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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold price manipulation and spoofing – is this the norm?

Nov 15, 2018

A JP Morgan precious metals trader had pleaded guilty to spoofing and manipulation of metals prices on the futures markets and is said to be imp;licating bank senior managers and other traders of doing likewise. Is this just the tip of the iceberg.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: China preserves gold reserve fiction yet again.

Nov 14, 2018

The Chinese central bank has reported a zero increase in its gold reserves it reports to the IMF - for the 24th consecutive month - as its overall forex reserves slip by US$33.9 billion in Octobert. We have, in the past, expressed our doubts on the...

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold weakens post mid-terms. Silver even worse

Nov 13, 2018

Since the U.S. midterm elections, contrary to our predictions, the dollar has gained in strength and precious metals have been falling.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS : Chinese gold demand may be slipping, but only just

Nov 08, 2018

SHARPS PIXLEY : Chinese gold demand may be slipping, but only just

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Sharps Pixley Launches MetalsDaily.com

Nov 07, 2018

Sharps Pixley Launches MetalsDaily.com

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Goldman still cautiously bullish on gold

Nov 05, 2018

Goldman Sachs commodities analysts are leaving their gold price forecasts unchanged, but their accuracy could well depend on the results of the U.S. midterm elections and/or Fed interest rate policy.

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LBMA GOLD CONFERENCE BOSTON - What did we learn ?

Nov 02, 2018

LBMA GOLD CONFERENCE BOSTON - What did we learn ?

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold falls and recovers as equities and dollar present mixed signals

Nov 01, 2018

Gold has slipped back sharply this week, but does seem to be trying to recover given mixed signals from the dollar index and general equities. Also some additional thoughts on the proposed Barrick/Randgold merger.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold ‘a specifically important asset at this time’ – Murenbeeld

Oct 27, 2018

Well respected economist and gold analyst Dr. Martin Murenbeeld recommends holding gold in one's portfolio, particularly at the current uncertain time.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold in almost any other currency…

Oct 26, 2018

As Ross Norman noted in a recent article gold has risen, sometimes quite sharply, in most other currencies than the USD. For many of the world's gold producing nations this rise has been a lifeline

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Gold strengthens as equities give up 2018 gains or fall

Oct 25, 2018

Recent price falls have erased almost all the gains in U.S. equity markets year to date, while global stock indices are mostly all down sharply over the same period. Gold could be the major beneficiary fro a consequent reversal in sentiment.

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ROSS NORMAN : The Stealth Gold Bull Market

Oct 25, 2018

There is a tendency to look at the gold price in US dollar terms simply because that is the currency it nominally trades in within the bullion wholesale market. This bias is reinforced by the headline writers who do likewise… yet meanwhile in other...

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Some big anomalies in Swiss gold exports

Oct 23, 2018

This article has been corrected and updated as it contained erroneous information due to a spreadsheet error

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: CORRECTION Some big anomalies in Swiss gold exports

Oct 23, 2018

We were fed incorrect data on Swiss gold exports for September which were published in an earlier article which has been taken down. A corrected version is published below.

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LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia accelerates gold purchases

Oct 20, 2018

Russia purchased another 1.2 million ounces (37.3 tonnes) of gold for its reserves in September meaning it has bought around the same amount in the first nine months of the current year as its average over the four years.

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