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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold and Silver Surge on Renewed U.S. Uncertainty

02 Feb 2017 - Gold and silver have received something of a leg up on uncertainties over President Trump's likely policies and a perhaps slightly less hawkish Fed

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China 154, Hong Kong 39. Swiss Dec gold exports show remarkable gold flows

01 Feb 2017 - December's Swiss gold export figures showed a massive 154 tonnes exported to the Chinese mainland and only 39 tonnes to Hong Kong

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Central bank gold purchasing drops sharply in 2016

23 Jan 2017 - With both the main central bank gold purchasers holding off in December - and an overall fall in Chinese monthly purchases in particular - the global total of central bank gold purchases in 2016 will, at best, only be around half early year predictions...

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Making gold great again: All eyes on the White House

21 Jan 2017 - Initial thoughts that perhaps the Trump Presidency might be more conciliatry towards its opposition were dashed on listening to his inauguration address. His policies could thus prove to be very positive for gold.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Same old, same old. Yellen speaks, gold falls

19 Jan 2017 - The gold price slipped sharply following Janet Yellen's latest statement although this did little more than re-iterate the previous statement made after December's interest rate rise.

Lawrence Williams


18 Jan 2017 - It is harder than ever to make a sensible gold forecast and with good reason. Markets are increasingly driven by political events (often impossible to predict) and correspondingly less by economic and market fundamental ones. Prima facie gold is a...

Ross Norman

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold starts higher after US Holiday. Silver disappointing. Gloomy on pgms.

17 Jan 2017 - Precious metals prices moved higher this morning following the Martin Luther King Day holiday, but silver's advance remains muted and the future for pgms uncertain

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: A dismal future for pgms

17 Jan 2017 - Faster growth in electric vehicle production than expected could suggest a dismal long term future for pgm prices with platinum particularly vulnerable because of the 'war' on diesel emissions.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold: $1,200 breakthrough but not held - but next week?

14 Jan 2017 - As the controversy over Donald Trump's assumption of the US Presidency continues one can probably anticipate further gold price strength in the week(s) ahead

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Anti-Trump accusations and rhetoric stimulating gold price

11 Jan 2017 - The unprecedented level of spinning against Donald Trump by the U.S. Security services and others is undermining the U.S. economy and is thus positive for gold in an era of political uncertainty.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Is China falling out of love with gold? Does it make any difference?

10 Jan 2017 - According to latest figures out of the Chinese central bank the country sold almost 21 tonnes of gold in December, the first reported such sale at least since the beginning of this century.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: 2016 SGE gold withdrawals lowest for four years

07 Jan 2017 - The latest published figure for Shanghai Gold Exchange gold withdrawals in December brings the year's total to 1,970 tonnes - very substantial, but still the first time the annual figure has been below 2,000 tonnes since 2012

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Huge rise in Turkish gold imports in December

04 Jan 2017 - At 36.7 tonnes, Turkey's gold imports in December were enormous - even in a global context. While some may be destined for onwards export to Iran, Turkey remains one of the world's largest gold consumers in its own right.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: How did gold and silver really do in 2016 and where are they headed this year?

03 Jan 2017 - Will 2017 see a repeat of 2016, at least as far as gold and silver are concerned. We look at their 2016 performance and prospects for 2017.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold mine output may have peaked – but will it make any difference?

24 Dec 2016 - 2016 may see peak global gold output, but any ensing decline will be small initially and unlikely to make any serious gold price impact until the end of the decade.

Lawrence Williams

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