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S&P 500 Decade in Review

The 2010s saw the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, with the S&P 500 soaring to record highs. Test your knowledge of the biggest moves and surprises in the stock market from 2010 to 2019.

Why Is the Strait of Hormuz So Essential to Oil Trading?

How can one waterway be so essential to the world of oil and energy trading? Test your basic knowledge of the strait in this short quiz!

What Type of Investor Are You? (Quiz)

Which style of investing do you lean toward – value or growth? Or maybe you’re both! Take the quiz to find out.

Guess the Small- and Mid-Cap Company Ticker Symbols

How well do you know smaller companies traded on the Nasdaq or New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)? Find out in this ticker symbol quiz!

Are You a Travel Pro?

Take the Traveler IQ Challenge.

Financial Products Quiz

In order to make wise investment decisions, it’s important to know what financial products are available to help you meet your goals. How strong is your investing vocabulary? Let’s find out!

Match the Business Leader with Their Quote

You’re probably familiar with the top CEOs and investors today, but can you identify who said what quote? Take the quiz to find out if you can match the business leader with their words of wisdom!

How Well Do You Know North And South Korea?

On April 25, 2018, the leaders of North and South Korea announced their mutual intent to pursue a peace deal. How much do you know about Korea? Let’s find out!

How Much Do YOU Know About Bonds?

Bonds are one of the oldest asset classes around. While they aren’t typically considered exciting, they have thousands of years’ worth of history, including numerous ups and downs. Take our quiz to test your knowledge on bonds!

What Do You Know About Digital Currencies?

Unsurprisingly, given its sudden appearance and novel structure, cryptocurrencies are still confusing for many people. How well do you know your cryptocurrencies? Let’s find out!

What’s In A (Element’s) Name?

Periodic tables line the walls of classrooms around the world, illustrating the elements that make up our universe. While we’ve all seen the posters, how much do you really know about where the elements’ names and symbols come from?

How Well Do You Know Your S&P 500 Index History?

Now in the eighth year of its incredible bull run, the S&P 500 Index has closed at multiple all-time highs so far this year, with no sign that it will slow down anytime soon. See how well you know your S&P 500 history!

Name the Currency’s Country

You are probably familiar with Franklin’s famous face, but how familiar are you with banknotes around the world? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

Famous American Inventions and Innovations

America’s prosperity largely owes itself to the ingenuity and innovative spirit of its people. Take our quiz to find out how much you know about American inventions and inventors!

Which Industrial Metal Are You?

Industrial metals are literally the building blocks of the world around you. Take our quiz to find out which one you are!

How Well Do You Know Your Flags?

You can easily point out the flag of your own country, but what about 20 other flags from around the world? See a flag, read the clues and click a match! Take our quiz now.

Can You Pass Our Gold Quiz?

From ancient coins to statues, gold’s enduring qualities have made it one of the most coveted metals of all time. We invite you to test your knowledge…again.

How Much Do You Know About Oil?

You heard it called crude, black gold and Texas tea. Take our interactive quiz to test your knowledge of oil’s history, geopolitics and place in popular culture.


How to Attend a Golden Wedding in India

India is the world’s second-largest gold market, importing tons of gold every fall as Diwali and the wedding season begin. Join Phyllis as she takes a journey across the globe to get better acquainted with gold’s Love Trade!

How to Explain Bitcoin to Your Grandma

Cryptocurrencies are rapidly joining the mainstream. All around the country, in communities just like yours, unsuspecting people are ambushed by their grandparents asking… What is bitcoin?


Blockchain Terminology

In this slideshow, we cover the top twenty need-to-know terms to understand and interact with the world of cryptocurrency. Not sure what cryptocurrency is? You’ve come to the right spot.

Discover the World’s Top 20 Airlines of 2021

In its annual round-up of the best airlines worldwide, has revealed which carriers made the list for 2021. determined each ranking by which airlines achieved a seven-star safety rating and demonstrated innovation for passenger comfort. Let’s explore who made the cut this year!

