Have We Witnessed a Bottom in Resources?

Author: Frank Holmes
Date Posted: March 9, 2015 Read time: 2 min

On this segment of Financial Sense Newshour with host Jim Puplava, Frank Holmes joins other industry experts to add insight on the latest moves in the stock market. When Jim asks Frank about the energy sector, Frank says he believes we’ve reached a bottom in resources.

Frank comments that the global purchasing managers’ index (PMI) data, a forward-looking measure of the global economic activity, is one indication of this. In August we witnessed commodities start to unravel when the one-month PMI data crossed below the three-month trend. However, we are now starting to see global PMI turn positive again so this could be a sign that the bottom in resources has formed.


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