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: Thoughts on the Gold:Silver Ratio

08 Apr 2020 - The Gold:Silver ratio (GSR) has been bobbing along at record highs (bad for silver) over the past few weeks. Does that make silver a better potential investment vehicle than gold?

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: When will silver come right?

04 Apr 2020 - The silver price has been depressed vis-a-vis gold of late, but if, and when, gold does take off as expected then silver will probably do so too - and perhaps at an even faster rate in percentage terms as it has tended to do in the past..

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Own gold to protect your wealth

03 Apr 2020 - With coronavirus cases globally passing 1 million and the U.S. likely to exceed a quarter of a million cases today, the virus pandemic may yet be with us for some time, Equities remain vulnerable and the best wealth protection solution has to be gold.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia halts gold purchases for the time being

02 Apr 2020 - The Russian Central Bank has announced that it is ceasing its gold purchasing programme as from the beginning of the current month. We examine why this may be.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold, silver and the Covid-19 impact in March

01 Apr 2020 - March has been a huge month for equities and precious metals with the former falling and the latter mostly holding up quite well.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Equities recovery too far, too fast. Gold could surge

26 Mar 2020 - The rises in equities over the past couple of days, buoyed up by government measures to protect. or maintain economies, have almost certainly been a blip in an overall downward trend.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold could skyrocket while crazy rise in U.S. equities has to end.

26 Mar 2020 - Despite record jobless claims, U.S. equities seem to have been on the rise for the third successive day. With the U.S. set to top the global virus table by tomorrow this crazy rise has to end. Buy gold instead!

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Physical gold and silver making their move?

24 Mar 2020 - Gold and silver have seen big price pick-ups yesterday and today, but prices remain hugely volatile. Supplies of physical metal seem hard to come by and if futures traders demand delivery we could see huge price spikes.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold, silver, pgms and the coronavirus – a current assessment

23 Mar 2020 - The effects of the Covid-19 coronavirus on the gold, silver and pgm markets. Gold still looks to be the best bet for wealth protection.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia ups gold reserve increase in Feb

21 Mar 2020 - The Russian Central Bank has announced the purchase of another 400,000 ounces of gold for its reserves in February - twice as much as it said it had added to reserves in January.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: UPDATE - Silver: Maybe I spoke too soon but still a gamble.

19 Mar 2020 - My article of yesterday updated with the latest virus spread news and more details on the premiums being applied to physical gold and silver which appear to be in very short supply.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Silver: Maybe I spoke too soon but still a gamble.

18 Mar 2020 - Maybe silver won't trade as low as $10 an ounce or less as i suggested in a previous article but it still looks a less safe investment bet than gold, - but perhaps better than pgms.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Silver sandbagging may not be over yet

17 Mar 2020 - All precious metals have seen big declines as equities have tanked, but silver and the pgms have been particularly badly affected. The Gold:Silver ratio has risen above 120, a new record, but even though silver looks great value it may yet not be the...

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: March madness in equities. gold and other precious metals

16 Mar 2020 - Concerted efforts by global central banks to try and allay equities market meltdowns and stabilise economies have only served to spook the markets further. No asset class seems to have been spared - even traditional safe havens

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China gold demand down over 50% year to date

16 Mar 2020 - The combined effects of the Covid-19 virus outbreak in China, coupled with the extended Lunar New Year holiday conspired to reduce Chinese gold demand, as represented by SGE gold withdrawals. Year to date Chinese demand is thus down by more than 50%