LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold and silver still flooding into PM ETFs

05 Jun 2020 - If the enormous flood of gold and silver into precious metals-backed ETFs is anything to go by, gold and silver are both overdue for a major price uptick before the end of the northern hemisphere Fall.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Unsustainable equity markets. All the more reason to invest in gold and silver

03 Jun 2020 - Economic data is dire yet equities seem to be set in recovery mode and precious metals remain under pressure. We see all this as unsustainable in the medium to long term.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Australian gold output falls in Q1. Peak gold with us?

01 Jun 2020 - Australian gold output fell by around 10 tonnes in the March quarter, possibly down to miners treating lower grade ore enabled by a sharp increase in the Australian dollar gold price.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold keeps on bouncing back; silver excelling; equities unhinged

01 Jun 2020 - Gold has been showing resilience among some serious headwinds and silver has made a substantial recovery. In our view the equities recoveries seen in May are likely to be shortlived and a serious stock market collapse could ensue.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold price manipulation/suppression large-scale, study finds

26 May 2020 - A UK Business School study into U.S. financial markets claims to have come up with proof of market manipulation/suppression, with gold a prime target of the market manipulators,

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: The dilemma that is silver

24 May 2020 - Silver has not performed well overall over the past couple of years in comparison with gold and the Gold_Silver Ratio is still above 100 - a historical high level although an improvement on a few days ago.. Could this change?

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia halts gold buying in April, but does this have a real demand impact?

21 May 2020 - As it promised the Russian central bank ceased its gold purchasing programme in April, but the effects on the overall supply/demand picture for 2020 still remain uncertain given the huge inflows into gold-backed ETFs so far this year.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold briefly hits $1,750 and Gold:Silver Ratio below 100

21 May 2020 - Gold briefly hit $1.750 on Wednesday but was brought back down again each time and sold another $20 lower today.. The gold:silver ratio briefly came down below 100, but as gold dipped, silver fell back more and the GSR ended back above 100 again.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold, silver, PGMs surge higher, but brought back down again

18 May 2020 - Gold, silver and the PGMs all shot up in price in Asian and European markets, but were brought back down to earth - gold in particular - in U.S. trading, while equities rose sharply - unjustified in our view.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: World’s top silver producers becoming pandemic hotspots

15 May 2020 - It seems to have been largely unnoticed by precious metals commentators that several of the world's top silver producers seem to have become COVID-19 virus hotspots. Could this have an impact on the global silver supply/demand balance?

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold confounds on Fed negative interest rate position

13 May 2020 - The gold price continues to behave in a hugely volatile manner with a big up and down movement either side of Jerome Powell's latest statement. Given economic data is almost universally hugely negative we see gold rising as equities continue to fall/

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold, equities and COVID-19 – a potentially apocalyptic scenario?

12 May 2020 - A listing of possibly unanswerable questions about the state of the global economy, the solutions to which have to be key to reversing what could turn out to be an apocalyptic global financial meltdown similar to that of the Great Depression.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold ETFs seeing massive inflows

10 May 2020 - The World Gold Council has published a report highlighting the massive flows into global gold ETFs in April - a flow which has continued into the current month We see these flows a pointer for wise investment in these uncertain times

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China gold demand just beginning to pick up?

08 May 2020 - The latest SGE figures for gold withdrawals in April were slightly higher than in the previous month, but not significantly so, indicating that China's likely gold consumption for the year will be substantially lower than in the prior several years

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold and silver in hiatus as equities fail to crash - for now!

06 May 2020 - Gold is finding it hard to break away from the +/- $1,700 level, as equity prices continue to see occasional recoveries, but we anticipate stock prices will inevitably fall, perhaps heavily,, and gold will be a major beneficiary should this happen

Lawrence Williams