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Fleckenstein is surprised by gold's price action but he shouldn't be

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10:35p ET Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Interviewed by King World News, money manager Bill Fleckenstein of Fleckenstein Capital acknowledges being confused by today's price action in gold and silver.

"As for the metals," Fleckenstein says, "I'm kind of surprised they were hit as hard as they were. ... I don't really see why gold should act so terribly."

Gold is half of Indians' physical assets, ahead of real estate, study finds

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Indians Still Fancy Gold, Study Says

By a Special Correspondent
The Hindu, Chennai, India
Wednesday, December 13, 2016

The total wealth held by individuals in India rose 8.5 percent to Rs.304 lakh crore in the financial year 2015-16 and is expected to further increase to Rs.558 lakh crore over the next five years, according to the India Wealth Report 2016 by Karvy Private Wealth.

Another social cost of gold price suppression: Ruined environment

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11:54a ET Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Another huge social cost of gold price suppression can be seen in an illustrated essay posted this week by the internet magazine Sapiens about the environmental damage done by wildcat gold mining in the Amazon River rainforest.

All that glitters is gold in Indian city famous for jewellery craftsmanship

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By A. Shrikumar
The Hindu, Chennai, India
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

MADURAI, India -- Behind the glitzy facade of showrooms at Madurai's age-old jewellery bazaar, a labyrinth of narrow alleys leads to dingy workshops where traditional goldsmiths sit by a sizzling stove, melting and shaping the yellow metal into enviable ornaments.

Finance titans face off over $5 trillion London gold market

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By Eddie Van Der Walt
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Some of the biggest names in finance are fighting for control of the London gold market -- a $5 trillion, three-century-old trading hub that is being forced to adapt to a digital age.

Allan Flynn: 'When gold goes above 1430, we whack it'

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11:07a ET Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold researcher Allan Flynn today examines the electronic exchanges of bullion bank traders plotting their manipulation of the gold market, exchanges recently disgorged by Deutsche Bank to settle the anti-trust lawsuit against it in federal court in New York.

Trump's plans threatened by strong dollar conundrum

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By Sam Fleming and Shawn Donnan
Financial Times, London
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Koos Jansen: With gold price down, Chinese demand remains strong despite import curbs

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1:11p ET Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold researcher Koos Jansen reports today that gold demand in China remains strong, adding that it seems unlikely that the Chinese government will interfere much with gold imports. Jansen's report is headlined "November Gold Price Down, Chinese Demand Strong Despite Import Curbs" and it's posted at Bullion Star here:

Venezuelans rush to stash cash before biggest bill is voided

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By Andrew Rosati
Bloomberg News
Monday, December 12, 2016

Venezuelans on Monday were wearily rushing to deposit bank notes or dump their cash savings entirely following an announcement by President Nicolas Maduro that he was invalidating the country's biggest bill because of what he says is an attack on the nation's liquidity.

Central banks are losing control of interest rates, Turk tells King World News

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2:36p ET Monday, December 12, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Central banks are losing control of interest rates, which are signaling inflation and trouble for bonds and banks, GoldMoney founder and GATA consultant James Turk tells King World News today. An excerpt from his interview is posted at KWN here:

http://kingworldnews.com/james-turk-central-banks-are-finally-losing-con...

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