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Please note: The Frank Talk articles listed below contain historical material. The data provided was current at the time of publication. For current information regarding any of the funds mentioned in these presentations, please visit the appropriate fund performance page.

Why We're Pivoting Into Renewable Energy
Why We're Pivoting Into Renewable Energy
February 20, 2020

Bernard Looney, BP’s new chief executive, wants to cut his company’s greenhouse gas emissions down to zero by 2050. To do that, the world’s sixth-largest energy company is committing itself to massive investment in renewable energy, including wind, solar and biofuels.

Where to Get Income in a Low-Yield World
Where to Get Income in a Low-Yield World
February 18, 2020

So far in 2020, the yield on the 10-year Treasury has averaged an anemic 0.01 percent when adjusted for inflation. Since the end of January, it’s actually dipped below 0 percent, trading as low as negative 0.14 percent on January 31.

Gold Projected to Beat the Market in 2020: CLSA
Gold Projected to Beat the Market in 2020: CLSA
February 10, 2020

Gold will outperform the S&P 500 Index in 2020. That’s one of several projections made by CLSA in its just-released “Global Surprises 2020” report.

Putting the Coronavirus in Perspective: Hong Kong and Chinese Stocks
Putting the Coronavirus in Perspective: Hong Kong and Chinese Stocks
February 6, 2020

The number of confirmed infections of the coronavirus in mainland China crossed above 24,000 on February 5, having already surpassed the total number of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) cases from 2003

Nontraditional Funds Took the Stage at World's Biggest ETF Conference
Nontraditional Funds Took the Stage at World's Biggest ETF Conference
February 3, 2020

Even bigger changes could be headed our way, if some of the discussions at this year’s Inside ETFs are any indication. Two topics seemed to dominate the conference: the rise of ESG investing, and the emergence of so-called “nontransparent” ETFs.

Explore the World's 10 Busiest Airports
Explore the World's 10 Busiest Airports
January 29, 2020

Although air travel isn’t off to a great start this year, largely due to airlines cancelling flights on fears of the coronavirus spreading further outside China, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts 2020 to be strong in terms of travel demand.

New Beginnings With the Year of the Rat
New Beginnings With the Year of the Rat
January 27, 2020

Before the coronavirus struck, 3 billion trips were estimated to take place during the 16-day Chinese New Year celebration, while some 79 million passengers were expected to take flights.

Bitcoin Has Its Best Start to a Year Since 2012 as Market Banks On Institutional Investors
Bitcoin Has Its Best Start to a Year Since 2012 as Market Banks On Institutional Investors
January 21, 2020

Aside from its breathtaking mountains, world-famous chocolate and wartime neutrality, Switzerland is perhaps best known for its commitment to financial privacy. Banking secrecy became law in 1934, making it a crime for Swiss banks to disclose accountholder information of any kind to third parties.

"Buy-and-Hold" Has Historically Been a Winning Investment Strategy
"Buy-and-Hold" Has Historically Been a Winning Investment Strategy
January 15, 2020

One of the biggest concerns some investors might have right now is that the U.S. business cycle is maturing and possibly reaching its “natural end.”

Dollar Weakness Could Be the Catalyst Commodities Are Looking For
Dollar Weakness Could Be the Catalyst Commodities Are Looking For
January 13, 2020

For the third straight year, and for the fourth time in six years, palladium was the top-performing commodity. 

Net Asset Value
as of 02/21/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.44 0.04 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $10.57 0.30 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $3.60 0.12 China Region Fund USCOX $8.80 -0.08 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.40 No Change All American Equity Fund GBTFX $26.50 -0.20 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $17.13 -0.24 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.24 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change