Seeking Optimism from Frank Holmes in this Dystopian World

Frank Holmes, Jim Greig and Michael Oliver return on this week’s episode of the program.

In a global economy sitting on death row, thanks to extreme levels of debt, the sudden COVID-19 epidemic in early 2020 triggered the greatest economic decline since the 1930s. Seemingly all factors are lining up for the greatest precious metals bull market in a lifetime. But are there other areas of opportunity that a gold bug like your host is overlooking? We are happy to receive some additional investment opportunities from Frank Holmes whose U.S. Global firm manages a diverse group of mutual funds. So, in addition to gold, what other investment opportunities does Frank see?

Michael provides his latest momentum and structural readings for an objective look at various sectors and his usual entertaining but highly prescient views on key markets and Jim updates us on Benchmark’s significant progress toward outlining a multi-million ounce gold equivalent deposit in B.C.  

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Frank Holmes bought a controlling interest in U.S. Global Investors in 1989 and has led the company, as CEO and CIO, to become a go-to destination for investors seeking exposure to gold, natural resources, emerging markets and more.

His award-winning CEO blog, Frank Talk, is one of the very first to appear in the world of finance. More than 40,000 investors subscribe to his weekly commentary in the Investor Alert newsletter. Frank is a regular commentator on top financial outlets like Bloomberg and Fox.

His frequent travels helped inspire him to launch the U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) in 2015, still the only ETF on the market that focuses on the global airline sector. He followed this up, in 2017, with the U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF (GOAU), which provides investors exposure to precious metals miners.

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Jim Greig is Director, President & Audit Committee Member of Benchmark Metals Inc.

Jim holds an MBA from the University of Calgary, a BA Geography from Carleton University and 20 years of experience in the resource sector, including advancement of the 5 million ounce Esaase Gold Project in West Africa as a member of mine development team at Keegan Resources Inc. (now Asanko Gold).  Other resource sector engagements include the Hunter-Dickinson Group, Kennecott Canada, Breakwater Resources Ltd, McIntosh Engineering and Stantec Engineering.


Michael Oliver entered the financial services industry in 1975 on the Futures side, joining E.F. Hutton’s International Commodity Division, NYC. He studied under David Johnson, head of Hutton’s Commodity Division and Chairman of the COMEX.

In the 1980’s Oliver began to develop his own momentum-based method of technical analysis. In 1987 Oliver, along with his futures client accounts (Oliver had trading POA) technically anticipated and captured the Crash. Oliver began to realize that his emergent momentum-structural-based tools should be further developed into a full analytic methodology.

In 1992 he was asked by the Financial VP and head of Wachovia Bank’s Trust Department to provide soft dollar research to Wachovia. Within a year Oliver shifted from brokerage to full-time technical research. MSA has provided its proprietary technical research services to financial and asset management clients continually since 1992.Oliver is the author of The New Libertarianism: Anarcho-Capitalism. 

About Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor is editor of J Taylor's Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks newsletter. His interest in the role gold has played in U.S. monetary history led him to research gold and into analyzing and investing in junior gold shares. Currently he also hosts his own one-hour weekly radio show Turning Hard Times Into Good Times,” which features high profile guests who discuss leading economic issues of our day. The show also discusses investment opportunities primarily in the precious metals mining sector. He has been a guest on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg and BNN and many mining conferences.