LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia back on gold reserve track. Adds another million.oz

21 Mar 2019 - The Russian central bank has announced adding another million ounces (31.1 tonnes) of gold to its forex reserves in February putting it on track to overtake France as the world's No. 4 holder by around the year end

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: U.S. Fed statement gives gold a boost

21 Mar 2019 - The gold price fell ahead of Jerome Powell's statement post yesterday's FOMC meeting, but shot up once his words were analysed and it was confirmed that the Fed was unlikely to raise interest rates in 2019

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Palladium and Rhodium prices soar on strong fundamentals

20 Mar 2019 - Palladium hit a high point of over $1,600 an ounce yesterday while the rhodium price is over $3,000. Supply deficits for these two key metals for petrol (gasoline) engine exhaust pollution control catalysts are driving prices ever higher. Will this...

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold back above $1,300 - but uncertainly?

18 Mar 2019 - The gold price has edged above the $1,300 level but is having difficulty in staying there. We remain cautiously optimistic on its likely performance given there are numerous geopolitical pitfalls out there which could give the price a big boost

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: 2018 Swiss gold exports = 46% global gold production!

14 Mar 2019 - An analysis of Swiss gold exports for 2018 shows that an amount equivalent to about 50% of available new mined gold output flows through the small European nation with around 86% flowing eastwards

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Thoughts of Chairman Jim

10 Mar 2019 - Mr Gold - Jim Sinclair - is predicting a global financial catastrophe overtaking us by mid-year. While we agree with much of his overall analysis, we feel the timing of such a collapse is unlikely.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China adds 10 tonnes to gold reserves, but is that all?

09 Mar 2019 - The Chinese central bank has reported adding a fraction under 10 tonnes of gold to its forex reserves in February, but is the new total any more accurate than in the past?

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China’s gold demand looks to be slowing this year so far

08 Mar 2019 - The Shanghai Gold Exchange has now released gold withdrawal figures for the first two months of 2019 and if we equate SGE withdrawal figures to Chinese gold demand, as we do, these suggest the nation's demand may be slowing this year/

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Whither peak gold? Australian 2018 output at new record

03 Mar 2019 - With Australian and Russian gold output continuing to advance, peak gold may be receding even further into the distance

Lawrence Williams

ROSS NORMAN : Gold RSI Hits The Highest Since 2011

21 Feb 2019 - Gold’s relative strength indicator is at the 73, highest since September 2011 - the date when gold hit an all-time high.

Ross Norman

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Palladium’s big premium over platinum may prompt reverse substitution

19 Feb 2019 - Palladium has built a huge price premium over gold, and in particular over its sister metal, platinum.. The size of the premium over the latter could well generate substitution moves in its principal market as an exhaust emission control catalyst.

Lawrence Williams

LONDON Physical Gold Market Tight - Sharps Pixley Paying 99% To Bullion Sellers

19 Feb 2019 - Sharps Pixley is currently seeing tightness in the availability of physical gold coins and bars in the UK.

Ross Norman

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China gold demand off to decent 2019 start

18 Feb 2019 - The first month of 2019's SGE gold withdrawals have come in reasonably strong, but not exceptionally so, suggesting China demand remains reasonably positive so far We remain slightly bullish on gold for the year.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold gets data boost to end week over $1,320

16 Feb 2019 - Despite heavy outflows from the big GLD gold ETF so far this month gold managed to stay above $1,300 and then received a big boost from some poor U.S. data which carried it back above $1,320 at the end of the week

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS:: Russia closing gap on China as World No.1 gold miner?

15 Feb 2019 - The Russian Finance Ministry and the China Gold Association have published figures for their respective nations' gold production in 2018. These figures suggest Russia is closing the gap on China as the world's No. 1 gold producer.

Lawrence Williams