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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.

3 Emerging Europe Stocks We're Bullish On Right Now
3 Emerging Europe Stocks We're Bullish On Right Now
October 31, 2019

The U.S. stock market has been hitting new all-time highs thanks to lower rates, positive earnings surprises and optimism that a resolution to the U.S.-China trade war comes sooner rather than later. But don’t let that distract you from exciting things that are happening in overseas markets, specifically in Eastern and Emerging European countries.

The Opportunities Go to Those Who Can See Past the Negative Headlines
The Opportunities Go to Those Who Can See Past the Negative Headlines
October 29, 2019

“Follow the trend lines, not the headlines.”

The quote, attributed to former President Bill Clinton, is one of my favorite pieces of advice. Clinton was referring to long-term data that show that conditions have actually been improving for the human race despite popular opinion to the contrary.

This Legendary Commodities Fund Is Closing. Here's What That Could Mean for Investors
This Legendary Commodities Fund Is Closing. Here's What That Could Mean for Investors
October 24, 2019

What was once the world’s largest commodities hedge fund is officially closing, creating new opportunities for some investors to get exposure to raw materials and mining using other funds.

If You're Not Long, You're Wrong
If You're Not Long, You're Wrong
October 21, 2019

Last week I visited beautiful Vancouver to attend the CEO Martini Party. The annual event, hosted by Stockhouse, is an opportunity for business leaders representing a number of industries to connect with newsletter writers and potential investors.

The Barriers to Investing in Private Equity Are Too High
The Barriers to Investing in Private Equity Are Too High
October 15, 2019

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, and for that we can largely blame policies of envy that increasingly restrict investors’ access to wealth-building instruments.

The Optimist's Guide to Airlines, Crypto Mining and Gold
The Optimist's Guide to Airlines, Crypto Mining and Gold
October 14, 2019

“Travel,” Mahatma Gandhi once said, “is the language of peace.” If that’s the case—and I happen to believe that it is—then I’m extremely bullish about the future, especially with respect to U.S.-China relations.

October Volatility Got You Spooked? Keep Calm and Don't Jinx Yourself
October Volatility Got You Spooked? Keep Calm and Don't Jinx Yourself
October 8, 2019

For reasons unknown, October has historically been the most volatile month for the stock market—by a goodly margin. Between 1950 and the end of 2017, the S&P 500 Index saw as many as 362 trading days during the month of October in which the market moved up or down more than 1 percent.

Here's Why the Number of Conventional Oil Discoveries Just Hit a 70-Year Low
Here's Why the Number of Conventional Oil Discoveries Just Hit a 70-Year Low
October 7, 2019

An October rate cut appeared back on the table after disappointing economic news was released last week. But Friday’s mostly-positive employment report may have dashed those chances.

70 Years Later, China's Factories Show No Signs of Slowing
70 Years Later, China's Factories Show No Signs of Slowing
October 1, 2019

As the People’s Republic of China (PRC) celebrates its 70th anniversary, manufacturing data shows that factories in the world’s second largest economy improved marginally in September, despite the impact of the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.

Gold: The Unimpeachable Commodity Investment
Gold: The Unimpeachable Commodity Investment
September 30, 2019

History shows that presidential impeachments have had minimal impact on markets. We believe there are bigger risks to consider, including a potential German recession and record global debt.

Net Asset Value
as of 12/10/2019

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.42 No Change Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $9.09 0.06 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $2.97 0.01 China Region Fund USCOX $8.73 -0.08 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.37 -0.01 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $25.79 -0.04 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $17.03 0.05 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.22 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change