Next Week’s Guests

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 look forward to 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 will provide 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 will update us on Benchmark’s significant progress toward outlining a multi-million ounce gold equivalent deposit in B.C.

Frank Holmes is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Global Funds, which specializes in natural resources and emerging markets investing. As chief investment officer at U.S. Global, Holmes oversees an investment team whose mutual funds have won more than two dozen Lipper Fund Awards and certificates since 2000. Mr. Holmes was selected as the 2006 mining fund manager of the year by Mining Journal, a leading publication for the global natural resources industry. He is also the co-author of The Goldwatcher: Demystifying Gold Investing. He is engaged in a number of international philanthropies and is a member of the President’s Circle and on the investment committee of International Crisis Group, which works to resolve conflict around the world. He is also an advisor to the William J. Clinton Foundation on sustainable development in countries with resource-based economies.

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.