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"Quants Have Taken Over"
January 16, 2018

Quantitative analysts, often called quants, evaluate the financial market using complex statistical modeling. Their view is short-term and mathematical. In recent years, quants have taken over the gold space according to Frank Holmes. At U.S. Global Investors, we use “quantamentals,” which combine old-fashioned, bottom-up stock selection with data and machine learning.

For Frank’s full explanation of “quantamentals,” watch the video below!

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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Emerging European Markets Ended 2017 up 20 Percent
January 9, 2018

Due to a declining U.S. dollar and a rising purchasing manager’s index (PMI), emerging European markets grew more than 20 percent in 2017. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Greece and Russia all had a PMI reading over 50 for December 2017, which Frank Holmes sees as a positive indicator for these economies moving into the New Year.  Frank also discusses Poland’s recent upgrade to developed economy status and the possible implications this could have on the Eastern Europe region.

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

For more on Emerging Europe’s growth, read Frank’s latest blog post 2018 Could be Another Knockout Year for Emerging Europe.

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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The Purchasing Manager’s Index is an indicator of the economic health of the manufacturing sector. The PMI index is based on five major indicators: new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries and the employment environment.

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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Gold Finishes 2017 on a Spectacular Note
January 8, 2018

Gold ended last year up approximately 13 percent, which Frank Holmes calls “spectacular.” In this recap video of gold’s performance, Frank details how the precious yellow metal is driven by both the Fear Trade and the Love Trade. The Fear Trade deals with negative real interest rates while the Love Trade is the strong demand for gold for gift-giving in China and India. With gold’s performance doubling that of the S&P 500 Index every year since 2000, Frank believes the metal will stay on its growth trajectory.

For Frank’s full explanation of what drives gold, watch the video below!

 

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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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.

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.

Standard deviation is a measure of the dispersion of a set of data from its mean. The more spread apart the data, the higher the deviation. Standard deviation is also known as historical volatility.

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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Pay Attention to the Airline Industry in 2018
January 3, 2018

What could investors expect from the airline industry in 2018? Frank Holmes says profits should continue to soar with North American carriers projecting earnings of $16.4 billion, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Airline profits are strongly correlated to the rising global gross domestic product (GDP), which leads to increased passenger traffic and revenue.

For Frank’s full explanation of the airline industry’s rising profits, watch the video below!

 

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

&The Purchasing Manager’s Index is an indicator of the economic health of the manufacturing sector. The PMI index is based on five major indicators: new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries and the employment environment.

&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.

&The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price-weighted average of 30 blue chip stocks that are generally leaders in their industry.

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

&Holdings may change daily. Holdings are reported as of the most recent quarter-end. The following securities mentioned in the interview were held by one or more accounts managed by U.S. Global Investors as of September 30, 2017: Boeing Co, Airbus SE.

 

 

 

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Coinbase and the IRS: A Win for Both
December 14, 2017

Coinbase, an online platform allowing users to trade digital currencies such as bitcoin, now has 13 million accounts – a staggering number compared to the 10 million accounts Charles Schwab acquired over a span of 30 years. With this massive increase in users and interest in digital currencies inevitably comes regulation. Listen to Frank Holmes discuss Coinbase’s recent interaction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the future of digital currency regulation.

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

 

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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Net Asset Value
as of 01/17/2018

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $6.45 0.02 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $7.92 -0.05 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $4.68 No Change China Region Fund USCOX $12.39 0.12 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.75 0.03 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $25.95 0.26 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $20.07 0.11 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.21 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change