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Consensus 2018 Conference Recap
May 18, 2018

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. In the video below, Frank shares what he learned from the conference, including new uses for blockchain technology and the growing number of cryptocurrency funds on the market.

Want to learn more about cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin? Read Frank’s blog post, My Conversation with Bitcoin Visionary Marco Streng.

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All opinions expressed and data provided are subject to change without notice. Some of these opinions may not be appropriate to every investor.

Holdings may change daily. Holdings are reported as of the most recent quarter-end. None of the securities mentioned in the article were held by one or more accounts managed by U.S. Global Investors as of 3/31/2018.

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Are Cryptocurrencies Regaining Momentum?
May 8, 2018

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. Blockchain technology too has seen a growing number of opportunities, as more and more companies seek to implement its use. Frank Holmes explains how digital currencies and blockchain appear to be regaining momentum, with countries such as South Korea taking big steps to make use of the new technologies.

For Frank’s full explanation, watch the video below!

Want to learn more about South Korea? Read Frank’s blog post, South Korea Courts Investors with Unbelievable Payouts.

Frank Talk Live features U.S. Global Investors’ CEO and Chief Investment Officer Frank Holmes as he dives into a new investment topic, from gold mining and global resources to digital currencies and emerging markets. Tune in weekly for updates on these key financial markets.

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Is Now an Ideal Gold Buying Opportunity?
May 4, 2018

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. Frank Holmes shares his thoughts on why he believes gold stocks are attractive right now, such as rising inflation and the fact that gold returned close to 1.3 percent in the first quarter.

For Frank’s full explanation, watch the video below!

Want to learn more about gold buying opportunities? Read Frank’s blog post, 4 Big Reasons Why You Might Want to Consider Gold Stocks Right Now.

Frank Talk Live features U.S. Global Investors’ CEO and Chief Investment Officer Frank Holmes as he dives into a new investment topic, from gold mining and global resources to digital currencies and emerging markets. Tune in weekly for updates on these key financial markets.

For the latest updates on the dollar, gold and more, subscribe to the weekly Investor Alert Newsletter by clicking here.

 

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The S&P 500 is a stock market index that tracks the stocks of 500 large-cap U.S. companies. It represents the stock market's performance by reporting the risks and returns of the biggest companies.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is one of the most widely recognized price measures for tracking the price of a market basket of goods and services purchased by individuals. The weights of components are based on consumer spending patterns.

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Is The Next Commodities Bull Market Here?
April 25, 2018

Relative to equities, commodities are as cheap right now as they’ve been in decades. Frank explains how oil and aluminum, among other commodities, are performing exceptionally well. For this reason, Frank believes the next commodities bull market has arrived after the last cycle began unwinding 10 years ago.

For Frank’s full explanation, watch the video below!

Want to learn more about commodities? Read Frank’s blog, Commodities Are Flashing a Once-in-a-Generation Buy Signal.

Frank Talk Live features U.S. Global Investors’ CEO and Chief Investment Officer Frank Holmes as he dives into a new investment topic, from gold mining and global resources to digital currencies and emerging markets. Tune in weekly for updates on these key financial markets.

Want more market insights from Frank Holmes? Subscribe to his award-winning CEO blog Frank Talk by clicking here.

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The S&P GSCI (formerly the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index) serves as a benchmark for investment in the commodity markets and as a measure of commodity performance over time. It is a tradable index that is readily available to market participants of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

The S&P 500 is a stock market index that tracks the stocks of 500 large-cap U.S. companies. It represents the stock market's performance by reporting the risks and returns of the biggest companies.

 

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The Texas Economy Trumps That of Russia
April 18, 2018

You’ve heard the expression – everything’s bigger in Texas! This definitely holds true when it comes to the size of Texas’ economy. Frank Holmes discusses how even though Russia has five times more residents than the Lone Star State, Texas’ economy is $400 billion larger at $1.7 trillion. Russia still dominates as the world’s top crude oil producer, but the U.S. is close behind in second place, with Texas pumping out 40 percent of it.

For Frank’s full explanation of how the Texas economy trumps that of Russia, watch the video below!

Want to learn more about the domestic energy sector? Read Frank’s blog, U.S. Energy is Breaking All Kinds of Records – Are You Participating?

Frank Talk Live features U.S. Global Investors’ CEO and Chief Investment Officer Frank Holmes as he dives into a new investment topic, from gold mining and global resources to digital currencies and emerging markets. Tune in weekly for updates on these key financial markets.

Want more market insights from Frank Holmes? Subscribe to his award-winning CEO blog Frank Talk by clicking here.

All opinions expressed and data provided are subject to change without notice. Some of these opinions may not be appropriate to every investor.

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period, though GDP is usually calculated on an annual basis. It includes all of private and public consumption, government outlays, investments and exports less imports that occur within a defined territory.

 

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Volatility Returned and Small-Caps Soared the First Quarter
April 10, 2018

Although the S&P 500 closed down 1.22 percent in the first quarter of 2018, other asset classes saw positive returns. Frank Holmes discusses how gold and oil rounded out the quarter with positive gains while small-cap stocks outperformed both mid- and large-caps. Frank also comments on the uncertainty in the market due to possible trade wars and rising interest rates.

For Frank’s full take on the first quarter’s performance, watch the video below!

For more of Frank’s thoughts on the domestic market, read his latest piece, Seeking an Antidote to Global Trade Jitters? Check Out These Buying Opportunities!

