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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!

 

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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 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

 

 

 

Net Asset Value
as of 10/22/2018

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $5.03 No Change Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $6.87 -0.08 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $3.50 -0.01 China Region Fund USCOX $8.21 0.13 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $6.28 -0.04 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $25.24 -0.13 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $18.00 -0.05 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.19 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change