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Kitco News’ David Lin caught up with Frank Holmes on a variety of topics including gold, airlines, Fed policy and more. Frank says “it’s a perfect” market for gold due to rapid money printing and higher than stated inflation. To fight the pandemic economic slump, central banks globally are printing money, which Frank says will cause currency debasement and make gold as an asset more attractive. Another factor pushing gold higher is inflation. Official consumer price index (CPI) numbers say inflation is at just 1 percent, but Frank believes it is much higher, as much as 8 percent.

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Holdings may change daily. Holdings are reported as of the most recent quarter-end. The following securities mentioned in the article were held by one or more accounts managed by U.S. Global Investors as of (06/30/2020): Newmont Corp, Barrick Gold Corp, Gran Colombia Gold Corp, Wheaton Precious Metals Corp, Home Depot Inc/The, Franco Nevada Corp, Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.

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