Does Your Portfolio Have the Power of Global Resources?

 
The Global Resources Fund
#1 for the decade.*

As the earth’s population swells to 7 billion, the migration to cities accelerates, incomes rise, and people desire the things that improve their lives. Emerging markets have an insatiable appetite for cars, phones, computers, televisions, washing machines, air conditioners. Infrastructure must be built to support burgeoning populations and to upgrade the aging transportation and communication networks of the developed world. The earth’s scarce natural resources are in great demand.

Does your portfolio include this vital asset class?

Our Global Resources Fund invests in companies involved in the exploration, production and processing of petroleum, natural gas, coal, alternative energies, chemicals, mining, iron and steel, and paper and forest products around the globe. The fund is actively managed by U.S. Global’s team of engineers, investment analysts and portfolio managers who understand these complicated commodities and travel to the ends of the earth in search of opportunity.

The Growth of $10,000 over 10 Years

The chart illustrates the performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment made in the fund during the depicted time frame. Figures include reinvestment of capital gains and dividends, but the performance does not include the effect of any direct fees described in the fund’s prospectus (e.g., short-term trading fees) which, if applicable, would lower your total returns.

*Lipper rankings for Global Natural Resources Funds
as of 12/30/11, based on total return
  Global Resources Fund Rank Number of funds in category
Past performance does not guarantee future results.
1-Year 96 142
5-Year 51 64
10-Year 1 32
Total Annualized Returns as of 12/30/2011
Fund 1-Year 5-Year 10-Year Gross
Expense Ratio
Global Resources Fund -18.69% 0.01% 18.75% 1.74%
Natural Resources
Fund Category Average
-15.97% 1.55% 11.78% N/A
S&P 500 Index 2.11% -0.25% 2.92% N/A

Expense ratios as stated in the most recent prospectus. Performance data quoted above is historical. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Results reflect the reinvestment of dividends and other earnings. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The principal value and investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance does not include the effect of any direct fees described in the fund’s prospectus (e.g., short-term trading fees of 0.25%) which, if applicable, would lower your total returns. Performance quoted for periods of one year or less is cumulative and not annualized. Obtain performance data current to the most recent month-end at www.usfunds.com or 1-800-US-FUNDS.

Please consider carefully a fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. For this and other important information, obtain a fund prospectus by visiting www.usfunds.com or by calling 1-800-US-FUNDS (1-800-873-8637). Read it carefully before investing. Distributed by U.S. Global Brokerage, Inc.

Foreign and emerging market investing involves special risks such as currency fluctuation and less public disclosure, as well as economic and political risk. Because the Global Resources Fund concentrates its investments in a specific industry, the fund may be subject to greater risks and fluctuations than a portfolio representing a broader range of industries.