Understanding the Gold Market with Frank Holmes
Maurice Jackson of Proven and Probable welcomes Frank Holmes to the program for a discussion on gold in the New Year – what Frank has his eye on, where he believes investors should be focusing, and the strategies his investment team puts to use. Frank starts by discussing some of the important economic indicators he watches each month, the primary one being the purchasing managers’ index (PMI). He explains that the PMI is an important, forward looking data point, particularly when compared to GDP which is backward looking. Frank says PMI is significant because of its high correlation with the movement of many commodities, such as oil and copper.
Maurice goes on to chat with Frank about President Donald Trump’s policies and how they could affect the market. Frank also touches on why he's excited about gold mining companies right now.
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The basis for gold being the fourth most liquid asset in the world, as stated in the interview, can be sourced to Canadian businessman and royalty and streaming company owner Pierre Lassonde. The specific reference is also in the following article found here.