Frank Talk Live features U.S. Global Investors’ CEO and Chief Investment Officer Frank Holmes as he dives into a new investment topic, from gold mining and global resources to digital currencies and emerging markets. Tune in weekly for updates on these key financial markets.

Want more market insights from Frank Holmes? Subscribe to his award-winning CEO blog Frank Talk by clicking here.

All opinions expressed and data provided are subject to change without notice. Some of these opinions may not be appropriate to every investor.

The S&P 500 Stock Index is a widely recognized capitalization-weighted index of 500 common stock prices in U.S. companies.

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index (VIX) shows the market's expectation of 30-day volatility.

 

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Gold Shines Brighter In the Face of Market Volatility
March 29, 2018

Just as volatility is returning to the stock market, gold is posting its third straight quarter of positive gains for the best run since 2011. Frank Holmes discusses gold’s relationship to stocks and that gold has historically rallied when the Federal Reserve raised interest rates. Frank remains bullish on the yellow metal as it’s up 3 percent for the year and has outperformed the S&P 500 since the start of the century.

For Frank’s full explanation, watch the video below!

For more of Frank’s thoughts on gold and the stock market, read his latest post, Could the Stars Be Aligned for $1,500 Gold?

Frank Talk Live features U.S. Global Investors’ CEO and Chief Investment Officer Frank Holmes as he dives into a new investment topic, from gold mining and global resources to digital currencies and emerging markets. Tune in weekly for updates on these key financial markets.

Want more market insights from Frank Holmes? Subscribe to his award-winning CEO blog Frank Talk by clicking here.

All opinions expressed and data provided are subject to change without notice. Some of these opinions may not be appropriate to every investor.

The S&P 500 Stock Index is a widely recognized capitalization-weighted index of 500 common stock prices in U.S. companies.

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index (VIX) shows the market's expectation of 30-day volatility.

Frank Holmes has been appointed non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors of HIVE Blockchain Technologies. Both Mr. Holmes and U.S. Global Investors own shares of HIVE, directly and indirectly.

 

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Positivity Returning to Crypto Markets
March 19, 2018

U.S. Global CEO and CIO, Frank Holmes, attended the Mauldin Strategic Investment Conference this month along with Marco Streng, CEO of Genesis Mining. Frank describes how investors were positive about the crypto market, as many financial institutions are adopting technologies to accommodate digital currencies and blockchain. Although there has been negative news surrounding regulation, Frank emphasizes that digital regulations are essential, and positive, for cryptocurrencies as a way to add credibility to them as an investment.

For Frank's full explanation, watch the video below!

For more of Frank’s thoughts on cryptocurrencies, read his interview with Mines and Money here!

Frank Talk Live features U.S. Global Investors’ CEO and Chief Investment Officer Frank Holmes as he dives into a new investment topic, from gold mining and global resources to digital currencies and emerging markets. Tune in weekly for updates on these key financial markets.

Want more market insights from Frank Holmes? Subscribe to his award-winning CEO blog Frank Talk by clicking here.

All opinions expressed and data provided are subject to change without notice. Some of these opinions may not be appropriate to every investor.

 

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The Historic Bull Market Versus Steel Tariffs
March 14, 2018

The current bull market is just six months away from becoming the longest running ever! Frank Holmes discusses that although there has been a wave of negativity surrounding the market from the newly imposed steel and aluminum tariffs, investors need not worry about the U.S. economy. Due to tax reform, many companies are optimistic and so is Frank about this bull market continuing its run.

For Frank's full explanation, watch the video below!

For more on this topic, read Frank’s latest post, The Historic Bull Market Faces Off Against Steel Tariffs.

Frank Talk Live features U.S. Global Investors’ CEO and Chief Investment Officer Frank Holmes as he dives into a new investment topic, from gold mining and global resources to digital currencies and emerging markets. Tune in weekly for updates on these key financial markets.

Want more market insights from Frank Holmes? Subscribe to his award-winning CEO blog Frank Talk by clicking here.

All opinions expressed and data provided are subject to change without notice. Some of these opinions may not be appropriate to every investor.

The S&P 500 Index is a stock market index that tracks the 500 most widely held stocks on the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ.

 

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Chinese New Year and Gold's Love Trade
February 23, 2018

This Chinese New Year, over 390 million Chinese will travel to visit family and go on vacation. Many will also participate in customary gift exchanging. Gold is one of the most popular gifts given during the two-week celebrations with demand so great that it affects the price of gold globally. Frank Holmes likes to call this the Love Trade. China, the world’s largest market for gold, saw demand rise 3 percent last year and this number should continue to grow with rising GDP.

For Frank's full explanation, watch the video below!

To learn more about Chinese New Year, check out our latest infographic, 5 Things to Know About the Chinese New Year.  

Frank Talk Live features U.S. Global Investors’ CEO and Chief Investment Officer Frank Holmes as he dives into a new investment topic, from gold mining and global resources to digital currencies and emerging markets. Tune in weekly for updates on these key financial markets.

Want more market insights from Frank Holmes? Subscribe to his award-winning CEO blog Frank Talk by clicking here.

All opinions expressed and data provided are subject to change without notice. Some of these opinions may not be appropriate to every investor.

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period, though GDP is usually calculated on an annual basis. It includes all of private and public consumption, government outlays, investments and exports less imports that occur within a defined territory.

 

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Net Asset Value
as of 05/23/2018

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $6.09 -0.11 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $7.61 0.04 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $4.15 -0.02 China Region Fund USCOX $11.65 -0.05 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.03 -0.05 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $25.52 0.01 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $19.60 0.02 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.19 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change