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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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3 Mining Stocks For Investors Seeking Gold Exposure
Gold mining stocks have been down so far this year, but I believe this represents a buying opportunity. The NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, which tracks a diversified blend of miners, is down 9.22% for the 12 months ended May 13.
These 3 Charts Will Convince Investors That Time May Be Running Out
Worried about the ramifications of a full-blown U.S.-China trade war? These three charts might convince you that time could be running out to prepare for the next downturn.
How To Limit Your Exposure To The U.S.-China Trade War
A possible option could be small to mid-cap stocks, which are generally tied more closely to the domestic market than their blue-chip peers.
Copper Well Positioned To Lead The Next Resource Cycle
The world is on a path to vast shortages in copper, nickel, lithium and other important minerals that are necessary to build the batteries in electric vehicles. We could be looking at another commodities super-cycle, with copper leading the way.
3 Things Driving Oil Prices Right Now
The big energy news this week is that President Donald Trump moved to end all sanction waivers for nations that import Iranian oil. In response, Brent crude oil hit $75 per barrel for the first time in six months this past week.
The Hunger For Muni Bonds (And Gold) Is Real
Tax-free muni bonds saw $8.8 billion in inflows in the first quarter, beating U.S. equity funds and international equity funds. Investors were seeking stability as well as a strategy to counteract the changes to the tax code.
What’s The Second Best Performing Asset Since 1999?
The evidence keeps rolling in that the yellow metal has historically been a wise investment. Because it has a negative correlation with the market, gold has helped investors diversify their portfolios and improve their risk-adjusted returns.
What Ballooning Corporate Debt Means For Investors
Since the last recession, nonfinancial corporate debt has ballooned to more than $9 trillion as of November 2018, which is nearly half of U.S. GDP. Each recession going back to the mid-1980s coincided with elevated debt-to-GDP levels.
China's Factories Power On For The First Time In Four Months
A resolution to the China-U.S. trade dispute is still in the works, but China’s manufacturing sector just returned to growth for the first time in four months, a sign that its government’s economic stimulus appears to be working.
7 Market-Moving Charts Investors Need To See
Stocks erased their weekly gains and bond yields fell on Friday as investors reacted to a number of economic developments. Last week I had my eye on several other market-moving news items.
The Retirement Crisis Is Worse Than You Think
According to a recent survey, one in five American adults have nothing saved for retirement or emergencies. A further 20 percent have squirreled away only 5 percent or less of their annual income to meet certain financial goals.
Gold Glimmers As The Pool Of Negative-Yielding Debt Surges
In the case of Japanese bonds right now, investors are actually paying the government—and that’s before you factor in inflation.
Gold Miners Are Finally Making Some Interesting Capital Investments
Rather than continuing to duke it out in the capital markets, Barrick and Newmont Mining will be entering into a joint venture in Nevada. As a standalone company, the Nevada complex will be the world’s single-largest gold producing operations.
Can The Bull Market Run For Another 10 Years?
The current stock bull market, already the longest in U.S. history, turns 10 years old this month. It’s been a phenomenally profitable time to participate, especially if you’ve stuck to an investment strategy that favors dividend-paying stocks.
Would You Do This To Pay Zero Income Taxes For Life?
The “Family Protection Action Plan” was unveiled last week by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Among its incentives is a waiver on personal income taxes for life for married women who give birth to and raise four or more children.
Will 2019 Be The Year Of King Copper?
In 2018 global demand for copper was 23.6 million tons, and by 2027, it’s projected to reach just under 30 million tons - an average annual growth rate of about 2.6%.
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