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Tightness reported in London gold market

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 17:30

Gold Demand from China and India Picks Up

By Henry Sanderson
Financial Times, London
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

London's gold market is showing tentative signs of increased demand for bullion from consumers in emerging markets, after the price of the precious metal fell to its lowest level in five years in July.

The cost of borrowing physical gold in London has risen sharply in recent weeks. That has been driven by dealers needing gold to deliver to refineries in Switzerland before it is melted down and sent to places such as India, according to market participants.

The rise "does indicate there is physical tightness in the market for gold for immediate delivery," said Jon Butler, analyst at Mitsubishi. ...

... For the remainder of the report:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/eae18206-5154-11e5-b029-b9d50a74fd14.html

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Lawrence Williams leaves MineWeb for Sharps Pixley and his own Internet site

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:14

8:10a ET Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Lawrence Williams, who long has written for MineWeb and is among the few financial writers willing to acknowledge the evidence of central bank manipulation of the gold market, advises that his commentary is moving away from MineWeb.

Williams writes: "I am now publishing precious metals commentary on www.sharpspixley.com and www.biznews.com/gold. Meanwhile I will also continue to add material my own blogsite, www.lawrieongold.com, which is free to access and has already gained a good following since its inception back in mid-December last year."

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
CPowell@GATA.org

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NYPost's John Crudele: Why the Federal Reserve should be audited

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 09:06

By John Crudele
New York Post
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It is time for a comprehensive audit of Janet Yellen's Federal Reserve -- and not just for the reasons presidential candidate Rand Paul and others have given.

The Fed needs to be audited to see if its ruling body has broken the law by manipulating financial markets that are outside its jurisdiction. A thorough investigation of the Fed will show once and for all if its former chief Ben Bernanke and current Chairwoman Yellen should go to jail. ...

The Fed should be audited as a brokerage firm would be -- its financial holdings, its transactions, market orders, emails, and phone calls. Special attention should be given to what is called the "trade blotter" at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which handles all market transactions for the Fed.

The Fed's dealing with foreign central banks -- especially at times of market stress -- should be given special attention. Trades in the wee hours of the morning should be in the spotlight. ...

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Turk sees signs of turnaround for metals and silver's outperformance

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 21:22

8:20p ET Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In an interview with King World News, GoldMoney founder James Turk sees indications that the bull market in gold and silver is about to resume that the silver will take the lead. The interview is excerpted at the King World News blog here:

http://kingworldnews.com/as-stock-market-plunge-the-war-in-gold-and-silv...

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New York Sun: Gold standard isn't as crazy as today's central banking

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:06

9:05p ET Monday, August 31, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The New York Sun tonight comments on a conference held in Wyoming by the American Principles Project to counter the one held there annually by the Federal Reserve. Quoting the financial writer Judy Shelton, the Sun says returning to a gold standard would be less crazy than the daily weirdness of today's central banking. The Sun's editorial is headlined "'Crazy'?" and it's posted here:

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Dubai gold retailer defaults on $136 million

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:11

By Stanley Carvalho and Tom Arnold
Reuters
Monday, August 31, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A Dubai-based gold and jewellery retailer has defaulted on loans worth about 500 million dirhams ($136.2 million), with banks considering options including legal action to retrieve the money, four banking and trade sources told Reuters.

The non-payment by Atlas Jewellery, which has more than 50 branches across the Gulf and in India, affects at least 15 banks, the sources said on condition of anonymity because the information isn't public.

It was not clear why Atlas Jewellery had failed to honor its debts. Company officials declined to comment and Reuters was unable to contact the company's owner, M.M. Ramachandran. ...

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Zero Hedge: More foreign gold withdrawn from NY Fed in July

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:29

11:28p ET Sunday, August 30, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Zero Hedge reports today that foreign government gold continued to be withdrawn from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in July, another 9.5 tonnes:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-30/2014-foreign-central-banks-have...

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ISIS advertises its new gold coins but still pays its gunmen in U.S. dollars

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 15:08

ISIS Release Pictures of Their New Gold Coins They Say Will 'Break Capitalist Enslavement' -- So Why Are They Still Paying Their Deranged Gunmen in U.S. Dollars?

By Tom Wyke
Daily Mail, London
Sunday, August 30, 2015

ISIS have released a new hour-long video, showing off their latest propaganda tool -- their very own coin currency.

The video, which includes a dreary and distorted history of world economics, shows the smelting of gold, silver, and copper coins.

Dramatised by clips from Hollywood war films, the film accuses the United States of "confiscating Americans' real wealth through an executive decree" with the introduction of the Gold Reserve Act in 1934.

Yet despite their glorification of their new currency, ISIS have no other means to pay their band of jihadis except through the use of U.S. dollars. ...

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App for that? BitGold looks to take gold savings mainstream

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 14:59

By Ian Bickis
The Canadian Press
via CTV News, Toronto
August 30, 2015

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada -- Want to buy gold as a savings alternative? Well, you guessed it -- there's an app for that.

