Ways to Play Commodities
On CNBC’s Closing Bell, Frank Holmes tells investors why now may be an opportune time to play commodity stocks. With improving global PMI numbers, he believes investors will see momentum in the sector.
In addition, after traveling to India and Hong Kong, Frank is amazed at the higher fuel prices compared to the U.S., noting that the U.S.’s energy costs give American companies a huge competitive advantage.
To hear Frank’s ideas on how to play copper, oil and energy and basic materials stocks, listen to the interview now.
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The S&P 500 Stock Index is a widely recognized capitalization-weighted index of 500 common stock prices in U.S. companies. The Purchasing Manager’s Index is an indicator of the economic health of the manufacturing sector. The PMI is based on five major indicators: new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries and the employment environment.