MarketWatch Spotlights Why Frank Holmes Thinks Gold Could Jump
Myra Saefong of MarketWatch spoke with Frank Holmes recently to find out why he believes gold could finish 2015 strong.
Myra Saefong of MarketWatch spoke with Frank Holmes recently to find out why he believes gold could finish 2015 strong. Despite many gold traders focusing solely on what the Federal Reserve will do next, Frank Holmes pinpoints four factors that he says look positive for the precious metal. These include shrinking real interest rates, a recent dip in the U.S. dollar, an uptick in global purchasing managers’ index (PMI) data, and signs of increased demand out of China.
Read the full article here to see exactly why Frank suggests gold could finish the year higher.
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|Fund||Year to Date||One-Year||Five-Year||Ten-Year||Gross Expense Ratio||Expense
|Gold and Precious Metals Fund||-6.98%||-21.82%||-20.11%||-1.79%||1.97%||1.90%|
|Tocqueville Gold Fund (TGLDX)||-22.92%||-31.39%||-19.60%||-0.20%||1.38%||N/A|
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The J.P. Morgan Global Purchasing Manager’s Index is an indicator of the economic health of the global manufacturing sector. The PMI index is based on five major indicators: new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries and the employment environment.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is one of the most widely recognized price measures for tracking the price of a market basket of goods and services purchased by individuals. The weights of components are based on consumer spending patterns.
The U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) is an index (or measure) of the value of the United States dollar relative to a basket of foreign currencies, often referred to as a basket of US trade partners’ currencies.
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