The Top 10 Most Valuable Luxury Brands in the World

In this slideshow, we highlight in descending order the 10 most valuable luxury brands in the world. Can you guess which ranks as number one?

25 Surprising Facts About Gold

Gold has been a prized commodity since its discovery thousands of years ago for its beautiful appearance and variety of uses. Here are just 25 of the most surprising facts about the yellow metal.

Explore the 10 Busiest Airports in the World

As bustling as airports already are, they’re about to get even more so, if analysts are correct. Visit the world’s eight busiest airports by exploring the slideshow!

4 Reasons Why We Believe in Royalty Companies

There are a number of ways to invest in the gold space – physical gold bullion, jewelry, coins, gold-backed investment products, gold stocks and more. We believe one of the best ways to gain exposure to the metal is through precious metal royalty and streaming companies. Scroll through this slideshow for four reasons why we believe in this specialized business model.

The Top 10 Countries With the Largest Gold Reserves

The list of 10 countries that hold the most gold in their reserves has remained mostly unchanged over the last few years. Did you know the top holder has nearly as much bullion as the next three countries combined? Flip through this slideshow to discover which central banks value the yellow metal the most.

Manage Expectations and Anticipate Before You Participate

Flip through this slideshow to understand what makes the market tick and the importance of historical cycles.

How Do Airports Make Money?

Have you ever wondered how some airports are architectural masterpieces, containing luxurious amenities such as rooftop pools? Believe it or not, many airports, often those with the greatest passenger traffic, are hugely profitable. Explore this slideshow for a full look into how airports make money!

Why We Need Mining

Why does the world need mining? Not only does it play a vital role in the economies of many developing countries, it also generates metals and minerals that are components of everyday life. Explore this slideshow to see why the world depends on mining and which countries produce the most.

Lifecycle of a Mine

In order to find the diamonds in the rough of gold mining stocks, it’s important to identify where a mine is in its lifecycle. Explore this slideshow and learn about the stages gold mines flow through from discovery to production.

7 Differences Between Mutual Funds and ETFs

Do you know the unique features of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) versus mutual funds? Explore the slideshow to see which investment product is right for you!

10 Reasons to Invest in Gold

Did you know that gold can be an effective portfolio diversifier? Learn more about the yellow metal’s value as an investment by exploring this slideshow!

Here Are the 10 Most Educated Countries in the World

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United States ranks sixth globally for adult education level. Explore which countries round out the rest of the top 10 list in this slideshow.

10 of the Most Beautiful Eastern European Cities

Not only is Eastern Europe growing in financial importance, but also as a travel destination. This area of Europe offers sights off the beaten path and can be less expensive to visit than the Western half of the continent.

How ICOs are Replacing IPOs:

With ever-increasing popularity of digital currencies and a decreasing number of investable U.S. companies, it’s possible that initial coin offerings (ICOs) might overtake initial public offerings (IPOs). Explore the slideshow to learn more about this changing landscape!

10 Wealth and Prosperity Affirmations for the New Year

Wealth and Prosperity Affirmations for the New Year

Understanding the Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese Zodiac, or Sheng Xiao, is based on a 12-year cycle with each year representing a different animal. Explore our slideshow to find out more about this unique part of Chinese culture.

10 Living, Self-Made American Billionaires

The United States of America is known far and wide as the Land of Opportunity, fostering the imaginations of countless innovators and entrepreneurs. Read on to learn more about 10 of the most successful living, self-made American billionaires!

How Do Different Countries Celebrate Christmas?

Increasingly celebrated by Christians and non-Christians alike, Christmas is one of the most popular holidays across the globe. Learn how several countries celebrate in this slideshow!

7 Things to Know About Diwali

Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is arguably the most sacred holiday in Hinduism, celebrated by millions of people all over the globe. Explore our slideshow to learn more about the fall festival.

