Daily Dispatches

Suddenly smaller, Morgan is considered possible takeover target

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Fear index to boost gold, say many
Bullion backers will present forecasts next month

By Thom Calandra, Editor
CBS.MarketWatch.com
Monday, Oct. 21, 2002

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/yhoo/story.asp?
source=blq/yhoo&siteid=yhoo&dist=yhoo&guid=%7BBD2A7AE7%2D8F43%2D43EC%
2D9985%2DB5C5CF9623F9%7D

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bullion believers are more convinced

Bullion backers will present forecasts next month

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8p Sunday, October 20, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Below is the program for the fall dinner conference of
the Committee for Monetary Research and Education,
to be held on the evening of Wednesday, November
20, at the Union Club in New York.

The conference will emphasize discussion of a topic
important to GATA -- the credit vulnerabilities of
banks, corporations, and countries -- and your

Here''s program for CMRE dinner conference in New York on Nov. 20

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8:21p ET Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA will play a big part at the New Orleans
Investment Conference at the Fairmont Hotel
next month, from Wednesday, November 6,
through Sunday, November 10. The conference
will hear from GATA Chairman Bill Murphy, GATA
consultants Reg Howe, James Turk, and Mike
Bolser, and even your secretary/treasurer, as
follows:

Schedule of GATA events at New Orleans Investment Conference

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By John Dizard
Financial Times
www.ft.com
October 11, 2002

In what is often called the "Taliban" or "fundamentalist"
wing of the goldbug movement, Barrick Gold is reviled
as the Great Satan, intent on driving down the gold
price through its derivatives activities, in league with
either the Federal Reserve, or the Illuminati, or both.

Barrick's position, with which I have agreed over the

Barrick''s gold hedging questioned in Financial Times

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7:36p ET Thursday, October 10, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Mineweb.com tonight has a great interview with our friend
John Hathaway of Tocqueville Gold Fund, who is very good
at putting distractions aside and getting down to basics.
You can find the interview here:

http://www.mips1.net/mgcl.nsf/UNID/BVRN-5ESMW2?OpenDocument

Mineweb interviews Tocqueville Gold Fund''s John Hathaway

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Moody's cuts J.P. Morgan senior debt rating

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (Reuters) -- Moody's Investors Service
today cut J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.'s long-term debt
ratings, affecting about $42 billion of debt, reflecting
concern about the No. 2 U.S. banking company's
medium- and long-term business outlook.

Moody's cut J.P. Morgan's senior unsecured debt
one notch to "A1," its fifth highest grade, from "Aa3,"

Another downgrade for Morgan Chase

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2:07a ET Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA welcomes a new corporate supporter,
Platinum Group Metals Ltd., which was
introduced to GATA by our friend Ron
Struthers of the Resource Stock Advisory
newsletter.

Ron has provided a brief description of
the company, which is appended below.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. becomes supporter of GATA

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1:16a ET Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Reuters dispatch appended here about
U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm may explain a lot about
why Wall Street and its investment banks got
everything they wanted from the Senate
Banking Committee when Gramm was its
chairman. Lately he has been the committee's
ranking Republican minority member.

No doubt Senator Gramm will keep voting

Wall Street rewards Senator Gramm for years of loyal subservience

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1:16a ET Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The Reuters dispatch appended here about
U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm may explain a lot about
why Wall Street and its investment banks got
everything they wanted from the Senate
Banking Committee when Gramm was its
chairman. Lately he has been the committee's
ranking Republican minority member.

No doubt Senator Gramm will keep voting

(No subject)

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NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Wall Street is still advising
investors to buy shares of ailing companies even as
they file for bankruptcy, according to a study
released on Monday.

Weiss Ratings, a market research firm, said it found
that 46 of the 62 brokerage houses covering companies
that filed for bankruptcy between May 1 and Aug. 31
continued to recommend buying or holding those
shares as the companies filed Chapter 11.

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