Daily Dispatches

Pam and Russ Martens: Chairman says Fed has only 'lending powers,' so how does it own trillions in securities?

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By Pam and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell had one focus and one focus only at yesterday's press conference. That was to come across as the epitome of prudence and law-abiding virtue. Unfortunately, the cold, hard facts on the ground keep getting in the way of that narrative.

Senate committee to act next week on embattled Fed nominee Shelton

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By Alexander Bolton
The Hill, Washington
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The Senate Banking Committee is expected to mark up Judy Shelton's nomination to the Federal Reserve next Tuesday, a signal she is expected to pass the panel along with Christopher Waller, another Fed nominee.

Jan Nieuwenhuijs: What caused the New York vs. London gold price spread and why it persists

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1201p ET Thursday, April 30, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Voima Gold researcher Jan Nieuwenhuijs today examines why gold prices in London and New York have yet to consolidate and concludes that it likely involves the difficulty bullion banks are experiencing in closing short positions and the general retreat from gold trading that has been ordered by risk managers at the banks.

Zijin warns Papua New Guinea of China's anger over end of gold mine lease

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By Tom Westbrook and Tom Daly
Reuters
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

China's Zijin Mining has warned Papua New Guinea that its failure to renew the lease of a gold mine it jointly owns with Barrick Gold Corp. there could damage bilateral relations.

Venezuela asks Bank of England to sell its gold to UN for coronavirus relief, sources tell Reuters

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By Corina Pons and Mayela Armas
Reuters
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

CARACAS -- Venezuela is asking the Bank of England to sell part of the South American nation's gold reserves held in its coffers and send the proceeds to the United Nations to help with the country's coronavirus-fighting efforts, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.

Russian central bank sees no need to restart gold buying

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From Reuters
Wednesday, August 29, 2020

MOSCOW -- Russia's central bank sees no current need to restart purchases of gold for its reserves, it said in a letter to an association of Russian banks, a copy of which was seen by Reuters today.

Short squeeze is ending gold suppression by derivatives, Macleod tells KWN

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12:50p ET Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

With infinite money now being created by the Federal Reserve, GoldMoney research director Alasdair Macleod tells King World News, bullion banks that are typically short gold are striving to close their positions and restricting their trading desks.

Pam and Russ Martens: How the Fed manipulated junk bonds to help the Dow

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By Pam and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Deepest gold mines are on a 'cliff' as virus cuts output

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No problem. The paper mills are still operating and people are still buying paper gold.

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By Felix Njini
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

South Africa's gold industry output has dwindled to a fifth of its 1970s' peak as ever-deepening shafts and higher costs take their toll. The coronavirus may pose an even bigger threat.

Craig Hemke at Sprott Money: Brighter days for the mining shares

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8:30p ET Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

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