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MineWeb reports on Russell''s pro-gold views at New Orleans Investment Conference


Globe & Mail, Toronto
Friday, November 8, 2002

TORONTO and VANCOUVER -- Placer Dome Inc. shares have
been caught up in a torrent of trading as major mining players
mull possible takeover scenarios.

Industry sources said a number of foreign and domestic mining
companies have privately expressed interest in acquiring some

No paper is good paper these days, even in money-market funds


By Sue Thomas

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 8. (Reuters) -- South Africa's second-largest
gold producer Gold Fields on Friday denied market talk that it is
about to make a bid for Canadian peer Placer Dome Inc, but its
share price still fell on investor concerns.

"It's a vicious rumour and there is no substance to it," Gold Fields
spokesman Willie Jacobsz told Reuters.

Gold Fields' share price tumbled 8 percent to a late-session low of

Other big miners plot dismemberment of Placer Dome


Financials weak, Morgan Chase weakest

By Greg Morcroft
Thursday, November 7, 2002


NEW YORK -- J.P. Morgan Chase shares came under selling
pressure Thursday, despite a denial by the nation's second-largest
bank that it had suffered large losses on gold derivatives.

Gold Fields denies interest in acquiring Placer Dome


8:09 CT Friday, November 8, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Tim Wood of MineWeb reports on investment adviser
Richard Russell's gold-bullish comments at the New
Orleans Investment Conference. You can find the
story here:


Wall Street senses funny business with gold


Strategists counter market optimists
They advise watching yields, gold, Brazil, and banks

By Thom Calandra
November 6, 2002

"If you don't know who you are," Wall Street author and
trader George Goodman once said, "the stock market is
an expensive place to find out."

Not everyone has an identity crisis. Some strategists,
fund managers and investors know exactly who they are

GATA chairman quoted in CBS.MW story about Morgan Chase weakness


By Thom Calandra, Editor
Thursday, November 7, 2002


NEW ORLEANS -- The skeptics just don't buy it.

Contrarians -- the folks who refuse to believe the American
economy can stage a lasting rebound this year or next --

Advice from strategists who don''t trust the market


By Colleen DeBaise
Wednesday, November 6, 2002

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) -- A federal judge denied J.P. Morgan
& Co.'s request for summary judgment in its dispute with
insurers over nearly $1 billion in surety bonds on Enron Corp.
oil and gas contracts.

The ruling, handed down Wednesday by U.S. District Judge
Jed S. Rakoff in Manhattan, clears the way for the case to go
to trial Dec. 2.

CBSMarketWatch''s Thom Calandra reports from New Orleans Investment Conference


10:14a ET Thursday, November 7, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Just moments before Reuters dispatched the
story below, a Dow Jones reporter reached
GATA Chairman Bill Murphy here at the New
Orleans Investment Conference to ask about
rumors that trucks of gold had been seen
speeding from the New York Fed to the
vaults of J.P. Morgan Chase. The rumor
can be only a metaphor, of course --

Morgan loses bid for summary judgment in Enron bond case


Goldman, JPM face 'laddering' action;
SEC cracking down on IPO practice

By Steve Gelsi
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002

NEW YORK -- The Securities and Exchange Commission
notified Goldman Sachs Group and JP Morgan Chase
that it recommended filing civil securities-fraud and
market-manipulation charges against the firms for
directing shares of initial public offerings to clients

SEC may bring market-manipulation charges against Goldman, Morgan Chase


8:10a ET Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The co-sponsors of the Monetary Reform and
Accountability Act, H.R. 3732, which would
require the U.S. Treasury Department and
its Exchange Stabilization Fund to obtain the
approval of Congress before intervening in
the gold market, were easily re-elected

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, received 68
percent of the vote, and U.S. Rep. John B.

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