Frank Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer of US Global Investors, talks about gold and what to expect in the junior resource space in 2019.
Many market watchers are expectant to see what 2019 will bring for the junior mining sector and in particular for precious metals in a time of geopolitical uncertainty.
To get more insight on what’s ahead for gold, the Investing News Network, caught up with Frank Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer of US Global Investors (NASDAQ:GROW), at this year’s Vancouver Resource Investment Conference.
Holmes shared his thoughts on the main trends in 2018 and what factors investors should pay attention to this year that could impact the yellow metal.
“One of the biggest headwinds last year was a combination between rising interest rates and the trade war,” Holmes said. Currently, 40 percent of the world’s trade GDP is the US and China, “so them having a trade war is unsettling for the demand in commodities.”
Holmes also said gold prices could go as high as US$1,500 per ounce this year. But what about gold stocks? For the expert, gold stocks are where you want to be in 2019.
Speaking about the recent mergers in the gold space, Holmes said they are not good for the Canadian mining scene, but they are great for entrepreneurs.
Watch the video above to learn more about Holmes’ thoughts on the junior resource sector and his favorite companies. You can also click here to view our full VRIC 2019 playlist on YouTube.
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Securities Disclosure: I, Priscila Barrera, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.
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