Explore the World’s Top 12 Gold Producing Companies

In 2015, the world’s top 12 gold producing companies collectively mined 1,061.9 metric tons of the yellow metal. Visit all 12 by exploring the slideshow!

A Brief History of Silver Production and Application

Silver might not get the love gold enjoys, but its history and application in technology, art and medicine is just as compelling. Explore our slideshow to learn some interesting facts about the brilliantly white metal!

From the Plant to Your Plate: A Look at Palm Oil Production

U.S. Global Investors portfolio manager Xian Liang traveled to Indonesia to tour a palm oil production plant. View the pictures Xian snapped of the entire process, from the harvesting of the fruit bunch, to the shipping of the goods.

10 Surprising Uses of Commodities

Commodities play an important role in our everyday lives—our houses are made of many resources, such as lumber and aluminum, and are heated with coal or natural gas. Read further to discover surprising uses of commodities in our daily lives.

Fascinating Facts About Global Energy

Coal, hydroelectric and oil are increasingly in high demand to meet the world’s growing appetite for power. Discover ten fascinating facts about worldwide consumption.

The Tallest, Longest and Busiest of the World’s Infrastructure

Each year, bigger, taller and more technologically advanced projects are built. This slideshow details some of mankind’s greatest architectural and infrastructure achievements.



5 Things to Know About the Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is a festival celebrated at the turn of the lunisolar Chinese calendar for 15 days until the next full moon. Check out our latest infographic to learn more about the festival.

Millennials Are Saving Big for Travel and Experiences

Millennials, with their ever growing purchasing power, are driving the trend of “getting away” and taking frequent trips. We believe all of this is positive news for the airline industry. Explore the infographic that highlights millennial air travel trends.

Who Wins The Money Matchup? Men vs. Women

When it comes to money habits, men and women differ drastically – from saving, to spending and even to investing. Explore the infographic to see these differences.

How Much Energy Do Crypto Miners Consume?

Cryptocurrency mining, or the process of creating new digital tokens, is one that can consume a significant amount of energy. But how much, exactly? This infographic explores the latest estimates among miners in the digital space.

What Are Gold Royalty Companies?

Royalty companies, sometimes called streaming companies, help fund exploration and production projects in return for royalties on what the mine produces or rights to a “stream.” Explore our infographic to learn more!


The History of U.S. Tariff Policies

With tariffs dominating headlines since early 2018, many might wonder what the story is behind such policies. Tariffs are essentially a tax to be paid on imports or exports and have a long history of use in the United States – beginning just after gaining independence as a nation. Explore this interactive timeline to discover the very first uses of tariffs and the reasons behind their creation.

The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns

Natural resources are the building blocks of the world, essential to progress and prosperity. These commodities can have wide price fluctuations over time. Uncover the patterns in commodity returns over the past 10 years.

Gold Through the Ages–Civilization’s Love Affair with the Yellow Metal

This interactive gold timeline carries you through gold’s enduring path as a universal symbol of wealth.

Our History

The story of U.S. Global Investors goes back more than 40 years when it began as an investment club. Follow our interactive timeline to see how we have evolved and grown over the years.


Top Gold Producing Countries

Although rare, gold is found on nearly all continents. Explore this interactive map of the top 10 countries that mine the most gold and view production trends over the last few years.

Beyond Russia: 21 Emerging Europe Countries Poised for Growth

Think emerging Europe equals Russia? Think again. Emerging Europe is actually made up of 21 unique countries. View our interactive map that provides a snapshot and interesting fact about each country.

Presidential Elections Map 2012

As millions of people head to the polls, this year pivotal presidential elections are taking place around the world. To a varying extent, voters have the power to potentially change a country’s economic or political landscape.

Gold in the U.S.

Thirty-two states have recorded significant commercial gold production. Which five states have the highest yield areas?