What Precious Metals Investors Should Know Now

Author: Frank Holmes
Date Posted: February 21, 2017 Read time: 2 min


Hannah Bernard, host of Market One Minute, welcomes Frank Holmes to the program to discuss what he believes precious metals investors should know right now, along with why he sees royalty companies as a good way to gain gold exposure. Frank also explains gold’s “DNA of volatility,” and why this is one of the most important things to understand about the yellow metal’s price action.  “It is a non-event for gold to go plus or minus 20 percent over any rolling 12 month period,” he says.

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