Daily Dispatches

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

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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

Ted Butler: Test your brain about the future price of silver

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Gold producer dehedging seen rising in 2004: GFMS

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4625332

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 22 (Reuters) --
De-hedging by gold producers could this year outstrip
levels reached in 2003, boosted by world No. 2 producer
AngloGold Ltd. as it unwinds contracts to sell unmined

This year''s gold producer de-hedging is forecast to be greater than last''s

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Gold bugs or gold bulls?

By Peter Brimelow
CBSMarketWatch.com
Monday, March 22, 2004

http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B0B4DF8BA%2D51C7%
2D4974%2DAE42%2D72C67F4B59FD%7D&siteid=mktw

NEW YORK -- "The REAL Gold Bull Market?" cheerfully proposed
gold friend Bill Buckner of The Privateer in his Saturday comment,

Peter Brimelow gets comment on where gold and its shares are going

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5:27p ET Sunday, March 21, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Urgent new commentaries at Gold-Eagle by Richard
Russell of Dow Theory Letters:

http://www.gold-eagle.com/gold_digest_04/russell032304.html

... and by Jay Taylor of J Taylor's Gold and
Technology Stocks newsletter:

http://www.gold-eagle.com/gold_digest_04/taylor032304.html

Commentaries by Richard Russell and Jay Taylor at Gold-Eagle

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Japanese Authorities May Cease Yen-Selling Interventions

By Jim Sinclair
Saturday, March 20, 2004
http://www.jsmineset.com/

Informed discussions in Japan concerning the possibility
that the Bank of Japan might cease intervention in the
yen is being seen in the currency trading fraternity as a
possible trap for the dollar bears.

But reports of these discussions lend credence to my

Statistics lie on the true cost of living: Robert Kuttner

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1:19p ET Saturday, March 20, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

As always there are some great commentaries posted
at Gold-Eagle today but these two may be worth
special attention:

"Japan's Abrupt About-Face" by GATA consultant
James Turk:

http://www.gold-eagle.com/editorials_04/turk032004.html

And "The Message Behind the Japanese Central Bank's

Get Morgan Chase out of mine management; and another insight from Ted Butler

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11:45a ET Saturday, March 20, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

A news flash that Osama bin Laden's deputy in the
terrorist organization al Qaeda was surrounded in a
battle in Pakistan was used to stall the rally in the
gold price Thursday. Today, with most markets
closed, the news has changed. As Reuters reorts in
the story appended here, whoever is surrounded in
Pakistan is someone else.

What is Japan up to with the dollar and gold?

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12:48p ET Saturday, March 20, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA consultant James Turk, editor of The Freemarket
Gold & Money Report and proprietor of GoldMoney.com,
has published today some technical analysis headlined
"Gold Rises Five Days in a Row."

Turk observes: "Gold appears to be breaking out of the flag
pattern that has formed over the last two months. Note that

Sinclair raises selling targets in gold-trading strategy

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Statistics Lie On The True Cost Of Living

By Robert Kuttner
The Boston Globe
Thursday, March 18, 2004

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/
03/1
7/statistics_lie_on_the_true_cost_of_living/

What is the matter with the whiny American voters?

They keep telling pollsters that they think America is

Terrorist leader isn''t surrounded; the U.S. dollar is

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Barrick brass in line for golden handshakes

ByPeter Kennedy
Globe and Mail, Toronto
Friday, March 19, 2004

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040319.wxrbarrick
19/BNStory/Business

VANCOUVER -- Senior executives at Barrick Gold Corp.
could receive roughly $12-million in total payouts if

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