11 May 2010

The Net Asset Value of Certain Precious Metal Funds and Trusts

The Central Fund of Canada is selling 23,600,000 units from their shelf offering at 14.85.

The proceeds will be used to buy additional gold and silver bullion. This action tends to dampen the premium. The calculations will be updated when the transactions are completed and announced on their website. Closing is expected to occur on or about May 18, 2010.

Note: As a reminder, The Cafe is long gold and silver, and has been since 2001. All that varies is the form and the degree with occasional hedging.