Frank Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer of US Global Investors (NASDAQ:GROW), stopped by the Investing News Network booth at the recent Vancouver Resource Investment Conference to talk about gold prices, gold mining stocks and what to expect for 2016.
Overall, he stressed that the strong US dollar has been a boon for gold mining companies in countries such as Canada and Australia. “If you look at some of the Australian gold producers we own, they’re up 300 to 700 percent in a year,” he said.
In terms of what to expect from the gold price, Holmes emphasized that gold is quite volatile, and that it would be “a non-event” for gold to gain or lose 20 percent over a 12-month period; overall, he pointed to real interest rates in the US as the catalyst to watch for.
“Do we start seeing inflation rise, and rates don’t rise? That would be a trigger for gold to take off,” he explained.
Other highlights from the conversation include:
- US Global Investors’ favorite large-cap stock (hint: it’s a royalties company)
- Holmes’ top stock pick in terms of mid-tier gold producers
Watch the video below for more of Holmes’ thoughts:
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