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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 consolidating, silver slips but now could be make-or-break time

04 May 2016 - At end 2015 analysts predicted general equities would continue to rise, the Fed would raise rates three to four times in 2016, US$ would strengthen, resource commodities and precious metals would fall. Every single one of these assumptions has been...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Dollar down, equities down, gold up, silver up more

29 Apr 2016 - Overnight trading saw gold and silver strengthen sharply as equities and the dollar fell back.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Dollar down, equities down, gold up, silver up more

29 Apr 2016 - Overnight trading saw gold and silver strengthen sharply as equities and the dollar fell back.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: SGE benchmark takes gold price higher overnight

28 Apr 2016 - Gold rose sharply above the $1250 level overnight as BoJ kept its policy intact, the dollar fell and SGE benchmark rose in conjunction.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Investec sees gold as best performing metal in 2016

27 Apr 2016 - Investec's global head of natural resources sees gold as being the best performing metal or mineral for 2016

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: SGE gold fixes toeing the line

22 Apr 2016 - The Shanghai Gold Exchange's new benchmark setting prices remain very much in line with Western spot prices - at least for now.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold to $10,000 – VON GREYERZ. Be afraid.

20 Apr 2016 - Egon von Greyerz speaking at the European Gold Forum presented a very scary scenario with gold perhaps reaching US$10,000, but this presupposes global currency collapse.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Murenbeeld cautiously positive on gold for the year ahead

19 Apr 2016 - In his opening presentation to the European Gold Forum in Zurich, renowned analyst Dr Martin Murenbeeld presented his latest detailed analysis of the gold market and its prospects for the year ahead.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS:Positive on gold, mining and global economy at 121. MEYER

14 Apr 2016 - A more positive view on the performance of global markets from SP Angel's John Meyer in a prestation at today's 121 Mining Investment Conference in London.

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.

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