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The Sand Demand: Finding Opportunities Beyond Direct Shale Plays
The Sand Demand: Finding Opportunities Beyond Direct Shale Plays
September 17, 2014

Total U.S. crude oil production averaged an estimated 8.6 million barrels per day in August, the highest monthly production since July 1986...

Lucara Diamond Stock Sparkles, Reports Another Strong Quarter
Lucara Diamond Stock Sparkles, Reports Another Strong Quarter
August 28, 2014

Let’s talk diamonds for a change. Often it seems that gold gets all the fun when I write and speak about precious metals and minerals. But Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond, which we own in both our Gold and Precious Metals Fund (USERX)...

Managing Expectations Part III
Managing Expectations Part III
August 25, 2014

In the first part of this three-part series, I discussed the importance of cycles such as four-year presidential elections and the life of a gold mine, and how they play into our investment strategy here at U.S. Global Investors.

Big Dam Resources
Big Dam Resources
August 12, 2014

China’s 22,000-megawatt Three Gorges Dam, pictured on the cover of our latest Shareholder Report, is an undertaking that must be described in superlatives. Not only is it the world’s largest...

5 Takeaways from the Vancouver Natural Resources Conference
5 Takeaways from the Vancouver Natural Resources Conference
August 4, 2014

I was happy to speak recently at the Vancouver Natural Resources Conference in beautiful British Columbia. I also had the pleasure of listening...

Desperately Seeking a Cheaper Kilowatt Hour
Desperately Seeking a Cheaper Kilowatt Hour
July 24, 2014

Let’s imagine that an aluminum manufacturer is eyeing two locations to build a new factory. In location A, an industrial kilowatt hour...

2014 Commodities Halftime Report
2014 Commodities Halftime Report
July 14, 2014

What a difference six months can make.  After a disappointing 2013, the commodities market came roaring back full throttle, outperforming the S&P 500 Index...

Good News for Global Growth
Good News for Global Growth
July 8, 2014

As we close the second quarter of 2014, several countries released manufacturing data last week including China and India. The JP Morgan Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index...

I’m Grateful to Live in America. Here’s Why.
I’m Grateful to Live in America. Here’s Why.
July 7, 2014

An important principle of our investment process at U.S. Global Investors is a belief that government policies are a precursor to change. As a result, we...

Can Tesla Motors Strengthen Its Brand by Giving Away Its Patents?
Can Tesla Motors Strengthen Its Brand by Giving Away Its Patents?
June 24, 2014

Innovators and entrepreneurs aren’t normally in the business of sharing their intellectual property. But in his blog published June 12, Musk defends...

Net Asset Value
as of 10/27/2021

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $6.88 -0.14 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $12.49 -0.09 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $4.75 -0.01 China Region Fund USCOX $8.47 -0.10 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.42 -0.14 Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $25.47 -0.09 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.23 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $1.99 No Change