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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.

  • 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…

  • Can Tesla Motors Strengthen Its Brand by Giving Away Its Patents?

    Published 24 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    "Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology." That's according to Elon Musk, CEO of electric…

  • Ah, the Power of Mean Reversion

    Published 23 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Gold is still looking good The chatter last week was gold. The precious metal flew up $45 an ounce on Thursday, surprising investors, the media…

  • Gold Investors: Let This Cycle Be Your Guide

    Published 16 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    U.S. Global Investors recently welcomed Doug Peta, an economist from BCA research, to our offices. He presented some interesting research regarding the Fed Funds Rate…

  • China Leads the World in Green Energy, Gaming and Gambling Markets

    Published 09 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Last month, Xian Liang, co-portfolio manager of our China Region Fund (USCOX), attended the 19th CLSA China Forum in Beijing. There he and hundreds of…

  • From Constantinople to Istanbul, Turkey Has Never Been Better

    Published 02 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Every time he travels to Turkey, portfolio manager of our Emerging Europe Fund (EUROX), Tim Steinle, says the country continues to develop. Although technically classified…

  • It's Morning in India: Narendra Modi's Pro-Business Policies Point to Strong Sectors Growth

    Published 29 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    As some of you might recall, Ronald Reagan's now-famous 1984 presidential campaign, "Morning in America," renewed many Americans' confidence in this country's financial future. Likewise,…

  • Albania's Fertile Grounds for Oil Opportunities

    Published 05 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Texas is oil country. The state I now call home leads the nation in oil production and would be one of the top oil-producing nations…

  • China Holds the Keys to the Gold Market

    Published 28 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Last year China's private-sector demand for gold reached a record level of 1,132 tonnes, and according to the World Gold Council (WGC), the Asian nation…

  • Why Energy is Catching the Market's Eye

    Published 21 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Over the last month the energy sector has outperformed the market, and as you can see in the chart below, has done so by 6.5…

  • We're Shuffling The Cards on Our European Play

    Published 14 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Did you know that over the last year the Greek stock market is up roughly 45 percent? The country that many believed would never recover…

  • What's Abuzz About Gold?

    Published 07 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Recently I visited the breathtaking city of Hong Kong to speak at the seventh-annual Mines and Money conference, Asia-Pacific's premier event for mining investment deal-making…

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    Published 01 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Commodity returns vary wildly, as experienced resource investors can attest and our popular periodic table illustrates. This inherent volatility can spell opportunity for the nimble…

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    Published 24 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    As a native Canadian, hockey is in my blood, but after moving to Texas, the icy arenas changed to basketball courts, as the sole major…

  • Follow the Money to Asia's Tech Hub

    Published 17 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    China's slower economic data points and a surplus in copper and iron ore drove many commodities lower this week, while gold rose. In the short…

  • Making Green from Gold, Palladium and Pollution

    Published 10 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Gold's Bull Days Are Back? Gold is coming back with a vengeance, experiencing a clear recovery and grabbing the attention of market cynics. Analysts from…