money Report, has posted
new commentary at the former's Internet site. It's called
"Melt-up," and here is how it begins:

"Thom Calandra is CBSMarketWatch.com's indefatigable
financial journalist and newsletter writer. Last month Thom

Is the Washington Agreement a fraud? -- and plenty more

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Placer rises on Newmont bid talk; analysts divided

By Nicole Mordant

http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/031105/minerals_placer_stock_1.html

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 5 (Reuters) -- Shares
in Placer Dome Inc. jumped on Wednesday on speculation
it could be in the takeover sights of rival Newmont Mining
Corp., but analysts were divided on whether the world's No.

Currency fluctuations making gold too big for the manipulators, Sinclair says

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5p ET Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney founder James Turk, editor of the Freemarket
Gold & Money Report and consultant to GATA, has new
commentary on the wonderful developments in Blanchard
& Co.'s lawsuit against Barrick Gold and J.P. Morgan
Chase. You can find it in the "Founder's Commentary"
box at the GoldMoney home page:

http://goldmoney.com

Speculation about possible Newmont bid for Placer Dome

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Placer rises on Newmont bid talk; analysts divided

By Nicole Mordant
http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/031105/minerals_placer_stock_1.html

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 5 (Reuters) -- Shares
in Placer Dome Inc. jumped on Wednesday on speculation
it could be in the takeover sights of rival Newmont Mining
Corp., but analysts were divided on whether the world's No.

James Turk comments on progress in Blanchard lawsuit

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2:21p ET Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Blanchard & Co., the New Orleans-based coin and
bullion dealer, announced today that the effort by
Barrick Gold and J.P. Morgan Chase to delay the
search for evidence in Blanchard's gold price-fixing
lawsuit has failed and that the lawsuit now will
move into what is called the discovery phase.

GATA has long believed that if such a lawsuit could

Speculation about possible Newmont bid for Placer Dome

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5:12p ET Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Jim Sinclair has been saying in recent commentaries
that the gold market has become the reciprocal of the
currency markets and thus is getting too big for the
gold market manipulators, who don't have enough
power to control the currency markets too. Check out
his latest on this subject, "Currencies Control Gold
-- COT Becomes Ineffective":

Blanchard lawsuit against Barrick and Morgan wins power to extract evidence

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5:10p ET Monday, November 3, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In his latest "StockWatch" column, CBSMarketWatch
Editor Thom Calandra, a speaker at the New Orleans
Investment Conference just concluded, recounts some
of the conference's best remarks. You can find the
column here:

http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BE2ECE1B7%2D4D7F%

Some of the best remarks at the New Orleans Investment Conference

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12:49p ET Friday, October 31, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

A few minutes ago GATA Chairman Bill Murphy got an
enthusiastic reception to his presentation at the New
Orleans Investment Conference, in which he described
GATA's progress and announced that a candidate for
president of the United States will be taking up the
gold issue. (More on that later.)

Conference organizer Brien Lundin, editor of Gold

Barrick''s hedge book has become a major problem for the company

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1:35 CT Thursday, October 30, 2003

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

As the New Orleans Investment Conference opens
amid tremendous excitement in the natural
resources markets, MineWeb's Tim Wood offers a
long interview with GATA Chairman Bill Murphy and
a report on the remarks of some of the early
speakers. "The message," Wood writes, "seems to
be to own gold in case everything gets pear-shaped

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