Car Manufacturers Are Electrifying Copper, “The Metal of the Future”

As many of you know, copper is often seen as an indicator of economic health, historically falling when overall manufacturing and construction is in contraction mode, rising in times of expansion. That appears to be the case today. Currently trading above $3 a pound, “Doctor Copper” is up close to […]

Here’s Why Bitcoin Won’t Replace Gold So Easily

What a week it’s been. First and foremost, I’d like to acknowledge the horrific mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas, the deadliest in modern American history. On behalf of everyone at U.S. Global Investors, I extend my sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families. The […]

This Could Be a No-Brainer Gold Buying Opportunity

This week I was pleased to be the keynote speaker at the Denver Gold Show in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. Attendance was strong, sentiment was up and my presentation on quant gold investing was very well received. As I’ve explained before, our firm uses quantamentals in our gold investing process, […]

The Biggest Global Tax Break Ever Bubbles Up from Texas Oil Industry

By Frank Holmes CEO and Chief Investment Officer U.S. Global Investors Last Friday I had the privilege of appearing on “Countdown to the Closing Bell,” Liz Claman’s program on Fox Business. When asked if I was nervous that stocks are heading too high, I said that I’m very bullish. All […]

The Blockchain Could Potentially Be as Disruptive as Amazon Was in the 1990s

A quote often attributed to St. Augustine, the early Christian theologian, is: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” I feel blessed to be able to travel as much as I do—not because I’m a big fan of 10-hour flights or living […]

We Looked into the Effects of Hurricane Harvey and Here’s What We Found

Unless you’ve been away from a TV, computer or smartphone for the past week, you’ve likely seen scores of pictures and videos of the unprecedented devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought to South Texas and Louisiana. As a Texan by way of Canada, I’d like to take a moment this […]

We Looked into the Effects of Hurricane Harvey and Here’s What We Found

Unless you’ve been away from a TV, computer or smartphone for the past week, you’ve likely seen scores of pictures and videos of the unprecedented devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought to South Texas and Louisiana. As a Texan by way of Canada, I’d like to take a moment this […]

Are You Prepared for These Potentially Disruptive Economic Storms?

Here in San Antonio, grocery stores are packed with families stocking up on water and canned food in preparation for Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to make landfall soon after midnight tonight. I hope everyone who lives in its path has taken the necessary precautions to stay safe and dry—this […]

Interview: How Alex Green Beat the Market 16 Years Straight

For more than a decade and a half, my friend Alexander Green has been educating and entertaining investors as editor of numerous popular newsletters, many of which I’ve cited in my own writing. For those of you subscribed to one or more of his services through the Oxford Club or […]

Is this the Start of a Hot New Metals Bull Market?

Major U.S. indices slid for a second straight week as President Donald Trump and North Korea both escalated their saber-rattling, with Kim Jong-un explicitly targeting Guam, home to a number of American military bases, and Trump tweeting today that “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded.” The […]

Venezuela on the Brink—An Opportunity for Oil Investors?

Venezuela is sliding closer and closer toward the brink, and things look as if they’ll get worse, unfortunately, before they improve. A country that boasts the largest proven oilfield in the world should not be facing such dire food and medicine shortages, not to mention rampant protests and violence in […]

Russia Collusion Story: A Big “Nothing Burger” or a Case for Gold?

Gold got a boost today on weaker-than-expected inflation and retail sales figures, which casts doubt on the Federal Reserve’s ability to continue normalizing interest rates this year. Consumer prices rose slightly in June, at their slowest pace so far this year. The consumer price index (CPI), released today, showed the […]

Commodities Halftime Report: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Of the 14 commodities we track closely at U.S. Global Investors, wheat rose to take the top spot for the first half of 2017, returning more than 25 percent. The grain was followed closely by palladium—used primarily in the production of catalytic converters—which gained 24 percent. To view our ever-popular, […]

The Top Six Things You Should Know About Royalty Companies Now

  It has been an exciting week for U.S. Global Investors. If you haven’t heard, my team and I had the distinct honor of ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday afternoon to mark the launch of our latest ETF. While in New York this week, […]

Brexit One Year Later, in Five Charts

One year ago today, British voters cast their ballots in favor of leaving the 28-member European Union, defying multiple opinion polls leading up to the Brexit referendum that said the “remain” camp would notch a narrow victory. In a pre-Brexit Frank Talk last year, I wrote that Brexit would be […]

Small-Cap Mining Stocks, Big-Time Opportunity

Last month I told you about the upcoming rebalance of the hugely popular VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ), and how it would distress shares of junior, small-cap mining stocks. I said then that the rebalance could create some excellent opportunities for astute investors to accumulate high-quality, well-managed producers […]

Hope for the Best but Prepare for the Worst (with Gold and Munis)

This week investors shrugged off even more drama coming out of Washington. Stocks continued to rally and hit record highs, even as former FBI director James Comey testified that, in his opinion, President Donald Trump fired him in an attempt to lift the “cloud” of the Russia investigation. If true, […]

Trump Bids Adieu to Paris Climate Agreement. What Does this Mean for Energy Investors?

Surprising no one, President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement this week, highlighting the depth of his commitment to keep “America First.” Also surprising no one, the media is making much of the fact that the U.S. now joins only Nicaragua and […]

5 Things You Need to Know from this Week (Look What Gold Just Did!)

It’s been a whirlwind week. After attending two big conferences, I landed in Vancouver today where I’ll be presenting at the International Metal Writers Conference. Markets continue to close at record highs, even as political uncertainty remains and the threat of terrorism looms large over Western nations. On Monday, gold […]

Hedge Fund Managers Pour SALT on U.S. Stocks, Look to Europe

Europe is back on the map. That was one of the main takeaways this week from the SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) hedge fund conference in Las Vegas, where $3 trillion in assets was represented. Speaker after speaker touted European equities for their attractive valuations and as a means to diversify away […]