Making Sense of a Financial World Gone Mad

Frank Homes and Chen Lin return as guests on this week’s program while Walter (Jay) Buckley visits for the first time.

If anyone can help us make sense of a world that seems to rely more on miracles of technology and on concepts of equality rather than on merit, it’s Frank Holmes. From his years of experience managing precious metals and natural resource mutual funds to starting an airline ETF, to now serving as Executive Chairman of HIVE Blockchain Technologies, Frank can bridge the gap of understanding between a traditional investment mentality and the mysteries of cryptocurrencies. We will look to Frank for some portfolio guidance in this rapidly changing world.

Chen Lin, who specializes in biotech stocks as well as energy and precious metals miners, talks about his views on those market sectors as well as his thoughts about China and the U.S. markets. Jay Buckley injects a bit of joy into our lives by sharing stories of how the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs are saving the lives of veterans and other people with special needs.

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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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Chen Lin had been a doctoral candidate in aeronautical engineering at Princeton. However, Chen found his investment strategies were so profitable that he put his Ph.D. on the back burner to devote full time to private investing and writing a newsletter titled “What is Chen Buying? What is Chen Selling?”  Chen’s track record has been phenomenal!  In one account we tracked, in which he used no leverage, he was able to grow $5,411 starting in 2002 to over $2.2 million by the end of 2012.  You can visit his website at


Walter Jay Buckley has had a 40-year distinguished career in banking having served the last 27 years at Credit Agricole CIB where he was responsible for various functions as a Managing Director. Prior that that he worked as a Vice President–Senior Banker at Midland-Montagu, at Westpac Banking Corp as a Vice President–Relationship Manager (New York Territory), and at Deutsche Bank where he began his career as an Assistant Vice President. Now in retirement, Walter Jay enjoys spending time with his family, sailing, golfing, and as a Board Member of the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs.

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.