I want to start by addressing the recent pullback in Bitcoin and Ether prices, as well as shares of crypto miners, since Bitcoin hit a new record high last week. It’s important for investors to remember that the crypto ecosystem remains, and is expected to remain, highly volatile.

Whereas gold…

Nearly all savings accounts at U.S. banks are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) up to $250,000, but beyond that, it makes less and less sense for savers and investors to use them. …

October 18, 2021

We’re all familiar with inflation, whether it’s at the grocery store or gas pump. What cost you $10 last year might cost you $12 or more today, representing a hidden “tax” that steadily corrodes your purchasing power like rust on iron.

But did you realize there’s another…

October 11, 2021

Bitcoin powered past $57,000 on Monday for the first time since May as a number of positive crypto developments galvanized investors in the month of “Uptober.”

For one, legendary investor George Soros’s family office fund confirmed last week that it held Bitcoin in its nearly $6 billion…

U.S. Global Investors

Next week we observe Columbus Day. Say what you will about the man’s skills as an explorer — even after four trips to the New World, he died believing he’d discovered a new route to Asia — or his mixed record dealing with Native peoples, one thing we can all…

September 30, 2021

The Berlin Wall came down 32 years ago this November, ushering in a new era of freedom and opportunity. But judging from the results of a recent local election, it looks as if socialism is trying to stage something of a comeback in Germany’s capital city.

In…

September 27, 2021

It’s the biggest company you’ve never heard of — until last week, that is. Evergrande Group, the “too big to fail” Chinese property developer, rattled markets last Monday when it missed interest payments to at least two of its lenders. …

September 21, 2021

After a challenging 2020 due to the pandemic, foreign direct investment (FDI) has been flowing into Russia this year for a number of reasons. Among them is it offers positive real rates compared to other Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. At a time when most countries…

September 20, 2021

It’s becoming more and more difficult to be in the fossil fuel business. On both sides of the Atlantic, lawmakers and unelected bureaucrats are turning up the heat, so to speak, on companies over the issue of climate change.

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats have…

September 13, 2021

With real rates trading below zero right now, many yield-starved investors are being forced into riskier and riskier assets, including high-yield junk bonds. But even these are no longer offering a positive real return, what with inflation at multiyear highs.

According to one estimate, by Deutsche Bank’s…

Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes is the CEO and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors, an innovative investment manager with vast experience in global markets.

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