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3 Charts on the State of the U.S. Airline, Restaurant and Hotel Industries
3 Charts on the State of the U.S. Airline, Restaurant and Hotel Industries
July 1, 2020

As you may have already heard, the European Union (EU) just released its list of 15 countries that are permitted to visit the 27-country bloc starting today, and the U.S. was not among them. 

Airline Stocks Just Posted Their Best Week on Record
Airline Stocks Just Posted Their Best Week on Record
June 8, 2020

Warren Buffett “should have kept airline stocks because the airline stocks went through the roof today,” President Trump said. It’s a good thing that investors chose not to follow Buffett’s lead, as airline stocks are up 50% since his exit.

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.

Explore the World's 10 Busiest Airports
Explore the World's 10 Busiest Airports
January 29, 2020

Although air travel isn’t off to a great start this year, largely due to airlines cancelling flights on fears of the coronavirus spreading further outside China, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts 2020 to be strong in terms of travel demand.

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.

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.

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.

How Will Airports Keep Up With Travel Demand?
How Will Airports Keep Up With Travel Demand?
August 21, 2019

More than 2.7 million travelers on 44,000 flights travel across the United States each day – a figure that has increased every year since 2008. How have carriers and airports kept up with passenger demand?

Gold Glimmers as the Pool of Negative-Yielding Debt Surges
Gold Glimmers as the Pool of Negative-Yielding Debt Surges
March 18, 2019

It was a tragic week, to say the least. It began with a fluke Ethiopian Airlines...

Net Asset Value
as of 08/07/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.89 -0.05 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $14.15 -0.47 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $5.29 -0.06 China Region Fund USCOX $9.29 -0.14 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $5.79 -0.07 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $23.76 -0.08 Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $16.48 -0.20 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.26 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change