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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 Love Trade Could Set New Valentine’s Spending Record
Consumers are set to spend more than $20 billion on Valentine’s gifts, thanks in part to a surge in gold jewelry demand. The increase in spending can largely be attributed to the Love Trade, which is about gold’s timeless role as a treasured gift.
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Central Banks Haven’t Bought This Much Gold Since Nixon Closed The Gold Window
Something big is happening in the gold market right now, and nowhere is that more apparent than in central banks of emerging economies. Last year was a watershed in the size of official gold purchases, as banks added an incredible 651.5 tonnes.
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These Emerging Markets Could Soar If The Dollar Falls
Last year was tough for emerging markets, with a number of currencies under considerable pressure. But since then the investment case for emerging markets has vastly improved and global investors are betting that the dollar will ease.
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What Headwinds? Airlines To Book Their 10th Straight Year Of Profitability
Despite the government shutdown, airlines beat on earnings and offer exciting guidance for 2019. Global airlines are expected to log their 10th straight year of profitability - an industry first.
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Why This Billionaire Just Bought Gold For The First Time In His Life
We’re seeing appetite grow for the precious metal, not just from investors but also central banks, which have been net buyers since 2010.
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Here’s Why The Price Of Palladium Just Zoomed Past Gold
Palladium might not fill headlines the way gold does, but it’s been on fire lately. Not only has the precious metal been the best performing commodity for two years straight, but its price also just shot past gold for the first time since 2001.
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ANGL Mkt Vector ETF Shs Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF
BAB PowerShares Build America Bond Portfolio
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This AI Company Is The Future Of Gold Exploration
“Some people call it ‘peak gold,’ but I tend to think of it more as ‘peak discovery’”. Meet the brains behind Goldspot Discoveries, a first-of-its-kind quant shop that aims to use AI to revolutionize the mineral exploration business.
Will The China Bulls Turn Out For The Year Of The Pig?
This week marks the start of China’s Spring Festival, during which an estimated 3 billion trips will be made using the country’s massive transportation network of roads and rail. What does this mean for investors?
Gold Has Beaten The Market Over Multiple Time Periods
With stocks down, gold’s outperformance shouldn’t come as a shock, as the two historically have an inverse relationship. What might be surprising is the yellow metal has beaten the S&P 500 for the century so far – returning 345.39% versus 70.62%.
Christmas Comes Early For This Precious Metals Streaming Company
Gold mining investors and Canadian capital markets received an early Christmas gift last Friday. Wheaton Precious Metals, one of the largest precious metals streaming companies in the world, reached a settlement with the Canadian Revenue Agency.
The Yield Curve Just Inverted For The First Time In Years. Time To Reconsider Risk?
One of the most reliable indicators of an economic slowdown just flashed a warning sign this week. On Monday, the yield curve between the 5-year Treasury yield and 3-year Treasury yield inverted, or turned negative, for the first time since 2007.
This Holiday Season, Make It Silver And Gold
Yesterday marked the beginning of Hanukkah. This holiday season as you’re shopping for gifts for loved ones, consider gifting gold or silver coins, which hold their value and last forever.
Talking Tech With Pulitzer Prize Nominee Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson, chief technology strategist of Money Map Press, is a lot of things: devoted son and father, technologist, avid skier and gun enthusiast, accomplished blues guitarist, Pulitzer Prize nominee.
Freezing Temperatures Could Heat Up Natural Gas Prices
With temperatures so low, it’s perhaps no surprise that natural gas had one of its best days in years. Its price popped almost 18 percent last Wednesday—before falling nearly as much on Thursday.

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