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Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes

Contributor since: 09 Aug 2010


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.

  • Sand Used in Fracking

    Published 18 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The Sand Demand: Finding Opportunities Beyond Direct Shale Plays Total U.S. crude oil production averaged an estimated 8.6 million barrels per day in August, the…

  • Patiently Waiting for Mean Reversion

    Published 15 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    So far this year, small-cap growth stocks have surprisingly been lackluster. After 2013, when it gained a scorching 38.8 percent, the Russell 2000 has delivered…

  • Strong U.S. Dollar Weakens Gold Prices this September

    Published 09 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Last week I wrote about the historic correlation between the month of September and the strength of gold. Now it appears that this September might…

  • The New Challenges of Price Discovery

    Published 08 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Investing in the Age of High-Frequency Trading, Falling Volumes and Widening Bid-Ask Spreads As investment managers, one of our most important fiduciary responsibilities is buying…

  • Remember, Remember, Gold in September

    Published 04 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    In American poet W. S. Merwin's poem "To the Light of September," the speaker calls the ninth month "still summer," yet with a "glint of…

  • Anticipate Before You Participate: Patterns in Trading

    Published 02 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The primary unit of time measurement for high-frequency traders might be the microsecond, but for normal retail traders, it's vital to know the best months,…

  • Lucara Diamond Stock Sparkles, Reports Another Strong Quarter

    Published 28 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Let's talk diamonds for a change. Often it seems that gold gets all the fun when I write and speak about precious metals and minerals.…

  • Gold Jewelry Demand in India Improves

    Published 26 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Those who root for gold root for India. Despite a welcome June rally, it's been a rocky second quarter for the world's second-largest consumer of…

  • Managing Expectations - Part III

    Published 25 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Part III of III: Picking Mining Stocks in a Bear Market In the first part of this three-part series, I discussed the importance of cycles…

  • Managing Expectations - Part II

    Published 18 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Part II of III: The Importance of Oscillators, Standard Deviation and Mean Reversion In the first of this three-part series on managing expectations, I discussed…

  • Managing Expectations - Part I

    Published 11 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Part I of III: The Importance of Cycles in the Investment Management Process Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, told the Guardian last year: "The…

  • 5 Takeaways from the Vancouver Natural Resources Conference

    Published 04 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    I was happy to speak recently at the Vancouver Natural Resources Conference in beautiful British Columbia. I also had the pleasure of listening to a…

  • Gold Mining Stocks Are Beating Bullion: A Win-Win

    Published 01 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    For the first time in at least a couple of years, gold mining stock returns are outpacing those of the yellow metal itself. As you…

  • Second Quarter Earnings: Marching Toward a Strong Recovery

    Published 28 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    It's earnings season once again, and though only a quarter of the Russell 1000 has reported so far, the news is just north of positive.…

  • The Municipal Bond World, According to John Derrick

    Published 21 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    As we move into the second half of 2014, the Federal Reserve has continued to reduce its stimulus measures intended to boost the U.S. economy.…

  • Domestic and Indian Gold Rally Points to a Strong Second Half

    Published 18 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Earlier this week we reported that gold, defying expectations, is one of the best-performing commodities of the year so far. And now we've learned that…

  • 2014 Commodities Halftime Report

    Published 14 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    What a difference six months can make. After a disappointing 2013, the commodities market came roaring back full throttle, outperforming the S&P 500 Index by…

  • Why We Invest Heavily in Poland

    Published 10 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    There's a reason why Poland retains the number two slot in our Emerging Europe Fund (EUROX), following Turkey. Ever since the fall of communism in…

  • I'm Grateful to Live in America. Here's Why

    Published 07 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    An important principle of our investment process at U.S. Global Investors is a belief that government policies are a precursor to change. As a result,…

  • Health Care Sector Spurred by Population Growth and Mergers and Aquisitions

    Published 30 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Recently I spoke with John Derrick, director of research here at U.S. Global, to pick his brain about what he thought was the most interesting…