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5 of the Biggest Financial Stories From 2019
5 of the Biggest Financial Stories From 2019
December 30, 2019

According to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar, 2019 was the Year of the Pig. Investors and traders, I believe, will likely also remember it as the year of the bull. 

The U.K. Just Said No to EU Socialism. Will U.S. Voters Do the Same in 2020?
The U.K. Just Said No to EU Socialism. Will U.S. Voters Do the Same in 2020?
December 23, 2019

Imagine you wake up tomorrow from a three and a half-year coma. Everything that’s happened in the meantime—the election of Donald Trump, impeachment, Brexit and more—is a complete mystery to you.

Here's What the Trucking Industry Could Learn From Airlines
Here's What the Trucking Industry Could Learn From Airlines
December 18, 2019

This year alone, nearly 800 U.S.-based trucking companies have gone bankrupt. That’s almost three times the rate as in 2018, when things were looking remarkably positive.

Expecting a Market Downturn? Make Sure You're Following the "Noah Rule"
Expecting a Market Downturn? Make Sure You're Following the "Noah Rule"
December 16, 2019

In his letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders for fiscal year 2001, Warren Buffett made one of his now-famous pronouncements:  “Predicting rain doesn’t count, building an ark does.”

Is the Fed Gearing Up for a New Round of Quantitative Easing? Here Are the Possible Signs
Is the Fed Gearing Up for a New Round of Quantitative Easing? Here Are the Possible Signs
December 10, 2019

“This is not QE. In no sense is this QE.”

That was Jerome Powell in early October, answering a reporter’s question on whether the Federal Reserve’s intervention in the overnight U.S. repo market constituted another round of quantitative easing (QE).

Supercharge Your Gold Position With Precious Metal Royalty Companies
Supercharge Your Gold Position With Precious Metal Royalty Companies
December 9, 2019

Gold closed down as much as 1.21 percent Friday on a blowout jobs report that seemed to alleviate investor fears of an impending economic slowdown. The U.S. added as many as 266,000 jobs in November, beating expectations of 180,000, while the unemployment rate ticked down to a 50-year low of 3.5 percent.

Will the Real Manufacturing PMI Please Stand Up?
Will the Real Manufacturing PMI Please Stand Up?
December 4, 2019

It’s the top of a new month, meaning we get to see the latest manufacturing purchasing manager’s index (PMI) readings. And if you follow both the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and IHS Markit’s reports on U.S. factory activity, you may be getting some mixed signals.

Need-to-Know Numbers You Might Have Missed Last Week
Need-to-Know Numbers You Might Have Missed Last Week
December 2, 2019

Another year, another Thanksgiving. I hope all of my American friends and readers had the chance to spend some quality time with family as we begin the busy holiday shopping season.

This Economic Indicator Is Proving the Naysayers Wrong
This Economic Indicator Is Proving the Naysayers Wrong
November 25, 2019

Flying in the face of negative economic news, U.S. factories picked up steam for the third straight month in November.

What's With All the Mass Protests? (Hint: It's Not About Income Inequality)
What's With All the Mass Protests? (Hint: It's Not About Income Inequality)
November 18, 2019

Quick! What do Hong Kong, Chile, Ecuador and Lebanon all have in common with one another?

Net Asset Value
as of 06/05/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.10 0.04 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $10.08 -0.12 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $3.48 -0.03 China Region Fund USCOX $8.85 0.13 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $5.97 0.12 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $22.58 0.31 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $15.63 0.18 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.24 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change