LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia stands pat on gold reserves.

21 Apr 2021 - Once again the Russian central bank has announced a zero monthly increase in its gold reserves. Its policy of persuading its gold producers to sell their output on global markets has enabled it to keep a strong balance of payments position.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Don’t pay too much for your silver

20 Apr 2021 - Silver price premiums are riding high despite adequate supply. This is something of an anomaly that needs to be addressed by the silver investor.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: A decidedly more positive week for gold

17 Apr 2021 - The past week has seen gold surge throught the $1.750 level which had previously tended to be something of a resistance point. We foresee a period of consolidation at or around current levels and then an attack on regaining $1,800

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: U.S. inflation fears give gold a kick in the pants!

13 Apr 2021 - After a negative start in Asian and European trade, new inflation data served to awaken the gold price and give it the impetus to take another run at the $1,750 price level.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: The Murenbeeld Gold Price Forecast Update

10 Apr 2021 - In a week which saw a good recovery in the gold price, Canadian specialist economic consultancy, Murenbeeld & Co, updated their quarterlty gold forecast putting the Q4 average gold price at $1,865 an ounce,

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Chinese gold demand in March more than 2x prior year

08 Apr 2021 - Latest figures out of the SGE suggest that gold demand in China in March was more than double that of a year earlier. With latest reports also suggesting a big pick up in demand in India, things could be looking up for global gold demand.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Some Easter cheer for gold, silver and pgms.

03 Apr 2021 - After a torrid start to the week whch saw all precious metals prices sharply lower. the second half of the week saw a substantial price recovery set in. Prices remain volatile, but that does suggest a dgree of resilience at the lower price levels.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Can gold recover its lost ground?

01 Apr 2021 - Gold has had a difficult month, as have the other precious metals,. They are all in something of a hiatus period, but there are some positives out there that could change current investment sentiment.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Precious metals drop like stones. Gold back below $1,700.

30 Mar 2021 - The current week opened with precious metals prices marked down sharply in all global markets. It remains to be seen whether this trend will continue throughout the week

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russian gold reserves stand pat

26 Mar 2021 - After recording a small fall in gold reserves in January, Russia has announced no change for February. It holds world's fifth largest reported national gold reserve. We still think it may expand this given the improvement in the oil price.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Swiss gold imports and exports – approaching the normal again

25 Mar 2021 - The latest figures out of Switzerland on that country's gold exports see imports just about back to normal in respect of nations from which the gold originates, while India is far and away the largest destination for Swiss re-refined gold.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Polish Central Bank to up gold purchases, but what about Russia?

19 Mar 2021 - Last year the volume of central bank gold purchases diminished sharply but the WGC still sees net purchases in 2021 with some countries, including Poland indicating plans to add to reserves . We suspect Russia could resume gold buying too.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Whither Peak Gold as Turkey expanding output?

18 Mar 2021 - Peak Gold where global gold output starts to decline, and continue downwareds, is proving elusive as there are still nations, Turkey among them, planning to increase output over the next few years.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold sees some recovery at end of down-and up-week

15 Mar 2021 - Gold,, silver and platinum have had something of a down-and-up week, ending in positive territory but not yet quite high enough to suggest any kind iof break-out from their recent trading range.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Biden stimulus bill approved by Congress. Gold and U.S. equities rise

11 Mar 2021 - Withe the passing of the Biden Administration's stimulus package, precious metals and equities markets have both been trending higher

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