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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: Goldman could be caught short on gold

11 Mar 2016 - Goldman Sachs analysts' recent call to short gold has not been a good one so far and it's already down 5% on the advice. Could it be caught short with its stop loss level set at 7%.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: PDAC in retrospect.Is the recent gold rally sustainable.

10 Mar 2016 - While this years PDAC convention was a little more upbeat than in the past couple of years, the question on everyone's lips was whether the recent gold price surge is sustainable.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS:All change in gold sentiment, but can it persist.

07 Mar 2016 - There has been a huge turnaround in investment attitudes towards gold which have made it the best growth investment so far this year. But can this momentum continue?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Buy gold and save yourself! Lewitt

03 Mar 2016 - Laying bare much of the misinformed spin that serves as investment advice nowadays, the latest issue of The Credit Strategist points to gold as being the investor's potential saviour.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold price resilient and set for an interesting year

02 Mar 2016 - There are a huge number of economic and geopolitical factors out there which should lead to gold breaking out from its four year downtrend.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: World No. 2 gold miner’s 2015 output highest since 2003

29 Feb 2016 - Australia, the world's second largest gold producer, saw output rise in 2015, with gold miners benefiting hugely from a domestic currency gold price close to its all-time high.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold ETFs take in spectacular volumes past two days

23 Feb 2016 - US-based gold ETFs have now taken in a spectacular 39 tonnes of physical gold in just 2 working days

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Enormous purchases into US gold ETFs go virtually unnoticed

22 Feb 2016 - Vast purchases of gold into the two major US gold ETFs totalling over 23 tonnes on Friday seem to have gone unnoticed by the media.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia's January gold reserve increase much higher than previously reported

21 Feb 2016 - Russia's gold reserves increased by 21.8 tonnes in January - some 60% higher than some previously reported estimates of its January purchases.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold miners go for improved margins at expense of debt writeoffs and productio...

18 Feb 2016 - Gold mining margins have been improving at the expense of reducing debt and closure and divestment of less, or un-, profitable operations.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Goldman says short gold – again. Price plunges then recovers.

16 Feb 2016 - Another sell gold short recommendation from Goldman Sachs analysts coincided with a big downturn in the gold price, but this has since made something of a recovery.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: The gold bulls still have the advantage - at least for now

12 Feb 2016 - Unsurprisingly, the gold price dipped today after yesterday's remarkable rise, but investors should remember that gold had a good run this time last year too.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Yellen testimony sparks another big gold price surge

11 Feb 2016 - After falling back during the early stages of the Fed Chair's report on the latest FOMC meeting, gold surged again through the psychological $1200 level as the statement continued suggesting more Fed uncertainty over the economy.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China still building gold reserves, running down forex

09 Feb 2016 - China added another 16 tonnes of gold to its officially reported reserves in December bringing them to 1,778 tonnes - but is this the real figure? Chinese forex reserves also fell by $98.5 billion to help support the yuan.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: What does peak gold mean for the gold price

05 Feb 2016 - The latest estimate from consultancy GFMS sees new mined gold output already turning down in Q4 last year and suggests a 3% fall in output in 2016. But is this enough to have any real impact on the gold price.

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