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Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes

Contributor since: 09 Aug 2010

Biography

Frank Holmes is CEO and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors, Inc., which manages a diversified family of mutual funds and hedge funds specializing in natural resources, emerging markets and infrastructure.

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    Published 05 September 2018 | viewed 1,759 times

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A tale of two world leaders, U.S. president Donald Trump and China president…

  • Gold Prices Are Soaring In Venezuela

    Published 07 August 2018 | viewed 4,150 times

    Last month in Venezuela’s capital city of Caracas, a cup of coffee would have set you back 2 million bolivars. That’s up from only 2,300…

  • How Much Do You Need To Be in The Top 1 Percent?

    Published 03 August 2018 | viewed 974 times

    When you think of the top 1 percent of all income earners in American households, how much do you think this group rakes in? Millions?…

  • Why Bitcoin Is Poised For A Breakout

    Published 31 July 2018 | viewed 1,816 times

    The price of bitcoin surged above $8,000 last Tuesday for the first time since May after the Group of 20 (G20) meeting in Argentina concluded…

  • These Are The Top Gold Producing Countries In The World

    Published 13 June 2018 | viewed 8,482 times

    Gold is one of the rarest elements in the world, making up roughly 0.003 parts per million of the earth’s crust. But how much gold…

  • Where To Look As The Treasury Bond Bull Run Loses Steam

    Published 24 May 2018 | viewed 953 times

    The 10-year Treasury yield has been the topic of conversation lately among fixed-income investors. Earlier this month, the T-note closed above 3 percent for the…

  • China And India Could Send Gold Soaring

    Published 09 May 2018 | viewed 22,826 times

    Gold was up half a percent year-to-date through last Friday. This doesn’t sound very exciting, but over the same period, the S&P 500 Index was…

  • This State Has A Bigger Economy Than Russia

    Published 16 April 2018 | viewed 4,218 times

    You’ve no doubt heard that everything’s bigger in Texas. That’s more than just a trite expression, and I’m not just saying that because Texas is…

  • The Fastest Growing Countries In Emerging Europe

    Published 04 April 2018 | viewed 972 times

    With volatility returning to domestic equities, it might be time for investors to consider increasing their exposure to foreign markets, specifically emerging Europe. As I…

  • Morgan Stanley Has Good News For Bitcoin Bulls

    Published 28 March 2018 | viewed 1,349 times

    In last week’s Investor Alert, our investment team shared with you a report from Morgan Stanley that says bitcoin’s price decline since December mimics the…

  • The Death Of Dodd-Frank

    Published 19 March 2018 | viewed 1,095 times

    I often remind investors to look past the negative and find the positive. Last week provided no shortage of big splashy headline stories, from yet…

  • Can This Bull Market Become The Longest In History?

    Published 13 March 2018 | viewed 6,344 times

    Friday marked the ninth anniversary of the stock bull market, the second longest since World War II following the spectacular run in the 1990s that…

  • The Tax-Free Investment Opportunity Flying Under The Radar

    Published 07 March 2018 | viewed 1,644 times

    Municipal bonds might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a sexy investment. They don’t typically command news headlines…

  • Global Cobalt Supply Is In Jeopardy

    Published 28 February 2018 | viewed 1,564 times

    Disney’s Black Panther is in theaters right now, breaking all kinds of box office records and wowing audiences. The film features a fictional, highly-advanced African…

  • 5 Things Investors Should Know About China this New Year

    Published 21 February 2018 | viewed 0 times

    Last Friday marked the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, China’s most important holiday. The fire rooster…

  • Is American Energy on the Verge of a New Golden Age?

    Published 14 February 2018 | viewed 0 times

    The U.S. has been a net importer of energy since 1953, but that’s set to change early next decade, according to the Energy Information Administration…

  • Bitcoin Is Just the Latest Trend Toward Decentralization

    Published 31 January 2018 | viewed 0 times

    It’s been called a number of things: The sharing economy, or “shareconomy.” Peer-to-peer economy. Collaborative consumption. What all of these terms have in common is…

  • Another Positive Year Ahead for Gold, Says the World Gold Council

    Published 26 January 2018 | viewed 0 times

    In a year when the S&P 500 hit all-time highs, gold also held strong, finishing 2017 up 13.5 percent, according to the World Gold Council.…

  • You’ll Want to Read This Living Legend’s Thoughts On Copper

    Published 23 January 2018 | viewed 0 times

    Last week the U.S. Global Investors office was visited by a living legend in the junior mining industry, billionaire founder and executive chairman of Ivanhoe…

  • Recipe Calls for a Broad Commodities Rally in 2018

    Published 17 January 2018 | viewed 0 times

    At the beginning of every year, we update what’s typically one of our most popular pages, the Periodic Table of Commodity Returns. I encourage you…