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Oil Is Fueling the Commodities Rally: 2019 Halftime Report
Oil Is Fueling the Commodities Rally: 2019 Halftime Report
July 16, 2019

Commodities were on mostly sound footing in the first half of 2019. The S&P GSCI returned more than 13 percent as of June 30, one of the best first six months in recent memory. It was not without its challenges, though.

Here's What the Market Did EVERY TIME the Fed Cut Rates During an Economic Expansion
Here's What the Market Did EVERY TIME the Fed Cut Rates During an Economic Expansion
July 15, 2019

We’re just past the midpoint of 2019, and ordinarily that would mean it’s time for the Commodities Halftime Report.

Hunting for Yield? Consider Emerging Europe
Hunting for Yield? Consider Emerging Europe
July 12, 2019

Lately, it hasn’t been easy out there for yield-seeking investors. Government bonds have continued to rally around the world, pushing yields to record or near-record lows. More than a few have even fallen into negative territory.

This Mining Company Is Back to Creating Value for Investors
This Mining Company Is Back to Creating Value for Investors
July 8, 2019

I serve as interim CEO and chairman of HIVE Blockchain Technologies, the first publicly-traded company involved in the mining of cryptocurrencies.

It's Time We Talked About Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)
It's Time We Talked About Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)
July 1, 2019

Fans of the improvisational comedy program Whose Line Is It Anyway? may recall host Drew Carey describing it as “the show where everything’s made up and the points don’t matter.”

Top 10 Gold Producing Countries
Top 10 Gold Producing Countries
June 26, 2019

Gold is one of the rarest elements in the world, making up roughly 0.003 parts per million of the earth’s crust. But how much gold is the world digging up each year and what countries produce the most?

How to Get Access to Small-Cap Gold Mining Stocks
How to Get Access to Small-Cap Gold Mining Stocks
June 25, 2019

With the price of gold trading above $1,430 an ounce as of June 25, now might be a good time for generalist investors to consider getting exposure to the yellow metal. Many investors have done just that.

Gold Gets a Boost of Rocket Fuel From Negative Bond Yields. What's Next for the Yellow Metal?
Gold Gets a Boost of Rocket Fuel From Negative Bond Yields. What's Next for the Yellow Metal?
June 24, 2019

After breaking out of a five-year trading range, the price of gold surged above $1,400 an ounce for the first time since 2013 on expectations of a U.S. rate cut.

Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Is the Future of Fintech
Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Is the Future of Fintech
June 19, 2019

From its humble beginnings as a platform to stalk your high school girlfriend, the social media giant has evolved to become one of the world’s largest and most influential advertisers, news aggregators and data gatherers.

Billionaire Investor: "Gold Has Everything Going For It"
Billionaire Investor: "Gold Has Everything Going For It"
June 17, 2019

Last week gold managed to eke out its fourth straight week of positive gains. The price of the yellow metal broke above $1,350 an ounce, while gold miners, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, tested their 52-week high.

Net Asset Value
as of 07/19/2019

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.68 0.03 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $8.98 0.02 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $3.15 -0.01 China Region Fund USCOX $8.90 -0.02 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.19 -0.01 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.64 -0.08 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $16.98 -0.08 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.22 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change