Why Mark Mobius likes US stocks best of all now

Mark Mobius gives his global growth outlook

Globetrotting investor Mark Mobius told CNBC on Thursday that U.S. stocks may be the best place for investors to put money right now.

"There are plenty of opportunities in the U.S. to get the growth and the stability, said Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group.

U.S. stocks were coming off a post-election surge Wednesday, when the , Dow Industrials, Dow Transports, and Dow Utilities hit record highs on the same day for the first time since 1998.

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"A healthy U.S. is [also] great for emerging markets," Mobius said in a "Squawk Box" interview. That's why he'd advise buying shares in multinational companies with "a lot of emerging markets exposures."

"Many of these emerging markets have very strong financials—lots of foreign exchange reserves, low debt-to-GDP ratio levels," he said, referring China, India, South Korea and Mexico.

Mobius's bread-and-butter is to travel the world looking for diamonds in the rough, but it's not for the faint of heart. "There's lots of risks in many directions—political, economic, and just plain volatility," he said. "That's where the reward is because if you're strong enough to go in when things bombed-out, you can do very well."

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Overall, he sees an "incredible amount of liquidity" in banks around the world. "The problem is for them to get out and actually lend, because they're running scared."

Asked if stocks in America continue to be a good bet for investors, Mobius said, "I would be visiting the U.S. more often."