Browsing: 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.
Unlike many commodities, there are many shades to gold, such as the Love Trade’s buying gold for loved ones and the Fear Trade’s purchasing gold as a store of value. But, as Frank Holmes points out, there is an additional “shade” investors need to be aware of, and it could make a huge difference in how you view the yellow metal...
The gold trade is really two separate trades. There’s the Fear Trade that buys gold out of fear of war or poor government policies. Then there’s the Love Trade, this group gives gold as gifts for loved ones during important holidays and festivals.
In Texas these days, there’s a feeling of absolute and unwavering confidence in the concept of an American energy revolution. From the depths of reserves to the richness of the energy, an incredible transformation is taking place.
India’s demand for gold during the second quarter of 2013 topped all other countries, according to the latest World Gold Council data.
After a lengthy period of stagnant growth and lackluster results, the gradual crescendo of improving economic data that’s been coming out of Europe lately certainly commands attention.
While the overall trend is up, there are often short-term bursts of volatility. And looking over the next decade or so, the trends driving the current commodity supercycle remain in place.
There’s no denying China’s massive economic growth over the past decade, as the country recorded an average GDP of more than 10 percent per year.
It was a challenging first half of the year for most commodities, with only two resources we track on our Periodic Table of Commodities Returns rising in value.
As the West flees the precious metal, another set of gold buyers has come forward with the aim to preserve wealth.
I have more faith that millions of people in Asia and the Middle East will continue to adore the precious metal long after the novelty of Facebook and iPads wears off.