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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.

What a U.S. Rate Cut Could Mean for Gold Prices
What a U.S. Rate Cut Could Mean for Gold Prices
June 11, 2019

Stocks surged last Friday following a U.S. jobs report that, to put it mildly, fell far below expectations. At first this might seem counterintuitive. Shouldn’t signs of a slowing economy act as a wet blanket on Wall Street?

Put Your Trust in Gold
Put Your Trust in Gold
June 10, 2019

Americans’ trust in institutions, from the federal government to banks to the news media, has been deteriorating for decades. Sixty years ago, three-quarters of Americans expressed faith in the government to do the right thing “most of the time” or “just about always.”

Global Manufacturers Just Shrank for the First Time in Seven Years
Global Manufacturers Just Shrank for the First Time in Seven Years
June 4, 2019

Perhaps surprising no one, global manufacturers are now in contraction mode for the first time since 2012. That’s according to the most recent reading of the sector’s health, the purchasing manager’s index (PMI), which headed lower for a record 13th straight month in May.

Will Trump Be a One-Term President Because of Mexican Tariffs?
Will Trump Be a One-Term President Because of Mexican Tariffs?
June 3, 2019

“Tariff Man” strikes again. In a surprise tweet last Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that, beginning June 10, the U.S. would impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico “until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP.” The tariff is scheduled to rise incrementally to a hefty 25 percent through October.

Should Investors Get Excited About Rare Earth Metals?
Should Investors Get Excited About Rare Earth Metals?
May 30, 2019

Terbium is used to make flat-panel displays. Thulium can be found in your microwave. Dysprosium demand is growing with increased production of wind turbines and electric vehicles.

DOUBLE WHAMMY: Fed Policy and the U.S.-China Trade War
DOUBLE WHAMMY: Fed Policy and the U.S.-China Trade War
May 28, 2019

Markets were decisively in “risk-off” mode last week. Following weak manufacturing news last Thursday, the yield on the 10-year Treasury sunk to its lowest level since October 2017. The spread between the 10-year yield and three-month yield, in fact, inverted once again, with the shorter-term bond yield higher by 6 basis points.

How to Unrig the Gold Market, According to GATA's Chris Powell
How to Unrig the Gold Market, According to GATA's Chris Powell
May 21, 2019

In an earlier post, I gave you a sneak preview of my interview with Chris Powell, secretary/treasurer at Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA). For 20 years now, Chris and others at GATA have made it their mission to expose collusion by international financial institutions to control the price and supply of gold.

Net Asset Value
as of 10/11/2019

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.32 0.05 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $8.54 -0.27 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $3.00 -0.04 China Region Fund USCOX $8.61 0.10 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $6.98 0.10 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.48 0.26 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $16.59 0.27 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.22 -0.01 U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change