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Ralph Aldis Talks Junior Gold Miners

In an interview with The Gold Report, portfolio manager Ralph Aldis, CFA discusses the importance of being selective when it comes to gold stocks. Specifically, Ralph explains the main themes of U.S. Global’s model: growth in resources per share, growth in production per share, and growth in cash flow.

 

Read the entire interview here.

 

Month End Average Annual Total Returns as of 11/30/2013
Fund One-Year Five-Year Ten-Year Gross Expense Ratio
World Precious Minerals Fund -50.76% 1.23% -0.37% 1.45%
NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index -52.49% -2.54% -1.50% N/A

 

Quarter End Average Annual Total Returns as of 09/30/2013
Fund One-Year Five-Year Ten-Year Gross Expense Ratio
World Precious Minerals Fund -50.15% -5.67% 4.53% 1.45%
NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index -52.47% -4.79% 2.02% N/A

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Gold, precious metals, and precious minerals funds may be susceptible to adverse economic, political or regulatory developments due to concentrating in a single theme. The prices of gold, precious metals, and precious minerals are subject to substantial price fluctuations over short periods of time and may be affected by unpredicted international monetary and political policies. We suggest investing no more than 5% to 10% of your portfolio in these sectors.

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The NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index is a modified market capitalization weighted index comprised of publicly traded companies involved primarily in the mining for gold and silver. The index benchmark value was 500.0 at the close of trading on December 20, 2002.

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The S&P 500 Stock Index is a widely recognized capitalization-weighted index of 500 common stock prices in U.S. companies. The NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index is a modified market capitalization weighted index comprised of publicly traded companies involved primarily in the mining for gold and silver. The interview references the