Interactive Recap: Our Favorites from 2013

Author: Frank Holmes
Date Posted: December 31, 2013 Read time: 2 min

As we bid farewell to 2013, I want to highlight one of the most engaging portions of the U.S. Global website, the Interactive Favorites page. If you have not had the opportunity to explore the quizzes, slideshows and maps located in this section, there’s no better time than the present. Constructed for shareholders’ educational and entertainment use, here are a few of our favorites from this year.

Explore, enjoy and share!

The Many Uses of Gold
Gold’s qualities make it one of the most coveted metals in the world. Not only can it be beautifully shaped and sculpted, but this slideshow will show you other industrial, medical and technological uses of gold, some of which are truly amazing.

Pick the Producer
From the coffee we drink to the gas that powers our cars, commodities are used in everyday life. Having many of these staples at our fingertips, we often forget where exactly they come from. This quiz will test your knowledge about commodity-producing countries around the world.

Surprising Cities Quiz
Would you be able to identify a city by its architecture? In this quiz we’ll show you a structure and give you two cities to choose from. Some answers may surprise you!

How Much Do You Know About Oil?
You’ve heard it called crude, black gold and Texas tea, but how much do you really know about oil? Take our interactive quiz to test your knowledge of oil’s history, geopolitics and place in popular culture.

Name the Currency’s Country
Paper money was first used by the Chinese during the Tang Dynasty in 806 AD–500 years before Europe began printing money in the 17th century. It would be another 100 years before America started circulating a national paper currency. You are likely familiar with Franklin’s famous face, but what about banknotes from around the world? Try this quiz and see how well you score.

One of the main values here at U.S. Global Investors is curiosity to learn and improve. By providing unique and fun ways to learn about the global economic landscape and investing, it’s my hope that you will share in our curiosity by exploring the latest quizzes and slideshows.

Keep track of your scores and share with friends, family and even coworkers to see how well they do! Have an idea for a quiz? Email us your thoughts at

Until next year!

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