LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russian central bank still cutting back on gold purchases?

24 Feb 2020 - The Russian central bank added only 6,22 tonnes of gold to its reserves in January leading to speculation that it may be slowing its gold accumulation rate

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold closes in on $1,650, equities nervous as virus extends its global grip

23 Feb 2020 - Gold briefly breached the $1,650 level on Friday, before closing the week on $1,643. Equities were appearing nervous and falling, with the Ncov-19 virus continuing to spread both inside and outside mainland China

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Game on: Gold at 1,620, silver over $18, pgms surging. Will they be allowed to stay up?

20 Feb 2020 - Gold has moved up above $1,620 and silver back over $18 buoyed by the Ncov-19 virus spread and other geopolitical factors, What factors are keeping them at elevated levels and can they stay there?

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China gold demand down sharply due to Ncov-19

17 Feb 2020 - The latest gold withdrawal figures for January from the Shanghai Gold Exchange,, which we equate to Chinese gold demand, virtually halved year-on-year primarily due to the impact of the NCOV-19 virus

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Silver may not be the best buy for now

14 Feb 2020 - Nervous about the silver price? Perhaps you should be. The NCOV-19 virus could cut demand in the world's second biggest consumer and an equities crash, should it happen as seems increasingly likely, could be devastating

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Virus uncertainty to affect gold and equities – perhaps drastically.

10 Feb 2020 - Latest statistics out of China, if they are to be believed, suggest the Wuhan virus spread is lowing. The virus may have been largely contained within China, but it is early days yet and its impact on the global economy could be severe.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Fooling the People

06 Feb 2020 - Looking at the travesty that was Donald Trump's State of the Union address and media aimed delivery and the future prospects for precious metals in the light of the forthcoming U.S. Presidential election, the coronavirus etc.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Equities booming, gold and silver plunging but virus still spreading

05 Feb 2020 - We think the equities market recovery, despite seemingly no let-up in the Wuhan virus epidemic is hugely unrealistic, as is the marking down of gold and silver prices.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Wuhan virus: Beware the dead cat bounce

03 Feb 2020 - The rise in the spread of the Wuhan virus appears to have diminished according to the latest statistics, but it is probably too early to confirm this. Equities markets, except those in mainland China and Japan are recovering but beware a false dawn!

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Peak new-mined Gold already with us - WGC?

02 Feb 2020 - The latest Gold Demand Trends report from the World Gold Council suggests that global new-mined gold output is at last turning lower - but any decline is probably too small to yet have any significant impact on the gold price.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS:- Prediction: Wuhan virus could boost gold and silver, trigger equities meltdown.

01 Feb 2020 - The incidence of the Wuhan virus seems to be growing at a dramatic rate both inside and outside mainland China. Here we look at its likely effects on GDP, equities and precious metals

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Silver’s suspicious take-down; gold recovering

29 Jan 2020 - The silver price really tanked yesterday despite the Wuhan virus developments which might normally have indicated support. An effort to keep monetary precious metals prices suppressed cannot therefore be ruled out

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China: sharp falls in gold output and consumption in 2019

28 Jan 2020 - Latest figures published by the China Gold Association put Chinese gold demand down by 12.9% in 2019 and production down over 5%. Our own figures suggest an even bigger fall in Chinese gold flows.

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: What would an equities collapse do to gold?

27 Jan 2020 - Could the latest coronavirus which appears to be spreading out of the Chines city of Wuhan instigate the start of a major equities collapse - and if so what might that mean for the gold price?

Lawrence Williams

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia adds just short of 160 tonnes to gold reserves in 2019

21 Jan 2020 - The Russian Central Bank has announced the addition of a further 300,000 troy ounces of gold (9.33 tonnes) to its reserves in December bringing the annual total for 2019 to 158.5 tonnes - over 100 tonnes less than a year earlier.

Lawrence Williams