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POSTED ON January 11, 2016 BY Frank Holmes

Who says gold lost its appeal as a safe haven asset? After five straight positive trading sessions last week, the yellow metal climbed above $1,100, its highest level in nine weeks, on a weaker U.S. dollar. The rally proves that gold still retains its status as a safe haven among investors, who were motivated by… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 28, 2015 BY Frank Holmes

Christmas is my favorite holiday, as I’m sure it is for many of you reading this. We probably all agree that 2015 had more than its fair share of pain and tragedy around the world. But during Christmas, love and charity triumph—if only for a day—helping us recharge as we approach the new year. I… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 22, 2015 BY Frank Holmes

What were you doing in June 2006? That’s when the Federal Reserve last raised interest rates, just a year after the last Star Wars flick hit theaters. The biggest movie at the time was Adam Sandler’s “Click,” the hottest song, Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie.” The best-performing S&P 500 Index stock for the month was C.H.… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 08, 2015 BY Frank Holmes

A few legendary influencers in investing are making huge bets right now on commodities, an area that’s faced—and continues to face—some pretty strong headwinds. What are we to make of this? I already shared with you that famed hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller made a $323-million bet on gold, now the largest position in his… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 20, 2015 BY Frank Holmes

By Frank Holmes CEO and Chief Investment Officer U.S. Global Investors I always advise investors to follow the smart money, and two people high on the list are Stanley Druckenmiller and Warren Buffett. Second-quarter regulatory filings show that Stanley Druckenmiller, the famed hedge fund manager, just placed more than $323 million of his own money… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 16, 2015 BY Frank Holmes

By Frank Holmes CEO and Chief Investment Officer U.S. Global Investors First it was the U.S. Federal Reserve. Then, in 2013, Japan launched what became known as Abenomics. The European Central Bank (ECB) followed suit in 2014. And now the People’s Bank of China has joined the parade.   All of them in some way… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 10, 2015 BY Frank Holmes

There’s no other way to put it: Commodities took it on the chin last month. July was the seventh worst performing month for the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodities Index, going back to January 1970. Crude oil saw its steepest monthly loss since October 2008. Both copper and aluminum touched their lowest levels in six years.… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 18, 2015 BY Frank Holmes

Ever wonder how much gold has ever been exhumed in the history of the world? The GFMS Gold Survey estimates that the total amount is approximately 183,600 tonnes, or 5.9 billion ounces. If we take that figure and multiply it by the closing price on June 16, $1,181 per ounce, we find that the value… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 04, 2015 BY Frank Holmes

Many of us are aware that 400 billionaires appear on Forbes’ list of the wealthiest Americans. But if you had to guess what percentage of them is self-made, what would you say? A quarter? A third? Before I give you the answer, let me posit which way Thomas Piketty might lean. If you’re unfamiliar with… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 22, 2015 BY Frank Holmes

As one of the greatest nations on the planet, the United States excels in a number of areas, innovation and entrepreneurship foremost among them. But something you might be hard-pressed to find at the top of anyone’s best-of list is infrastructure—specifically roads, rail and mass transit. In this department at least, the U.S. has some… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 17, 2015 BY Frank Holmes

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure to appear on Jim Puplava’s Financial Sense Newshour radio program and discuss the state of the gold market. Along with my peers John Doody of the Gold Stock Analyst and Ross Hansen of Northwest Territorial Mint, I shared my thoughts on how we arrived in the current bear… Continue Reading

POSTED ON May 14, 2015 BY Frank Holmes

Yesterday on CNBC, I was asked about my investment firm’s previous investment in Uranium One, “Were you in a position to benefit from approval of this deal at the same time that you were writing checks to the Clinton Foundation?” My answer was clear. I said, “No.” It would be unusual for any Chief Investment… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 21, 2015 BY Frank Holmes

For the past decade, junior mining companies have outperformed senior miners at finding new mineral deposits and generating wealth for investors. These are among some of the findings released in a study conducted by resource company strategist MinEx Consulting, which analyzed the performance of explorers and producers operating in Canada between 1975 and 2014. What… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 11, 2015 BY Frank Holmes

By Frank Holmes CEO and Chief Investment Officer U.S. Global Investors I’m going to begin with a bit of good news. Below is our China Region Fund (USCOX). As you can see, not only has it broken above its 50- and 200-day moving averages, but it’s also trading at four-year highs. And since this chart… Continue Reading

POSTED ON April 09, 2015 BY Frank Holmes

“The proper use of capital allocation is to maximize long-term value per share.” That’s according to Ralph Aldis, USGI’s resident gold expert and, since 2001, portfolio manager of our two precious metals funds—Gold and Precious Metals Fund (USERX) and World Precious Minerals Fund (UNWPX). In a recent Gold Report interview with Kevin Michael Grace, Ralph… Continue Reading