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

A Resource Reserved for Contrarians

Frank Holmes

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

Frank Holmes

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

Frank Holmes

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

Frank Holmes

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

Frank Holmes

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...


The Gold Market’s Overlooked X Factor

Frank Holmes

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...


2 Good Reasons to Buy Gold This September

Frank Holmes

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.


An American Energy Revolution

Frank Holmes

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.


Europe Puts on Its Rally Cap

Frank Holmes

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.