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3 Reasons Why I See Further Upside Potential for Gold Prices
3 Reasons Why I See Further Upside Potential for Gold Prices
September 17, 2019

Gold may be off its 52-week highs, but the precious metal is still up more than 15 percent for the year through September 17. This appears to put gold on a path for its best year since 2010, when it gained just under 30 percent.

Look Which Precious Metal Is Beating Warren Buffett...
Look Which Precious Metal Is Beating Warren Buffett...
September 16, 2019

Way back in January, I showed you that the price of gold had beaten the S&P 500 Index over a number of different time periods, including the month, quarter, year… and even the century (so far!).

Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
September 10, 2019

Beginning in 2010, central banks around the world turned from being net sellers of gold to net buyers of gold. In 2018, official sector activity rose 46 percent to 536 tonnes – the second highest level of demand this century

Global Debt, Trade Deficits and the Psychology of Politicians
Global Debt, Trade Deficits and the Psychology of Politicians
September 9, 2019

For fiscal year 2020, the federal budget deficit is expected to hit a massive $1 trillion—the first time in U.S. history that it will have expanded so rapidly in a time of peace and economic stability.

Chinese Factories Beat Expectations as U.S. Manufacturing Lagged
Chinese Factories Beat Expectations as U.S. Manufacturing Lagged
September 5, 2019

The Chinese manufacturing sector improved in August, with the PMI rising to 50.4 from 49.9 a month earlier. This is not only above consensus but also the strongest month-to-month improvement since March.

The Power of Scarcity
The Power of Scarcity
September 3, 2019

There are a number of lessons investors can learn from the sensation that is the Popeyes chicken sandwich. One of those lessons is that people often put a premium on scarcity.

Gold Stocks Have Shimmered With Gold's Rally
Gold Stocks Have Shimmered With Gold's Rally
August 30, 2019

There are a number of ways to play the gold rally, including physical bullion, gold stocks and funds that invest in related securities. Is it too late to get in? Not with gold mining stocks.

Are All Your Ducks in a Row? Positioning Your Portfolio for the Market's Next Move
Are All Your Ducks in a Row? Positioning Your Portfolio for the Market's Next Move
August 26, 2019

If you’ve paid any kind of attention to recent market headlines, you’ve surely seen the term “recession” among the most prominent topics in your newsfeed. This shouldn’t come as a shock, either––the global growth picture isn’t as rosy as it could be.

How Will Airports Keep Up With Travel Demand?
How Will Airports Keep Up With Travel Demand?
August 21, 2019

More than 2.7 million travelers on 44,000 flights travel across the United States each day – a figure that has increased every year since 2008. How have carriers and airports kept up with passenger demand?

Protect Your Wealth Against the Law of Unintended Consequences
Protect Your Wealth Against the Law of Unintended Consequences
August 19, 2019

The United States is the strongest, most prosperous country on the planet. But the nation is not immune to the unintended consequences of well-intentioned policies.

Net Asset Value
as of 09/19/2019

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.46 0.01 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $8.78 0.16 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $3.22 0.03 China Region Fund USCOX $8.51 -0.05 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.08 -0.03 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.95 0.05 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $17.04 -0.07 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.22 0.01 U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change