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Frank Holmes is the CEO and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors. Mr. Holmes purchased a controlling interest in U.S. Global Investors in 1989 and became the firm’s chief investment officer in 1999. In 2006, Mr. Holmes was selected mining fund manager of the year by ... more

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Gold Is Within Striking Distance Of Its All-Time High. Here’s How To Play The Rally
The time has come. Today the price of gold briefly rose above its all-time record closing price of $1,891.90 per ounce, set in August 2011. Once the precious metal breeches the important $1,900 resistance level, I believe the sky’s the limit.
Record Spending And Money-Printing Puts Markets In Uncharted Waters
Between the relief packages passed by Congress and monetary stimulus enacted by the Federal Reserve, we’ve already surpassed $10 trillion.. And yet it still won’t be enough to prevent further economic erosion, according to some economists.
Growth Is Crushing Value Right Now, But Remember To Take A Long-Term Horizon
Growth stocks are up 1.8% through May 27. Meanwhile, value stocks are still down more than 16.2%. What this suggests is that investors are seeking companies that are forecasting faster-than-average profits in an effort to recoup losses.
You Can’t Just Print More Gold
There’s one thing that can’t be printed, and that’s gold. In fact, we may be looking at peak gold supply right now, which should only help the precious metal retain its value as cash deteriorates.
Electric Vehicle Sales Are Surging. Can Mineral Producers Meet Future Demand?
It’s too early to say whether electricity will kill gas and diesel completely, but the trend certainly seems to be pointed in that direction. EV makers will need to address this sooner rather than later: Who’s going to supply the raw materials?
Gold Royalty Companies Report A Solid First Quarter On Higher Metal Prices
In the first quarter of 2020, the “big three” royalty names—Wheaton Precious Metals, Franco-Nevada and Royal Gold—collectively generated a remarkable $402 million in positive free cash flow.
Why Buffett Was Wrong To Dump Airlines
While I agree with Buffett that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for airlines, I disagree with his decision to dump airline stocks for that reason. Few industries have escaped unscathed from the virus’ impact, after all.
These 10 U.S. States Are Best Prepared For A Deep Recession
By some estimates, states could be facing their deepest budget shortfall on record due to the COVID-19 crisis. States could collectively see a budget deficit of $290 billion in 2021.
Seeking Free Cash Flow? Gold And Precious Metal Miners Have Got You Covered
With more than 26 million people applying for unemployment benefits in the past month and a half, many S&P 500 stocks’ revenue will dry up. Gold stocks should shine, by comparison.
It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn
There’s reason to keep hope alive that conditions will be improving sooner than expected. In New York City, the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S., hospitalizations are slowing.
Excess Money Supply Has Been Like Miracle-Gro For Gold Prices
There’s a clear correlation between the annual growth rate in M2 money supply and the price of the yellow metal. In the times when money supply surged from the same period a year earlier, gold prices followed.
Record Unemployment Claims And Oil’s Best Day Ever
I’m hopeful that this unprecedented scale of intellectual bandwidth will bring us answers and a solution. The world may be “closed” right now, but as I heard it put recently, the “grand reopening” is coming soon.
These U.S. Companies Have The Highest Debt-To-Equity Ratios Right Now
As of the fourth quarter of 2019, non-financial firms owed some $9.6 trillion in outstanding debt, a figure that’s up more than 57 percent from the financial crisis 10 years earlier.
Congress And The Fed Just Opened The Stimulus Floodgates
The stimulus “floodgates” are open. President Trump signed a $2.2 trillion emergency economic stimulus package and the Fed’s balance sheet has shot up to a never-before-seen $5.25 trillion.
A $10 Trillion Response To The Global Pandemic
Combating COVID-19 is not going to come cheap. My guess is that once the dust settles, this global health scare may well have cost us upwards of $10 trillion, potentially making it one of the most expensive crises in human history.
Keep Calm, Bear Markets Are Temporary
I believe that if we can substantially slow the rate of infection of COVID-19 and flatten the curve, the economy will recover strongly, and stocks will follow.
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