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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).


LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Will the SGE gold benchmark fix the fix

13 Apr 2016 - All eyes will be on the SGE's new gold benchmark setting process which reports say is due to go live next week

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Chinese gold demand picking up - 183.2 tonnes in March

12 Apr 2016 - After a very low February figure because of the Chinese New Year holiday, SGE withdrawals are picking up, but the Q1 total is still 17.5% below last year when the full year total was a massive new record.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold price manipulation – The Appel view

07 Apr 2016 - A good article from Robert Appel looks at gold price manipulation and we add our own views on the likely continuation of this and where the gold price might be headed as a result

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: World’s Top 20 gold mining nations 2015

06 Apr 2016 - Country by country data for the world's top gold producing nations for last year

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: NIRP, Equities, Gold – an uneven balancing act

05 Apr 2016 - Will the U.S. succumb to NIRP. The more its competitors on the global scene do so the more likely is the U.S. to follow suit, but this raises the bar yet again for gold investment as the best financial insurance.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Telling it as it is – Gold is the best currency

01 Apr 2016 - The latest Credit Strategist letter takes an uncompromising view on political, economic and corporate spin. It ends with the view that gold is the best currency to invest in - all others will decline against the precious metal.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Fed blows hot and cold, gold and commodities seesaw

30 Mar 2016 - Conflicting statements from various FOMC members and Fed Chair Janet Yellen leave the markets in a quandary- not least gold and silver.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: GLD's been buying far more gold than Russia and China combined

30 Mar 2016 - Recent media headlines have claimed that Russia has just become the world's biggest gold buyer. It has been on and off for some time in terms of central banks - but the world's biggest gold ETF has alone been buying hugely more gold this year than...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Cash, Gold, Paranoia and Groupthink

29 Mar 2016 - Moves to ban cash transactions are part of a current 'Groupthink' by politicians and economists. If this were to come about there could be a big move into cash alternatives, outside potential government control, like gold.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: The gold correction is in – will it last?

24 Mar 2016 - The predicted gold price correction seems to have set in - the question is whether gold will continue to move lower, or consolidate at current levels before moving back up again.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS:China taking in more Swiss gold than Hong Kong for second successive month

23 Mar 2016 - Gold flows from Hong Kong to mainland China used to be taken as a proxy for total Chinese gold imports, but the past two months' Swiss gold export figures suggest that this should no longer be the case

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold Pricing Battle Playing Out. Silver Benefiting

22 Mar 2016 - Gold bulls and bears are in a battle for ascendancy. So far this year the bulls have been in control. Can this continue?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Watch GLD for gold sentiment and pricing

18 Mar 2016 - Purchases into, or liquidations out of, the major gold ETFs are proving a good guide as to where the gold price is headed.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold back at $1270 level after cautious Fed statement

17 Mar 2016 - Equities and precious metals all picked up nicely after a U.S. Fed non-decision leaving interest rates where they were and a cautious economic forecast.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Tense time for gold bulls

15 Mar 2016 - Gold has seen quite a sharp price pullback over the past few trading days, but is still around 15% up year to date. The U.S. FOMC meeting, and Janet Yellen's summary, will likely move gold one way or the other - potentially quite sharply.

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