U.S. Global Investors Has Over 50 Years Of Experience Investing In The Gold Space

At U.S. Global Investors we advocate for the Golden Rule of having a 10 percent portfolio weighting in gold and rebalancing annually. The yellow metal acts as a portfolio diversifier, often moving differently than other assets, such as equities and bonds. Investors look to gold as a store of value during times of economic uncertainty.

With a high level of expertise in this specialized sector of precious minerals, our portfolio management team includes professionals with experience in geology, mineral resources and mining finance.

Explore our two mutual funds that invest in the gold space and seek to achieve capital appreciation plus protection against inflation and monetary instability.

Gold and Precious Metals Fund (USERX)

USERX is the first no-load gold fund in the U.S., founded in 1974. The fund invests in senior producers that are currently pulling gold, silver or other precious metals out of the ground.

World Precious Minerals Fund (UNWPX)

UNWPX gives investors exposure to junior and intermediate gold and silver mining companies that are more focused on exploration, in addition to production of precious metals.

What Could Lead to Higher Gold Prices?

Cause
Effects
Possible Ramifications
Low or Negative Interest Rates
When real interest rates are low (or negative), investors turn away from paper assets with declining value and turn toward assets with real value, like gold.
More Demand for Gold
Higher Gold Prices
Central Bank Policy
For the past several years, central banks around the world have switched from being net sellers to net buyers of gold.
Gold Viewed as Currency
Higher Gold Prices
The End of Easy Monetary Policy
A long period of historically low interest rates worldwide encouraged massive borrowing at every level, and the world now faces record amounts of debt.
Another Global Financial Crisis
Higher Gold Prices
Lack of New Discoveries in Gold Mines
Gold miners have experienced increased production costs, resulting in a higher replacement cost per ounce of gold.
Stagnant Production and Reduced Supply
Higher Gold Prices
China and India “Chindia” Have Strong Cultural Affinity for Gold
Growing middle classes in the world’s most populous countries fuel gold buying for weddings and seasonal gifts.
Increased Spending Power Correlated with Gold Buying
Higher Gold Prices

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