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).

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold and Silver subdued despite rising virus cases

02 Jul 2020 - Even though the U.S. recodred more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases yesterday and other virus hotspots also saw big rises, gold and silver prices were somewhat subdued despite their tilt at the next level up on Tuesday.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold takes a run at $1,800. Silver over $18

01 Jul 2020 - Gold hit $1,790 this morning before being brought back down again, but we think it is only a matter of time before the $1,800 level is breached. Silver is having a good run too, regaining the $18 level, but still may have a way to go before fully...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: World top 20 Gold Mining Companies 2018/2019

01 Jul 2020 - The world's biggest gold mining companies of last year ranked. These are thye 'blue chip' stocks of the gold mining sector and should be of particular interest to investors wishing to follow the gold equities route.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold survives another takedown as U.S. equities fall again

27 Jun 2020 - Gold ended the week at around the $1,770 level after trading as low as $1.744. The yellow metal now looks poised to attack the $1,800 level according to some commentators. We also take a look at the Gold::Silver and Gold::XAU ratios and what they...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Top 20 Gold mining countries – Russia now No.2

26 Jun 2020 - The latest Gold Focus report from specialist consultancy Metals Focus is .cautiously optimistic on the gold price looking forward.. It also incorporates the consultancy's latest estimate of global country-by country gold output

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Is the gold breakout sustainable in the face of illogical equity rises?

24 Jun 2020 - Gold seems to have achieved its long-awaited breakthrough above the $1,750 level, while silver is still struggling to pass $18, but perhaps not for long. However equities are still showing unlikely signs of strength in the midst of the worst global...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold ends week on an upnote. Breakout ahead?

22 Jun 2020 - Gold ended last week in the $1,740s, knocking on the key $1,750 level. Murenbeels & Co.'s calculations suggest it should currently be at $1,769. Will we see the long-awaited breakout above $1,750 this week?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Buy gold and save yourselves! Better safe than sorry!

17 Jun 2020 - Global equity markets seem to be seeing yet another false dawn. The coronavirus story could yet run and run and traditional safe haven investments like gold have to remain potentially the best way of protecting your wealth

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold's strong positive correlation with TIPS - Murenbeeld

15 Jun 2020 - Martin Murenbeeld remains strongly positive on the future gold price direction continuing to point out the strong inverse relationship between the gold price and the inverse of the U.S. Treasury's 10-year TIPS bond yield.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: The Powell 'game changer' for gold and silver

11 Jun 2020 - The latest FOMC meeting, and Jerome Powell's subsequent remarks had the effect of knocking back global equities and boosting gold and silver prices as he came up with a relatively realistic analysis of the ongoing economic effects of COVID-19

LAWRIE WILLIAMS:: China: 2020 gold demand more than halved after 5 months

08 Jun 2020 - Latest gold withdrawal figures out of the Shanghai Gold Exchange suggest that Chinese gold demand so far this year showed a month on month downturn in May and is running at less than half the levels of the previous several years

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: ‘Fake’ equities markets strengthen and gold and silver taken down – again!

07 Jun 2020 - The past week has seen a general recovery in equities markets despite absolutely horrendous economic data and a take-down in the precious metals sector. Will investors not learn the lessons of the 1930s which are building up to be repeated?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold and silver still flooding into PM ETFs

05 Jun 2020 - If the enormous flood of gold and silver into precious metals-backed ETFs is anything to go by, gold and silver are both overdue for a major price uptick before the end of the northern hemisphere Fall.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Unsustainable equity markets. All the more reason to invest in gold and silver

03 Jun 2020 - Economic data is dire yet equities seem to be set in recovery mode and precious metals remain under pressure. We see all this as unsustainable in the medium to long term.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Australian gold output falls in Q1. Peak gold with us?

01 Jun 2020 - Australian gold output fell by around 10 tonnes in the March quarter, possibly down to miners treating lower grade ore enabled by a sharp increase in the Australian dollar gold price.