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Frank Holmes is the CEO and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors. Mr. Holmes purchased a controlling interest in U.S. Global Investors in 1989 and became the firm’s chief investment officer in 1999. In 2006, Mr. Holmes was selected mining fund manager of the year by ... more

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Blockchain Could Revolutionize How We Mine Gold And Precious Metals
Last week I had the pleasure to attend Consensus 2018 in New York, the premiere gathering for the who’s who in blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Attendance doubled from last year to an estimated 8,500 people.
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This Oil Rally Could Have Much Further To Go
For more than a week now, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil has been trading north of $70 per barrel, a level we haven’t seen since November 2014. Gas prices are likewise trending up, as I’m sure you’ve noticed.
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Why Do Investors Sell In May?
You might have heard the expression “sell in May and go away.” This investing strategy says that investors might sell equities in May and repurchase them in October, in order to avoid the poor returns historically experienced in the summer months.
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Gold Love Trade Looks Promising In India And China
Gold was up half a percent year-to-date through last Friday. Over the same period, the S&P 500 Index was in the red—the first time in nearly a decade that stocks have been negative for the year through the start of May.
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South Korea Courts Investors With Unbelievable Payouts
Thanks to rapid growth spurred early on by business-friendly policies, South Korea is today the fourth largest economy in Asia—following China, Japan and India—and the 11th largest in the world.
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4 Big Reasons Why You Might Want To Consider Gold Stocks Right Now
The price of gold has been feeling the pressure lately from a stronger U.S. dollar, which is at a four-month high, and rising Treasury yields.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
ANGL Mkt Vector ETF Shs Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF
BAB PowerShares Build America Bond Portfolio
BLV Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF
FB Facebook Inc
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
TWTR Twitter Inc
YHOO Yahoo! Inc.

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Consensus 2018 Conference Recap
Crypto news outlet CoinDesk held its fourth annual blockchain and technology summit, Consensus 2018, in New York from May 14-16. Frank Holmes attended for the second year and notes how attendance doubled to 8,500 curious investors and companies.
My Conversation With Bitcoin Visionary Marco Streng
Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Marco Streng, the wunderkind bitcoin visionary behind Genesis Mining. Genesis is the world’s largest cloud bitcoin mining company, with over 2 million customers worldwide.
3 Countries Triumphing In Eastern Europe
The Central and Eastern European region, or CEE, is composed of 12 post-communist countries and has been experiencing rapid expansion in the last few decades, with GDP growth rivaling that of the United States and the eurozone.
Are Cryptocurrencies Regaining Momentum?
Although cryptocurrencies have been plagued by extreme volatility since the start of the year, the trading range for bitcoin has narrowed and some investors believe prices might rise again.
Weighing Gold Versus Silver
How do you know when to underweight or overweight gold or silver? Mike Matousek, head trader at U.S. Global Investors, explains how he looks at the gold and silver price ratio to determine the opportune time to adjust weightings.
Is Now An Ideal Gold Buying Opportunity?
Although gold is feeling the heat of a strong U.S. dollar and going through the historical May slump, now might be a great time to buy gold stocks.
Is The Eurozone PMI Rising?
The purchasing manager’s index (PMI) is one of the leading indicators used to assess the economic health of a nation. Although the PMIs have been falling since early 2018, the readings remain well above 50, indicating growth in the region.
Frank Talk Turns Eleven Years Old!
Eleven years ago, U.S. Global Investors launched the Frank Talk blog as a way to share my experiences traveling the world and the investment insights I pick up along the way.

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