Josh Crumb, co-founder of BitGold, says he created the software that automatically links buyers to bullion dealers and storage companies because he wanted to make it easier for people to own gold as a hedge against inflation and as a store of value.

"It's just so much easier, like everything else, to do it from your mobile phone," Crumb said.

The system charges a 1 percent fee to exchange cash into gold and back but storage is free. It also allows users to transfer their gold value to a prepaid credit card, so they can actually buy a cup of coffee with their gold holdings, Crumb said.

"It gives the ability without having to go to coin shops and shave off some flakes of gold to buy something." ...

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Reuters: South Africa to promote platinum as central bank reserve asset

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 17:47

So why haven't they figured this out for gold too? Are there no patriots in South Africa's government?

* * *

South African Mine Industry Job Plan Targets Platinum as Central Bank Reserve Asset

By Ed Stoddard
Reuters
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

JOHANNESBURG, South African -- South Africa's mining industry, unions, and the government have committed to a broad plan to stem job losses, including boosting platinum by promoting the metal as a central bank reserve asset, according to a draft agreement seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

The parties also said they would strive to delay layoffs, sell distressed mining assets instead of closing them, and look at ways of streamlining the legal process employers must follow to cut jobs.

The mining industry, which contributes around 7 percent to Africa's most developed economy, is struggling with sinking commodity prices, rising costs, and labor unrest, forcing a number of companies into mine closures and layoffs.

The agreement is expected to be signed on Monday next week after its details were hammered out on Tuesday.

The draft agreement lays out 10 wide interventions including getting the BRICS group of emerging nations to hold "platinum as a reserve asset" -- like gold -- in their central banks. Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa comprise the BRICS.

South Africa sits on close to 80 percent of the world's known reserves of platinum, a metal used in emissions-capping catalytic converters and facing depressed demand. ...

... For the remainder of the report:

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At KWN, Maguire cites 'permanent' backwardation, repatriation delays

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 16:04

3p ET Friday, August 28, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Interviewed today by King World News, London metals trader Andrew Maguire describes increasing strains in the gold banking system, including "permanent" backwardation and delays in gold repatriations. Maguire's interview is excerpted at the KWN blog here:

http://kingworldnews.com/andrew-maguire-warns-recent-chaos-is-a-prelude-...

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
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TF Metals Report: August gold delivery update

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:37

10:35a ET Friday, August 28, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The TF Metals Report's Turd Ferguson today reviews deliveries reported for August gold contracts on the New York Commodities Exchange and concludes:

"The entire Comex delivery scheme is nothing but a paper shuffle of warehouse receipts. Very little real gold is ever moved. Each 'delivery' month is just a shell game where the banks simply pass ownership claims back and forth."

Far from making a market, the point of the Comex in gold seems to be to prevent a market from ever developing.

The TF Metals Report's analysis is headlined "August Gold Delivery Update" and it's posted here:

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Is the Fed behind the stock market and commodity crashes?

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:33

5:32p ET Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Suspicion is growing that the Federal Reserve is behind the crash of the stock market as well as the crash of the commodity market.

Financial writer Charles Hugh Smith, in commentary reposted at Zero Hedge yesterday, headlined his analysis "What If the Crash Is as Rigged as Everything Else?":

http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2015/08/what-if-crash-is-as-rigged-...

Today Leonard Brecken of Oilprice.com asks, "Did the Fed Intentionally Spark a Commodity Selloff?":

http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Did-The-Fed-Intentionally-Spar...

Of course back in 2001 the British economist Peter Warburton, in his essay "The Debasement of World Currency: It Is Inflation But Not as We Know It," wrote that Western central banks were using their investment bank agents and derivatives to suppress commodity prices generally to prevent commodities from being used as hedges against monetary inflation:

http://www.gata.org/node/8303

And last year it was disclosed by filings at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission that CME Group, operator of the major futures exchanges in the United States, offers secret futures trading accounts and discounts to central banks and governments and considers central banks and governments to be among its major customers:

http://www.gata.org/node/14385

http://www.gata.org/node/14411

These are matters financial journalism would pursue if it existed in the West.

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Avery Goodman: Fed spent $23 billion in three days but still had trouble pushing up stocks

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:04

5:03p ET Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Colorado securities lawyer Avery Goodman writes today that the U.S. stock market's recent recovery is entirely a matter of the Federal Reserve's injection of unprecedented amounts of money via "temporary open market operations" through primary dealers in U.S. government securities -- and for a while even the unprecedented amounts failed to halt the market's slide.

Goodman writes: "Absent money printing, there will be a very large decline in stock prices. We do not yet know the timing. If the decision is to print more money, as is likely, stocks will rise when looked at in nominal terms. However, the Fed will lose so much credibility that the value of the dollar will be greatly impacted. For that reason a significant delay in making that decision will probably occur. Stocks must fall first, and the techniques they are now using must be proven to be a definitive failure."

