Daily Dispatches

Gold breaks out against Swiss franc, nearly so against other currencies: Turk


9:37p ET Thursday, March 25, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

David Bond's latest "Wallace Street Journal" essay is a
masterpiece of silver triumphalism, demolishing the myth
that digital photography is much of a threat to silver
consumption. An excerpt:

"Folks with kilobuck-costing digital cameras are watching
their ink-jet prints of the family taken on their fancy
compact disks and memory sticks fade and fall apart in

Jason Hommel updates silver share valuations and adds comments at SilverSeek.com


Barrick Gold braced for bid from Newmont

By Edward Simpkins
The Telegraph, London
Sunday, March 28, 2004


Barrick Gold, the world's third biggest gold producer, is
on a high state of bid alert amid suggestions that Newmont,

What should gold''s friends think of a Newmont takeover of Barrick?


London Times says Japan's currency intervention is over


LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) -- Japan's 150-billion-pound
($273 billion) campaign to weaken the yen and strengthen
the dollar has officially come to an end, the Times newspaper

Barrick preparing for acquisition bid by Newmont, London Telegraph says


11:31p ET Sunday, March 28, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldMoney founder James Turk, editor of The Freemarket
Gold & Money Report and consultant to GATA, reports
that gold has broken out against the Swiss franc and
seems to be on the verge of doing so against the euro,
yen, and British pound.

In a new essay at GoldMoney.com, Turk writes: "If gold
breaks out of its base against these other currencies,

Beware of a rule change in silver, Appel warns; and Puplava''s super-bull market


9:31p ET Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Someone else also "got it" about silver a long time
ago: Jim Puplava of FinancialSense.com, who, last
July, put together what may be the most comprehensive,
documented, and illustrated case for investing in
silver. It quotes GATA statistician Mike Bolser and
is more timely than ever. You can find it here:


David Bond: Digital photography is no good without silver


8:20p ET Thursday, March 24, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Important reading tonight....

SilverSeek.com excerpts Dr. Richard Appel's most recent
edition of the "Financial Insights" newsletter to warn,
"Beware of a Rule Change in Silver":


On silver, somebody besides Murphy, Butler, and Morgan is starting to understand


By John Wilmerding

Enron, telecom, and the other unprecedented U.S. corporate
financial scandals were the warning sign. But government didn't
act, partly because Enron and the windfall profits generated by
manipulating California fuel prices in 2000 helped (s)elect Bush
into the White House. And everything the president has done
since then has been in favor of profits for the big corporate

The comprehensive case for silver, by Jim Puplava


The Silver Lining:
Silver in Early Stages of Bull Run

By Elliott H. Gue
Wall Street Winners
March 24, 2004


MCLEAN, Va. -- Part precious metal and part industrial
commodity, silver never seems to get the attention it

Wars are fought to keep oil under the dollar''s control


8:50p ET Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Dr. Richard S. Appel, publisher of the monthly newsletter
Financial Insights, whose mining stock picks may be the
best in the business, takes note of the silver campaign
of GATA and its ally, silver market analyst, activist, and
hero Ted Butler, in the newsletter's April issue, which
was distributed today.

Appel's comments, which are appended here, are actually a

Richard Appel: As silver soars, hats off to Ted Butler and GATA


By Theodore Butler
March 23, 2004

The price of silver has surged to multi-year highs, to levels
last seen 16 years ago. That means that anyone who purchased
silver any time since 1988 should be holding silver at a profit.
More specifically, at $7.50 per ounce, silver is more than 50
percent higher than its $4.80 average price for the past 15
years. It also means that anyone holding a short position

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