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.
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.
So what should an investor do after a large market sell-off? Stay calm and invest on, as I believe there is opportunity in picking up what the bears left behind.
After traveling nearly 6,000 miles by plane, helicopter and jeep, Evan Smith, portfolio manager at U.S. Global, is walking along a dirt path in Kenema past dilapidated shops covered with rusted, corrugated metal.
An important demand trend for gold, in my opinion, comes from the enduring Love Trade, as countries like China and India buy the precious metal out of love and tradition. Demand for physical metal is beginning to pick up, especially with April’s recent pullback. Keep an eye on demand, and the Love Trade, it will likely be a catalyst for gold’s next run.
Now may be the time to look at mining shares.
While we wait for gold to determine its next move, we need to remember 4 important facts about the metal.