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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.

  • Understanding the Rise of China

    Published 26 November 2013 | viewed 0 times

    If the sweeping economic reforms planned by Chinese leaders during the Third Plenum can be our guide, it looks to be a promising decade for…

  • Dressed to the Nines with Gold

    Published 19 November 2013 | viewed 0 times

    While paper gold is getting the cold shoulder in the West, the Love Trade buyers in the East are wrapping their arms around all the…

  • Big Ideas on Gold and Resources in the Big Easy

    Published 12 November 2013 | viewed 0 times

    For nearly four decades, curious investors have made their way to the Big Easy for a taste of New Orleans and several helpings of advice…

  • Don't Miss the Opportunities in Resources

    Published 05 November 2013 | viewed 0 times

    While investors have been focusing on the strengthening U.S. market, we've also kept our eyes on other improving indicators happening in resources, Europe, and emerging…

  • Why Growth is Deep in the Heart of Texas

    Published 29 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    A recent TIME Magazine cover features an engaging collage of the 50 states reassembled to fit within the boundaries of Texas. With a growing number…

  • Trying to Stop a Bull Market Has Risks

    Published 23 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    U.S. stocks have been on a tear. The S&P 500 Index has climbed a surprising 20 percent so far this year, as a global synchronized…

  • Being Contrarian Could Lead to Lucrative Energy Plays

    Published 16 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Sometimes the most attractive energy assets aren't found in the ground. Rather, at times like today, they are listed on the stock exchange. Billionaire businessman…

  • The Fire Fueling Gold

    Published 08 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Gold took quite a beating in September, bucking its seasonal average monthly return of 2.3 percent. The political battle between President Barack Obama and Congress,…

  • How to Profit from a Changing China

    Published 01 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    "If you ask me, China's economy hasn't finished impressing the world with its strength." ~ Jim O'Neill More than a decade ago, the acronym, BRIC…

  • Fifty Shades of Gold

    Published 24 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Goldman Sachs created a stir recently when it forecasted that gold would fall to $1,000 an ounce by the end of 2014, as the firm…

  • Why It's Hard to Ignore Russia

    Published 17 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Russian President Vladimir Putin created a stir recently when he shared his thoughts with Americans in an op-ed printed in The New York Times. According…

  • Will Gold Follow Its Seasonal Pattern This Year?

    Published 10 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I often talk about how the gold trade is really two separate trades. There's the Fear Trade that buys gold out of fear of war…

  • An American Energy Revolution

    Published 03 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In Texas these days, there's a feeling of absolute and unwavering confidence in the concept of an American energy revolution. From the depths of reserves…

  • What Happens When You Tell Indians to Stop Buying Gold

    Published 20 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    India's demand for gold during the second quarter of 2013 topped all other countries, according to the latest World Gold Council data. As noted by…

  • A Surprising Way to Play a Europe Rally

    Published 13 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    U.S. Global's Portfolio Manager Tim Steinle is usually soft-spoken and mild mannered, so our ears perked up when he recently belted out "Europe is Rocking!"…

  • Is Europe Ready to Take Off?

    Published 30 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    One year ago, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi announced that the central bank had the political will to do "whatever it takes" to save…

  • Commodities 2013 Halftime Report: A Time to Mine for Opportunity?

    Published 16 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    It was a challenging first half of the year for most commodities, with only two resources we track on our Periodic Table of Commodities Returns…

  • The Asian Giant Stampeding into Gold

    Published 08 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I recently discussed how traders were stampeding out of gold as a result of rising interest rates and the threat of evaporating monetary fluid that…

  • Stay the Course As Mixed Signals Move Markets

    Published 01 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Traders stampeded out of gold, emerging markets and bonds this month, setting record monthly outflows in June. Ever since the Federal Reserve hinted in May…

  • What's an Investor to do in Markets like These?

    Published 24 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Legendary businessman Steve Forbes once said, "Everyone is a disciplined, long-term investor until the market goes down." It's challenging to have the fortitude to hold…