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).


LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold, silver and the Covid-19 impact in March

01 Apr 2020 - March has been a huge month for equities and precious metals with the former falling and the latter mostly holding up quite well.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Equities recovery too far, too fast. Gold could surge

26 Mar 2020 - The rises in equities over the past couple of days, buoyed up by government measures to protect. or maintain economies, have almost certainly been a blip in an overall downward trend.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold could skyrocket while crazy rise in U.S. equities has to end.

26 Mar 2020 - Despite record jobless claims, U.S. equities seem to have been on the rise for the third successive day. With the U.S. set to top the global virus table by tomorrow this crazy rise has to end. Buy gold instead!

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Physical gold and silver making their move?

24 Mar 2020 - Gold and silver have seen big price pick-ups yesterday and today, but prices remain hugely volatile. Supplies of physical metal seem hard to come by and if futures traders demand delivery we could see huge price spikes.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold, silver, pgms and the coronavirus – a current assessment

23 Mar 2020 - The effects of the Covid-19 coronavirus on the gold, silver and pgm markets. Gold still looks to be the best bet for wealth protection.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia ups gold reserve increase in Feb

21 Mar 2020 - The Russian Central Bank has announced the purchase of another 400,000 ounces of gold for its reserves in February - twice as much as it said it had added to reserves in January.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: UPDATE - Silver: Maybe I spoke too soon but still a gamble.

19 Mar 2020 - My article of yesterday updated with the latest virus spread news and more details on the premiums being applied to physical gold and silver which appear to be in very short supply.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Silver: Maybe I spoke too soon but still a gamble.

18 Mar 2020 - Maybe silver won't trade as low as $10 an ounce or less as i suggested in a previous article but it still looks a less safe investment bet than gold, - but perhaps better than pgms.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Silver sandbagging may not be over yet

17 Mar 2020 - All precious metals have seen big declines as equities have tanked, but silver and the pgms have been particularly badly affected. The Gold:Silver ratio has risen above 120, a new record, but even though silver looks great value it may yet not be the...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: March madness in equities. gold and other precious metals

16 Mar 2020 - Concerted efforts by global central banks to try and allay equities market meltdowns and stabilise economies have only served to spook the markets further. No asset class seems to have been spared - even traditional safe havens

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China gold demand down over 50% year to date

16 Mar 2020 - The combined effects of the Covid-19 virus outbreak in China, coupled with the extended Lunar New Year holiday conspired to reduce Chinese gold demand, as represented by SGE gold withdrawals. Year to date Chinese demand is thus down by more than 50%

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold drops, Equities freefall, Recession looms

12 Mar 2020 - Equity prices around the world have moved into bear territory and look doomed to continue falling. The gold price has come off a little too but not nearly as much as stocks. The whole world looks to be moving into a virus-driven recession.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China forex reserves dip but gold reserves show value increase

11 Mar 2020 - China's forex reserves fell in February but not by as much as many economists had been predicting. They remain comfortably the world's largest.. However the value of the country's gold reserves increased, but tonnage remained unchanged.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Second Black Swan drives equities and silver down. Gold holding its own.

09 Mar 2020 - A huge drop in the oil price, instigate by a Saudi threat to open the oil taps, has further depressed equities markets and silver and pgms have fallen sharply too. Gold is holding its own so far. The Ncov-19 virus continues to spread gobally and the...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold closes in on $1700 as virus cases exceed 100,000 - Equities continue to tank

06 Mar 2020 - The gold price ended the week getting ever closer to $1700 while equities fell across the globe despite some unexpectedly strong U.S. employment statistics. Things seem set fair for more of the same next week as coronavirus statistics are bound to...