Daily Dispatches

Fuller''s 22 1/2-year metals cycle forecasts "perfect storm" in gold


By Bill Murphy, Chairman
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
March 10, 2001

The Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee is pleased
to announce that James Turk will be one of the
speakers at the GATA Africa Gold Summit in
Durban, South Africa, on May 10, 2001.

The summit will be held at the Durban Hilton
Hotel and the Durban Conference Center.

James joins Reg Howe, Frank Veneroso, and me

Sunday New York Times takes note of stirring in gold


1:17p ET Friday, March 9, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy, "Midas" to his subscribers
at www.LeMetropoleCafe.com, has just flashed the
following to his subscribers. Since I'm stealing this
for you, I'll give him the plug of urging you to
check out the cafe and consider a free trial

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

Michael Kosares'' daily market commentary at www.USAGold.com


By Reginald H. Howe
March 9, 2001

Because there is some confusion over what is scheduled to happen in
U.S. District Court in Boston on March 15, and also because all
parties to the case have filed a joint motion with the court to
establish a slightly modified schedule, I am providing this status
report, which also should help to reduce somewhat my e-mail traffic.

The normal rules of procedure in federal district courts require a

Gold market alert from "Midas"


By Bill Murphy, Chairman
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
Friday, March 9, 2001

The following article appeared in last night's Platt's
news dispatches and was reprinted today by Reuters:

* * *

New York (Platt's) 8 Mar 2001 -- A member of South
Africa's Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA), a
free-market activist group, has written to U.S. Treasury
Secretary Paul O'Neill, asking him to intervene to free

BIS/gold price-fixing litigation status report


Gold prices touch two-month high;
shares of metals companies edge higher

By Myra P. Saefong
Friday, March 9, 2001

NEW YORK (CBS.MW) -- Gold futures prices climbed to their highest
level in two months Friday, as a continued rise in gold lease rates
resulted in increased bank lender buying of the precious metal.
Shares of metals edged higher on the back of gold's price gains.

Platt''s reports Bamford letter to treasury secretary


By Michael Kosares
Friday, March 9, 2001

Gold roared higher this morning spurred by international physical
buying for portfolio insurance purposes, short covering, rocketing
short-term gold lease rates (now at 6.275 percent) and aggressive
speculation that the price is headed higher.

At the top of our Daily Market Report page we have a quote from
analysts David Skarica, which reads: "It is our feeling that the

Gold lease rates continue rise


By Bill Murphy
March 8, 2001

Spot gold $265.40 up $3.70
Spot silver $4.48 up 6 cents

Clinton did it. I can see the new White House pointing the finger at
his administration when the gold price goes berserk and the financial
world is trying to figure out what is going on and how this could
have happened.

On that note, the office of Dow Jones White House correspondent John

"Midas" commentary for March 8, 2001


11a ET Wednesday, March 7, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

It's vital to hear what the other side has to
say and always to be testing one's beliefs, so
take a look at Clif Droke's latest essay at


Droke seems to be arguing that all gold mining

Important essays on suppression of gold price


Wednesday March 7, 05:50 PM

Treasury continues drive to halve gold reserves

By Sara Marani

LONDON (Reuters) - The Treasury says it will sell 120 tonnes of gold
in six auctions this year and next, continuing its partly completed
plan to cut the country's gold holdings to 300 tonnes from 715 tonnes.

This third set of 20-tonne auctions will start in May, and continues
Britain's programme to restructure and modernise its reserve holdings

Bank of England modifies gold auction program


10p ET Tuesday, March 6, 2001

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Hard-money people -- and these days that term may
include anyone who doesn't believe in using Sunday
newspaper grocery coupons as mortgage collateral --
may want to consider attending the spring dinner
meeting of the Committee for Monetary Research and
Education on Wednesday, April 4.

It will be held, as usual, at the sumptuous Union Club,

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