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The Urban-to-Suburban Exodus May Be the Biggest in 50 Years
The Urban-to-Suburban Exodus May Be the Biggest in 50 Years
September 21, 2020

In the past three or four months, you may have noticed a plethora of headlines proclaiming the “death” of big U.S. cities such as New York, Chicago and Seattle. To paraphrase Mark Twain, these reports may be greatly exaggerated. 

Got Gold? Bottom-Barrel Rates to Last for Years to Come
Got Gold? Bottom-Barrel Rates to Last for Years to Come
September 17, 2020

Gold has thrived in the low-rate environment, hitting an all-time high of $2,070 an ounce in early August.

Ivanhoe Set to Begin Production at World's Second-Largest Copper Project
Ivanhoe Set to Begin Production at World's Second-Largest Copper Project
September 14, 2020

One of  our favorite natural resource companies, Ivanhoe Mines has returned more than 146 percent in the past six months alone as investors anticipate the start of production  at the Kakula Mine.

Helium Is Soaring on Red-Hot Demand, Shrinking Supply
Helium Is Soaring on Red-Hot Demand, Shrinking Supply
September 8, 2020

New large helium deposits are becoming fewer and farther between, even though we’ve only known about the element since 1868, a little over 150 years ago. We’ve only been mining it in earnest since 1915, when the U.S. Army built the first helium extraction plant at the Petrolia Oilfield in North Texas.

Wheels Up! Airlines and Travel Stocks Have Taken Off on Pent-Up Demand
Wheels Up! Airlines and Travel Stocks Have Taken Off on Pent-Up Demand
September 2, 2020

Travel stocks—including airlines, cruise lines and hotels—were among the best performing equities during the month as new daily COVID-19 cases have declined in the U.S. from their mid-July highs.

Is Headline CPI Inflation "Fake News"?
Is Headline CPI Inflation "Fake News"?
August 31, 2020

The Federal Reserve just tweaked how it thinks about inflation, and this could have a huge impact on gold and gold mining stocks.

Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
August 25, 2020

Beginning in 2010, central banks around the world  turned from being net sellers of gold to net buyers of gold. In 2019, official  sector activity declined 1 percent from the year prior, with central banks  adding 650.3 tonnes.

Wisdom of Crowds Says Better Days Are Ahead
Wisdom of Crowds Says Better Days Are Ahead
August 24, 2020

If you woke up this morning from an eight-month coma and happened to glance through the business section of the newspaper, you’d be forgiven for being unaware of any economic slowdown.

And Just Like That, Buffett Likes Gold
And Just Like That, Buffett Likes Gold
August 20, 2020

Berkshire unexpectedly announced that, as of the end of the second quarter, it held a $565 million position in Barrick Gold, the world’s second largest producer of the metal.

A Gold Correction Was Expected After Nine Straight Weeks of Gains
A Gold Correction Was Expected After Nine Straight Weeks of Gains
August 17, 2020

The price of gold had its first down week since early June. Bullion was overbought and a short-term correction was expected.

Net Asset Value
as of 09/22/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.83 No Change Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $13.59 -0.13 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $5.24 -0.03 China Region Fund USCOX $9.33 -0.01 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $5.54 0.04 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $23.57 0.30 Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $16.61 -0.07 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.25 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change