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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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The Case For Pivoting Into Renewable Energy
Even if you’re not personally sold on the idea of sustainability and “green energy,” you must acknowledge that this is the direction the world is headed in. Rather than fight it, we’ve made the decision to follow the money.
Where To Get Income In A Low-Yield World
One of the most attractive sources of income right now is tax-free municipal bonds.
Gold Projected To Beat The Market In 2020
Gold will outperform the S&P 500 Index in 2020. That’s one of several projections made by CLSA in its just-released “Global Surprises 2020” report.
Top Two ETF Trends To Watch: ESG And Nontransparent
Two topics seemed to dominate at this year’s Inside ETFs conference: the rise of ESG investing, and the emergence of so-called “nontransparent” ETFs. Both promise some big changes to financial markets.
New Beginnings With The Year Of The Rat
Before the coronavirus struck, 3 billion trips were estimated to take place during the 16-day Chinese New Year celebration, while some 79 million passengers were expected to take flights.
Bitcoin Has Its Best Start To A Year Since 2012
Among the biggest contributors to the bitcoin rally is the hope that 2020 could finally see institutional investors move into the digital field en masse, prompted by growing client demand and more attractive ways to get exposure.
“Buy-And-Hold” Has Historically Been A Winning Investment Strategy
The S&P 500 Index increased more than 31 percent, putting last year among the very best going all the way back to 1928. After such a stellar year, is it time for investors to de-risk, or should they continue to hold their positions?
Dollar Weakness Could Be The Catalyst Commodities Are Looking For
Commodities as a whole had a mostly positive 2019, returning 16.53 percent as measured by the S&P GSCI. This far surpasses commodities’ five-year average return of about negative 11.52 percent, between 2014 and 2018.
Tariffs Are Having A Bigger Effect On U.S. Manufacturing Than Initially Thought
Since the end of 2018, manufacturing has stalled as U.S.-imposed tariffs and retaliatory tariffs from its trading partners have hampered growth.
5 Of The Biggest Financial Stories From 2019
Every asset type, it seems—from large-caps to small-caps, from foreign to domestic, from gold to oil—finished not just up for the year, but really up.
Here’s What The Trucking Industry Could Learn From Airlines
This year alone, nearly 800 U.S.-based trucking companies have gone bankrupt. That’s almost three times the rate as in 2018, when things were looking remarkably positive.
Expecting A Market Downturn? Follow The “Noah Rule”
Predicting a major economic or financial event—whether that’s a recession, market downturn or even your own retirement—requires that you also take action. Otherwise your prediction was meaningless.
Is The Fed Gearing Up For A New Round Of Quantitative Easing? Here Are The Possible Signs
The Fed’s balance sheet is expanding again for the first time since the bank began to unwind in 2017. In fact, this is the fastest monthly rate of expansion since the initial round of quantitative easing (QE) began in December 2008.
Supercharge Your Gold Position With Precious Metal Royalty Companies
One of the best ways to “supercharge” your gold position is with precious metal royalty and streaming companies. Think Franco-Nevada, Wheaton Precious Metals, Royal Gold and others.
Will The Real Manufacturing PMI Please Stand Up?
As of November, the manufacturing PMI has now been below the key 50.0 threshold for four straight months, making this the 11th longest-running period of month-over-month contraction of the past 40 years.
This Economic Indicator Is Proving The Naysayers Wrong
Flying in the face of negative economic news, U.S. factories picked up steam for the third straight month in November. The preliminary PMI, a leading indicator, pulled further away from its August low with a reading of 52.2 this month.
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