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Introducing the World's Single Largest Gold Producer

March 13, 2019

The two largest gold miners – Barrick and Newmont Mining – announced a joint venture (JV) in their Nevada operations to create the world’s single largest gold producing company with a reserve base of 48 million ounces in the ground. The JV is estimated to save both companies $500 million in the first five years of operations due to sharing resources and tax breaks, according to GMP Securities equity research. This news follows weeks of drama after Barrick offered a hostile, all-share bid to take over Newmont. Frank comments that the JV is a much better alternative, rather than have the two companies battle it out in the capital markets. Frank also says that a big winner from this news will be Franco-Nevada Corp, which owns royalties on several of the mines in the Nevada complex.

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Holdings may change daily. Holdings are reported as of the most recent quarter-end. The following securities mentioned in the article were held by one or more accounts managed by U.S. Global Investors as of (12/31/2018): Barrick Gold Corp, Newmont Mining Corp, Franco-Nevada Corp.

Net Asset Value
as of 09/20/2019

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.46 No Change Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $8.94 0.16 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $3.27 0.05 China Region Fund USCOX $8.40 -0.11 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.05 -0.03 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.81 -0.14 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $16.91 -0.13 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.22 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change