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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: What now for precious metals?

19 Oct 2017 - Another look at the likely price performance for precious metals in the light of the past week's price setbacks

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold back over $1,300, palladium over $1,000. Can they hold?

16 Oct 2017 - The gold price has returned to plus $1,300 while palladium has powered through $1,000 for the first time since 2001. The price drivers involved are dissimilar, but these prices levels should be sustainable - at least in the short term.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: CHINA – Still no official increase in gold reserves

16 Oct 2017 - China has now reported a zero increase in its gold reserves for 11 straight months. As we have said before we believe these 'official' figures are bogus.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Palladium powers towards $1,000

13 Oct 2017 - Palladium's strong fundamentals are keeping it price above that of its normally price-dominant pgm sibling - platinum. Contrary to analyst forecasts we think it could remain the dominant pgm for the next couple of years.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Palladium powers towards $1,000

13 Oct 2017 - Palladium's strong fundamentals are keeping it price above that of its normally price-dominant pgm sibling - platinum. Contrary to analyst forecasts we think it could remain the dominant pgm for the next couple of years.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Chinese SGE gold demand UP in September

12 Oct 2017 - As gold makes another run on $1,300, Chinese SGE gold demand in September was 25% higher than a year earlier and is 7% higher year to date.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Bank picks gold and silver as likely outperformers next year

11 Oct 2017 - Analysts at Australia's Macquarie Bank put silver and gold among their picks of the likely four best performing metal/mineral commodities in 2018

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: The fiction in Chinese gold reserves and media import coverage.

09 Oct 2017 - China has again reported a zero increase in its gold reserves for September, but we, and a number of other analysts believe the official reserve figure is a convenient fiction and true reserves are far higher. Likewise media reporting of Chinese gold...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold doing OK during China holiday

05 Oct 2017 - Despite Chinese markets being closed for the Golden Week holiday, gold prices have been remarkably stable albeit at a significantly lower level than we had been seeing in August and the first few days of September in the runup to the US Labor Day holiday

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Metals Focus still sees gold hitting $1,400 average in 2018

04 Oct 2017 - Metals Focus, one of the world's leading precious metals analytical consultancies, has released its latest Precious Metals Investment Focus publication with a detailed analysis of precious metals supply, demand and price over the year ahead.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Palladium price overhauls platinum

28 Sep 2017 - The palladium price, as we predicted a couple of months ago, has risen above that of platinum making it easily the best performing precious metal so far this year.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Follow GLD for guide to ‘big money’ gold investment

26 Sep 2017 - Follow gold movements in and out of the world's largest gold ETF as perhaps the best indicator of institutional investment sentiment vis-a-vis gold.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Swiss gold exports still flowing east but at lower rate. Gold price picking up.again

25 Sep 2017 - Even though Swiss gold exports appear to have been at their lowest level for more than three years, gold prices have risen sharply on ever escalating aggressive rhetoric between the USA and North Korea.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia adds still more gold to reserves

23 Sep 2017 - Russia added another 15.6 tonnes of gold to its official reserves in August keeping it on track to keep adding to its holding at a similar rate to the past three years.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Will silver outperform gold in the months ahead?

15 Sep 2017 - Silver has been underperforming gold - an unusual occurrence when the gold price has been rising but precious metals consultancy, Metals Focus reckons that we'll see a turnaround in the months ahead.

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