Frank Holmes's Contributions

Is Europe Ready to Take Off?

3 Areas of Strength

After the U.S.’s huge run, is it possible the country will be handing off the baton to Europe for the next leg of the race? Here are a three areas of strength that could send European stocks higher.

Frank Holmes on Gold: A Disconnect Between Price and Fundamentals

Jul 16 – Jim welcomes back Frank Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer of US Global Investors. Frank discusses how there are times when prices and fundamentals disconnect in the markets, and this is one of those times for gold.

Why It Pays to Invest in Emerging Market Dividend-Payers

Even though market pundits talk about elevated rates on the horizon, we believe significantly higher rates that would move the needle for an income investor is a ways off. That’s why it may be a good time to look at emerging markets dividend-paying stocks today.

The Love Trade for Gold Is Still On

Gold buyers are a diverse group, but generally fall into one of two categories. Most of the attention gets focused on those who purchase out of fear of damaging government policies (i.e., the Fear Trade).

Don’t Sell in May: Reasons to Extend Your Stay

During the first week of May every year, the maxim, “Sell in May and Go Away,” gets taken out, dusted off and powered up as a reason to sell stocks.

Frank Holmes of US Global Investors: Paper Gold Is Short-Term and Leveraged - Physical Gold Is Long-Term and Cash

Apr 30 – Jim welcomes Frank Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer of US Global Investors, Inc., which manages a diversified family of mutual funds and hedge funds specializing in gold, natural resources, and emerging markets.

How a Landslide Shifts Copper Supply

The landslide in Utah is just one example of how quickly and unexpectedly the supply and demand factors facing the red metal can shift, which I believe underscores the need for nimble active management.

What Maslow and Rand Would Tell Investors Today

What can investors learn from a psychologist and a novelist? Frank Holmes explores the connection between Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and why investors haven't captured the superior returns from gold, oil and stocks over the past 20 years. In addition, the events in Cyprus bring to mind a passage from Atlas Shrugged.

Why China Is Tunneling a Mind-Boggling 800 Miles in 2 Years

Public discontent over pollutants and vehicle congestion on roads has prompted the new leaders in China to take environmental action.

Dow - Then and Now

The Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 actively traded, blue-chip stocks is making record highs, knocking the 2007 peak off its pedestal, but investors aren’t celebrating.

Out With the Dragon, In With the Snake

Over 2013, we expect China to continue its accommodative efforts, which should reinforce the equity rally. In addition, the new leadership is focused on growth, as leaders seek to improve and reform policies that will provide residents with opportunities and social security, increase incomes and raise standards of living, which should encourage domestic consumption.

Dow to 14,000 ... and Beyond?

If you’ve been a hibernating bear lately, you’ve missed a ton of positive news, as U.S. construction spending rose, ISM manufacturing data beat expectations and the country added 157,000 jobs.

Resource Investors: Why You Can Expect Sunnier Days Ahead

The gloomy clouds of last year seem to be dissipating, as significant and positive trends in global resources and economic data take hold.

Four Sensational Facts About Gold Investing

After investing in the mining industry for decades, we’ve taken note of several facts about gold that continue to surprise our investors. Here are four of the latest.

The Move Costing Investors Big-Time

In the media’s duty to report risks facing the average investor, some reporters seemed to have overlooked what I believe to be the greatest threat. As Bloomberg only recently quantified, “Americans have missed out on almost $200 billion of stock gains as they drained money from the market in the past four years.”

How Gold Miners Can Leverage the Price of Gold

Historically investors have received a 2-to-1 leverage by owning gold equities instead of the commodity. In today's fairytale of cash costs along with an overabundance of production projects in the pipeline, focus on the gold miners that can successfully manage these challenges.

The Significant Impact of U.S. Oil Production

After decades of importing oil, the U.S. seems only a few years away from reversing the flow. Will century-old legislation be the biggest roadblock from exporting excess oil?

5 Amazing Global Consumer Trends

In emerging markets, supportive government policies, rising wealth and access to innovative technology may be an influential source for future Black Friday purchases in the U.S.

China’s Pyramid of Power

China celebrated another achievement last week, as Mo Yan became the first Chinese citizen to win a Nobel Prize for literature. The selection of Mo was praised by a Chinese nationalist tabloid as a sign that mainstream China could “no longer be refused by the West for long.”

The Ramifications of a Robin Hood Tax

Proponents say a transaction tax would discourage short-term trading, with little effect on long-term investors. Opposition says the extra cost would undermine liquidity, adversely affect market quality and distort the value of a security.

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