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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: Gold, the dollar and the Fed. Fortunes made and lost?

04 Mar 2017 - The latest series of hawkish forecasts on a probable March interest rate rise could have given anyone with foreknowledge the opportunity to make enormous monetary gains.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold and silver holed by the Fed – again

03 Mar 2017 - The odds of the US Fed implementing a rate increase as early as the March FOMC meeting in 2 weeks' time have increased to over 80% with gold and silver prices suffering accordingly.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold price knocked on renewed talk of March Fed rate rise

01 Mar 2017 - President Trumps address to Congress, and perhaps even more so statements by US Fed officials, saw the gold price drop more that $10

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Australia’s 2016 Gold Output Highest This Century

26 Feb 2017 - Australian gold output goes from strength to strength and has reached its highest level since 1999 according to the latest analysis from specialist consultancy, Surbiton Associates

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Over 80% of Switzerland January gold exports headed to Asia and Middle East

25 Feb 2017 - Latest Swiss gold export figures seemore than 80% of Swiss gold exports heading east

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold cuts through $1,250 level, silver through $18

24 Feb 2017 - Gold appeared to make a decisive break up through the psychological $1,250 barrier this morning and silver through $18.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia ups gold reserves by another 31.1 tonnes .

21 Feb 2017 - Having bought no gold in December, although it bought almost 200 tonnes over the whole of 2016, the Russian Central Bank has annunced it increased its gold reserves in January by 31.1 tonnes

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold and silver defying HFT take-down efforts

17 Feb 2017 - Despite seeming efforts to knock gold and silver prices back in the futures markets, gold and silver prices have been resilient.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China gold demand much greater than major analysts tell us

15 Feb 2017 - Total Chinese gold consumption in 2016 will have been close to 2,000 tonnes - way higher than the major precious metals consultancies tell us.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: More gold flows into GLD

09 Feb 2017 - Since the beginning of February - and we are only 7 trading days into the month, the world's largest gold ETF, GLD, has added no less than 33.5 tonnes of gold after around six months of mostly gold liquidations.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold – thriving on uncertainty

08 Feb 2017 - President Trump's unpredictable predictability - or is it vice versa - has been giving the gold price something of a boost.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Jan SGE gold withdrawals hold up in short month

07 Feb 2017 - Shanghai Gold Exchange gold withdrawals in January totalled 184 tonnes - 18% down on a year ago, but this year the Chinese New Year week long holiday started early with the Lunar New Year falling early (Jan 28th) making January a short trading month.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold and Silver Surge on Renewed U.S. Uncertainty

02 Feb 2017 - Gold and silver have received something of a leg up on uncertainties over President Trump's likely policies and a perhaps slightly less hawkish Fed

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China 154, Hong Kong 39. Swiss Dec gold exports show remarkable gold flows

01 Feb 2017 - December's Swiss gold export figures showed a massive 154 tonnes exported to the Chinese mainland and only 39 tonnes to Hong Kong

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Central bank gold purchasing drops sharply in 2016

23 Jan 2017 - With both the main central bank gold purchasers holding off in December - and an overall fall in Chinese monthly purchases in particular - the global total of central bank gold purchases in 2016 will, at best, only be around half early year predictions...

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