People should send Goodman's analysis to their members of Congress and ask them to report whether the Fed is operating as he describes and, if so, if the country has exchanged free markets for a covert command economy.

Goodman's analysis is headlined "The Fed Spent $23 Billion in 3 Days But Still Had a Hard Time Pushing Up Stocks" and it's posted at Seeking Alpha here:

http://seekingalpha.com/article/3472286-the-fed-spent-23-billion-in-3-da...

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Mike Kosares: Key trade in gold market signals China's intentions

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 14:15

1:14p ET Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Despite the slowing of its economy, China will have increasing influence on the price of gold and will push the gold trade toward physical delivery, USAGold's Michael Kosares writes today. His commentary is headlined "Key Trade in Gold Market Signals China's Intentions" and it's posted at USAGold's Internet site here:

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Alasdair Macleod: Economics of a crash

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 13:35

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

For the moment investors are in shock, seeking reassurance and keenly intent on preserving their diminishing assets, instead of reflecting on the broader economic reasons behind it. To mainstream financial commentators, blame for a crash is always placed on remote factors, such as China's financial crisis, and has little to do with events closer to home. Analysis of this sort is selective and badly misplaced. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the economic background to today's markets as well as the likely consequences. ...

Equity markets are telling us that the debt crisis is now upon us again. The detailed course that events will take from here cannot be predicted, but we can be certain that over the coming months governments will be ready to move heaven and earth to prevent a deepening crisis, by any means at their disposal. In this respect the lesson of the Lehman crisis is that flooding the system with money and guarantees of more money actually works.

Gone will be any pretence of monetary discipline, gone will be any pretense of higher interest rates, and gone will be any constraint on the issuance of yet more debt. A crisis of malinvestment has become a crisis of the financial system, and will soon become a crisis of currencies. We can be increasingly certain that debt will be extinguished not by debtors reckoning with creditors, but by the debasement of money, and that this outcome becomes the unstated objective of policy makers. ...

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New York Sun: Another 'barbarous relic'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:15

Another 'Barbarous Relic'

From the New York Sun
Thursday, August 27, 2015

That's the headline over a Financial Times editorial calling on authorities to consider phasing out the use of cash -- by everyone, not just governments. This is what it has come down to. The government has run down the value of the dollar to less than 2 percent of what it was worth when our parents were born. Now it is itching to ban the use of banknotes and gets an endorsement from, of all broadsheets, the "world business newspaper." The FT refers to the banknotes as "another 'barbarous relic,'" which, it says, is the "moniker Keynes gave to gold."

Actually, it was to the gold standard that Keynes gave that moniker. He did so in his 1924 "Tract on Monetary Reform," in which he wrote: "In truth, the gold standard is already a barbarous relic." Added he: "All of us, from the Governor of the Bank of England downwards, are now primarily interested in preserving the stability of business, prices, and employment, and are not likely, when the choice is forced on us, deliberately to sacrifice these to outworn dogma, which had its value once, of 3 pounds, 17 shillings, 10 1/2 pence per ounce." ...

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China sells U.S. Treasuries to support yuan

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:49

From Bloomberg News
Thursday, August 27, 2015

China has cut its holdings of U.S. Treasuries this month to raise dollars needed to support the yuan in the wake of a shock devaluation two weeks ago, according to people familiar with the matter.

Channels for such transactions include China selling directly, as well as through agents in Belgium and Switzerland, said one of the people, who declined to be identified as the information isn't public. China has communicated with U.S. authorities about the sales, said another person. They didn't reveal the size of the disposals.

The People's Bank of China has been offloading dollars and buying yuan to support the exchange rate, a policy that's contributed to a $315 billion drop in its foreign-exchange reserves over the last 12 months. The $3.65 trillion stockpile will fall by some $40 billion a month in the remainder of 2015 because of the intervention, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey. ...

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Dave Kranzler: Silver shortage update -- another delay from Apmex

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 16:41

3:40p ET Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Dave Kranzler of Investment Research Dynamics reports today that premiums for silver products are the highest they've been in seven years and shortages are developing even as silver futures prices have been pushed way down. Kranzler's commentary is headlined "Silver Shortage Update: Another Delay From Apmex" and it's posted at IRD's Internet site here:

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John Crudele: How Washington will try to rig the stock market

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:46

By John Crudele
New York Post
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

How long will it be before Washington decides to rig the U.S. stock market?

Well, it could have happened Monday around noon.

The U.S. Treasury admitted that it had been in touch with "market participants." Was that just a social call or was Treasury Secretary Jack Lew lining up his market manipulators?

The rig didn't take, even though the Dow Jones Industrial Average went from a loss of more than 1,000 points to one-tenth that amount around lunchtime.

But by the end of the day, the Dow still lost an incredible 586.13 points, or 3.6 percent.

But just because the market manipulation didn't work on Monday doesn't mean Washington will stop trying. ...

... For the remainder of the report:

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