Daily Dispatches

"Ici est tombe...." On Choosing to Fight


Gold At $2,500?
By Susan Kitchens

Leigh Goehring manages over $400 million worth of
metals, energy, and paper stocks for Prudential
Investments in Newark, New Jersey, and manages them
well. Over the past five years, his Prudential Natural
Resources fund has returned an annualized 10.9 percent
-- modest compared with the S&P 500's 24.2 percent, but
impressive considering the depressed state of most

Forbes article features gold/commodities bull


By Barry FitzGerald and David McKay
July 11, 2000

South Africa's AngloGold is being tipped as the most
likely suitor for Normandy Mining, the Australian gold
miner that has recently seen its share price strike a
five-month high on takeover speculation.

Despite suggestions that AngloGold is not so hot on
Normandy and a recent fallback in Normandy's price,
there is a growing sense that the world's largest gold

AngloGold edging toward bid for Normandy Mining


By Reginald H. Howe
July 11, 2000

"Ah! tenez, vous etes de la merde dans un bas de soie."

With this much quoted insult Napoleon concluded his
famous tirade against Talleyrand in 1809, an outburst
of anger that most expected would end with the grand
chamberlain hanging from a gate of the Tuileries.
Instead, he was merely dismissed. Talleyrand himself
would later suggest that Napoleon's clemency signified

Notes on the FT conference, and ESF disclosures


By Bill Murphy, Chairman
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee
July 10, 2000

Alain Despert's new Absente image, "The Green Fairy,"
which will appear in international magazines this fall,
is also going to be released as a limited edition
print. Only two artists have been selected for this
Michelle Roux campaign: Alain Despert and world-
renowned prince of pop artist Romero Britto. Britto's

GATA update for July 10, 2000


11p EDT Wednesday, July 5, 2000

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

It will not surprise you that gold was thrown back from
its $290 perch once again today. This is becoming
pretty tedious and so obvious. Does no one in the gold
industry have enough moxie to say something about the
gold market manipulation? I have said it many times
before and will say it again: Never before has an
entire industry been led by such wimps.

Gold market report for July 5, 2000


By Bill Murphy, Chairman
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
July 2, 2000

The setting for the 23rd annual Financial Times
World Gold Conference was the finest, as the
Intercontinental Hotel is surrounded by the Place de
la Concorde and the Place Vendome in the center of
the cultural and historical areas of Paris.

The Champs-Elysees is nearby, and that is the
favorite street in the entire world of Le Chien du

Report on the FT conference: The emperor has no gold


Thursday, June 39, 2000

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

It was a long trip back today to Dallas from Paris and
the Financial Times gold conference, and it is 2 in the
morning France time, so this will be short and sweet.
Tomorrow I will begin to cover the conference for you.
I think it was a big plus for GATA in all respects.

Reg Howe of www.GoldenSextant.com attended the
conference on GATA's behalf, and www.LeMetropoleCafe.

Report from Paris: GFMS hides from GATA''s challenge


10p EDT Sunday, June 25, 2000

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA's delegation to the Financial Times Gold
Conference in Paris will issue the challenge below at
the opening of the conference in a few hours. Please
post this as seems useful.

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

* * *


TO: Attendees of the 23rd Financial World Gold

GATA challenges Gold Fields Mineral Services


Is the Luster Returning?

After a decades-long slide,
gold may be telling us something

By Rick Lombardi
June 2000

(Charts not reproduced here)

In the 104 years since a defiant William Jennings Bryan
delivered his fiery "cross of gold" speech before the
Democratic National Convention in Chicago, not much has
changed. Gold's role as an economic linchpin, a store
of value and medium of exchange remains hotly debated.

Barron''s article is favorable to gold


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Not to be reproduced without permission

By Bill Murphy
June 24, 2000

Spot Gold $283, down $2.40
Spot Silver $4.94, down 2 cents

The technicals -- from the best to the worst, what does
it matter? Another gold spike has been stomped by the
manipulation crowd. The culprits midweek were AIG, the

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