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Section: Daily Dispatches

Who's next? The Financial Times? The Economist? Bloomberg News?

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Any U.S. Attempt to Restrain Gold Price Would Backfire, Says Jeffries' Christopher Wood

By Ernest Hoffman
Kitco News, Montreal
Friday, April 12, 2024

The U.S. government may be tempted to restrain gold prices, but this would only serve to drive bullion higher, according to the latest Greed & Fear Report from Christopher Wood, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Jeffries.

Wood wrote that there is an "obvious temptation on the part of a major central bank to seek to try to manage the gold price," and shared an anomalous move in Comex gold futures as an example of how this kind of management might appear. 

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Guanajuato Silver Reports Best Ever Quarterly Production

Company Announcement
Friday, April 5, 2024

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada -- Guanajuato Silver Co. Ltd. announces consolidated production results for the three months ended March 31, 2024. Production results are generated from the company's wholly owned El Cubo Mines Complex, Valenciana Mines Complex, and San Ignacio Mine in Guanajuato, Mexico, the El Horcon Mine in Jalisco, Mexico, and the Topia Mine in Durango, Mexico.

Production during the quarter of 987,312 silver-equivalent ounces is the best quarter in the company's history since production began at the company's El Cubo mines complex in Q4 2021. ...

James Anderson, chairman and CEO, said: "Q1 generated our best production performance to date and continues the trend of demonstrable quarter-over-quarter increases in precious metals production. ..."

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"At 3 p.m. New York time last Thursday there was a $1. billion sale of gold futures in about three minutes that temporarily knocked the bullion spot price," he pointed out, and while he has no idea who was behind it, he noted that "a soaring gold price is not in the interest of the relevant authorities any more than a surging oil price is."

Wood wrote that while the drivers of the oil price rally are fairly obvious, "the near-term drivers of the current gold rally are much less clear." ...

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