An Inside Look at Frank Holmes’ Investment Strategy

Author: Frank Holmes
Date Posted: August 21, 2014 Read time: 5 min

Frank Curzio of S&A Investor Radio welcomes Frank Holmes to the program to discuss exactly what goes into managing the U.S. Global Investors Funds, writing his weekly Frank Talk blog and traveling around the world—all without missing a beat.

Frank says having a combination of both tacit and explicit knowledge is the real key to success. Tacit knowledge comes from the many site visits he goes on and various face-to-face meetings with management, while explicit knowledge refers specifically to the stock models and technical analysis of each company that shows potential for a fund.

Listen to the entire interview to hear what Frank Holmes says some of his favorite investment ideas are right now.


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Did you know Frank Holmes met Frank Curzio for the first time in Vancouver during an open-pit mine tour at Copper Mountain? Explore our newest slideshow to take a virtual tour of what the two saw in their recent trip to Southern British Columbia.


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