Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes is chief executive officer and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors Inc. The company is a registered investment adviser that manages approximately $2.08 billion in 13 no-load mutual funds and for other advisory clients. A Toronto native, he bought a controlling interest in U.S. Global Investors in 1989, after an accomplished career in Canada's capital markets. His specialized knowledge gives him expertise in resource-based industries and money management. The Global Resources Fund was also Morningstar's top performer among all domestic stock funds in the five-year period ending Dec. 31, 2006.

Frank Holmes's Recent Articles

The Gold Market’s Big First Quarter Surprise

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While western investors remain cool toward gold in 2014, the long-term trends remain solid. Today, Frank Holmes returns from the Asia Mining Club meeting in Hong Kong to give an inside look at China's ongoing "Love Trad" in gold, as well as Fed Chairman Janet Yellen's most likely policy change in the year ahead. Read on...


One Match that Reliably Sparks a Rising Gold Price

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Gold is a hot commodity, right now - up about $1,500 in just three months. And while the financial media are chalking this up to increased tensions in Ukraine and Russia, there may be a simpler explanation. Frank Holmes explains the one reliable factor that repeatedly contributes to a rising gold price. Read on...


One Sector With the Wind In Its Sails

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Over the past two months junior miners have been on a tear. And now the comeback may be gaining even more steam as an influx of industrial spending could be the boost that these beaten down shares have been looking for... And that’s bullish for metals and mining companies. Frank Holmes explains...


The US Energy Boom: More than Just an Oil Story

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Of all the big resource stories that came out this year, the resurgence of the US oil industry has to be the biggest, thanks to massive output and breakthrough technologies. Frank Holmes takes a closer look at the US "shale gale," specifically how US ingenuity has positioned itself ahead of the global competition. Read on...


China Bull Prepares to Charge

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China's push towards a more market-based economy could kick into high-gear, as recently proposed economic reforms are some of the country's most radical policy changes in over three decades. But what will that mean for foreign investors and how could it shape the global economy? Frank Holmes takes a closer look...


A Resource Reserved for Contrarians

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Right now, resource plays are an unloved and underowned area of the market. To invest in this sector is to be a contrarian. But as Frank Holmes explains, that may be the best thing to be right now. Read on to discover why he's so bullish on resources, and precious metals in particular...


Discovering Growth Deep in the Heart of Texas

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For many Americans, the word "Texas" conjures a variety of different thoughts and emotions. It's one of America's largest and most polarizing states. But contrary to what many believe, it is just as diverse as you'd expect an area this size to be. And that has led to one incredible growth story. Frank Holmes explains...


Where to Find the Sexiest Energy Assets

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The US energy boom is in full swing. Despite the naysayers, there are plenty of places to find profit opportunities in the current markets. And as Frank Holmes points out, sometimes the best energy plays can actually be found above ground. Read on...


Figures Don’t Lie, but Liars Figure

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Frank Holmes describes the things that affect the velocity of money and why gold is not the unattractive investment it seems to be. He also raises some very interesting questions as to whether today's inflation numbers are being manipulated and whether the unemployment rate is actually going down.


China’s GDP Growth Holding Up the BRIC Wall

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In 2001, Jim O’Neill, formerly of Goldman Sachs, suggested that Chinese economic growth would surpass GDP growth in much of the developed world by 2041. Twelve years later that prediction seems oddly prescient. Frank Holmes explains...