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Lawrence Williams

Lawrence (Lawrie) Williams is a well known London-based writer and commentator on financial and political subjects, but specialising in precious metals news and commentary. He is a qualified and experienced mining engineer having graduated in mining engineering from The Royal School of Mines, a constituent college of Imperial College, London – recently described as the World’s No. 2 University (after MIT).

e: lawrie.williams@sharpspixley.com

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold price manipulation and spoofing – is this the norm?

15 Nov 2018 - A JP Morgan precious metals trader had pleaded guilty to spoofing and manipulation of metals prices on the futures markets and is said to be imp;licating bank senior managers and other traders of doing likewise. Is this just the tip of the iceberg.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China preserves gold reserve fiction yet again.

14 Nov 2018 - The Chinese central bank has reported a zero increase in its gold reserves it reports to the IMF - for the 24th consecutive month - as its overall forex reserves slip by US$33.9 billion in Octobert. We have, in the past, expressed our doubts on the...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold weakens post mid-terms. Silver even worse

13 Nov 2018 - Since the U.S. midterm elections, contrary to our predictions, the dollar has gained in strength and precious metals have been falling.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS : Chinese gold demand may be slipping, but only just

08 Nov 2018 - SHARPS PIXLEY : Chinese gold demand may be slipping, but only just

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Goldman still cautiously bullish on gold

05 Nov 2018 - Goldman Sachs commodities analysts are leaving their gold price forecasts unchanged, but their accuracy could well depend on the results of the U.S. midterm elections and/or Fed interest rate policy.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold falls and recovers as equities and dollar present mixed signals

01 Nov 2018 - Gold has slipped back sharply this week, but does seem to be trying to recover given mixed signals from the dollar index and general equities. Also some additional thoughts on the proposed Barrick/Randgold merger.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold ‘a specifically important asset at this time’ – Murenbeeld

27 Oct 2018 - Well respected economist and gold analyst Dr. Martin Murenbeeld recommends holding gold in one's portfolio, particularly at the current uncertain time.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold in almost any other currency…

26 Oct 2018 - As Ross Norman noted in a recent article gold has risen, sometimes quite sharply, in most other currencies than the USD. For many of the world's gold producing nations this rise has been a lifeline

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold strengthens as equities give up 2018 gains or fall

25 Oct 2018 - Recent price falls have erased almost all the gains in U.S. equity markets year to date, while global stock indices are mostly all down sharply over the same period. Gold could be the major beneficiary fro a consequent reversal in sentiment.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Some big anomalies in Swiss gold exports

23 Oct 2018 - This article has been corrected and updated as it contained erroneous information due to a spreadsheet error

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: CORRECTION Some big anomalies in Swiss gold exports

23 Oct 2018 - We were fed incorrect data on Swiss gold exports for September which were published in an earlier article which has been taken down. A corrected version is published below.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia accelerates gold purchases

20 Oct 2018 - Russia purchased another 1.2 million ounces (37.3 tonnes) of gold for its reserves in September meaning it has bought around the same amount in the first nine months of the current year as its average over the four years.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold may be waiting on U.S. midterms

19 Oct 2018 - The gold price has recently been hovering mostly between $1,210 and $1,230 with the big money, which could move the price up or down, perhaps waiting on the results of the U.S. midterm elections.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Central Bank gold buying – New kids on the block

17 Oct 2018 - While central bank god buying has been a positive factor in the gold demand picture over the past few years, some new players may well enhance this aspect of the supply/demand equation

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: GLD Rising. Is this the move we’ve been waiting for?

15 Oct 2018 - Do some big gold deposits into the world's largest gold ETF, GLD, signify a positive change in direction for the gold price?

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