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Growth Is Crushing Value Right Now, but Remember to Take a Long-Term Horizon
Growth Is Crushing Value Right Now, but Remember to Take a Long-Term Horizon
May 27, 2020

Investors are betting on growth stocks over value stocks by a wider spread right now than at any other time since at least 1990, including during the tech bubble.

You Can't Just Print More Gold
You Can't Just Print More Gold
May 26, 2020

“I think there is a strong likelihood we will need another bill.”

That’s according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who supports additional fiscal stimulus to combat the economic impact of the novel coronavirus—within reason.

Bitcoin Is "Right Where Oil Was in 1890"
Bitcoin Is "Right Where Oil Was in 1890"
May 18, 2020

Last week I was honored to participate in the first virtual Consensus cryptocurrency conference, hosted by CoinDesk. In years past, the annual gathering—attended by the world’s biggest crypto and blockchain companies, experts, entrepreneurs and investors—has been held in New York, but in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, everything was moved online.

Electric Vehicle Sales Are Surging. Can Mineral Producers Meet Future Demand?
Electric Vehicle Sales Are Surging. Can Mineral Producers Meet Future Demand?
May 14, 2020

Elon Musk isn’t known for playing by the rules. The 48-year-old tech billionaire got himself into hot water with regulators a couple of years ago by tweeting that he was “considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” (At its 52-week high in February, the company’s stock traded at more than double that amount.) 

Gold Royalty Companies Report a Solid First Quarter on Higher Metal Prices
Gold Royalty Companies Report a Solid First Quarter on Higher Metal Prices
May 11, 2020

U.S. employers cut an unprecedented 20.5 million jobs in April, the most in history, while the unemployment rate rocketed up to 14.7 percent. As of last week, a head-spinning 33.5 million Americans, or one out of every five workers in the U.S. labor force, have lost their jobs as a result of coronavirus lockdown measures.

Why Buffett Was Wrong to Dump Airlines
Why Buffett Was Wrong to Dump Airlines
May 6, 2020

Warren Buffett is arguably the most respected and accomplished investor in U.S. history. He turned Berkshire Hathaway, a struggling textile company, into a multibillion-dollar holding company. Since 1987, Berkshire’s Class A shares have delivered an impressive compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 14.91 percent.

Texas Leads the Nation in Reopening Its Economy
Texas Leads the Nation in Reopening Its Economy
May 4, 2020

Friday was “reopening” day for Texas, home state of U.S. Global Investors. Restaurants, retail stores and malls can now open their doors to customers again, so long as occupancy is kept at 25 percent of what it normally would be.

These 10 U.S. States Are Best Prepared for a Deep Recession
These 10 U.S. States Are Best Prepared for a Deep Recession
April 29, 2020

By some estimates, states could be facing their deepest budget shortfall on record due to the COVID-19 crisis. States could collectively see a budget deficit of $290 billion in 2021, which would be greater than during the 2001 recession and 2007-2008 global financial crisis.

Seeking Free Cash Flow? Gold and Precious Metal Miners Have Got You Covered
Seeking Free Cash Flow? Gold and Precious Metal Miners Have Got You Covered
April 27, 2020

Physical gold continued to catch a bid last week, trading above $1,760 an ounce, on a host of head-spinning economic news, from millions more Americans filing jobless claims to record money-printing to negative oil prices. 

Make America Go Back to Work Again?
Make America Go Back to Work Again?
April 20, 2020

The world watches as a number of economies begin, or plan, to lift certain lockdown measures that were earlier put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus. China may have been the first to do so when it reopened Wuhan, the industrial city of 11 million that was ground zero for the novel virus, though life there is still far from normal.

Net Asset Value
as of 07/10/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.42 0.07 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $12.22 -0.12 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $4.32 -0.03 China Region Fund USCOX $9.40 -0.10 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $5.77 0.02 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $22.74 0.07 Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $15.89 0.17 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.25 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change