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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.

What's in Trump's Latest Executive Order Against China?
What's in Trump's Latest Executive Order Against China?
November 19, 2020

President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning Americans from investing in a select number of Chinese firms that have ties to China’s military.

Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
August 25, 2020

Beginning in 2010, central banks around the world  turned from being net sellers of gold to net buyers of gold. In 2019, official  sector activity declined 1 percent from the year prior, with central banks  adding 650.3 tonnes.

Looking for Buying Opportunities After the Historical Selloff
Looking for Buying Opportunities After the Historical Selloff
March 2, 2020

As I write this, the market is officially in correction territory, with the S&P 500 off 14.5 percent from its all-time close on February 19. It took only six days, in fact, for the S&P to fall 10 percent from its high into a correction­­—a new record, according to data from Deutsche Bank Global Research.

Investors Are Piling Into Safe Havens on Coronavirus Fears
Investors Are Piling Into Safe Havens on Coronavirus Fears
February 24, 2020

U.S. factories rebounded strongly in February, suggesting the manufacturing recession may finally be behind us after the industry contracted for six straight months. 

Putting the Coronavirus in Perspective: Hong Kong and Chinese Stocks
Putting the Coronavirus in Perspective: Hong Kong and Chinese Stocks
February 6, 2020

The number of confirmed infections of the coronavirus in mainland China crossed above 24,000 on February 5, having already surpassed the total number of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) cases from 2003

New Beginnings With the Year of the Rat
New Beginnings With the Year of the Rat
January 27, 2020

Before the coronavirus struck, 3 billion trips were estimated to take place during the 16-day Chinese New Year celebration, while some 79 million passengers were expected to take flights.

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.

China's Ultra Wealthy Are Dominating the Global Luxury Market
China's Ultra Wealthy Are Dominating the Global Luxury Market
November 13, 2019

It’s hard to believe now, but the very first Singles Day in 2009 generated only about $7 million for Chinese mega-retailer Alibaba. No one could have guessed then that, 10 years later, the 24-hour shopping event would see that sales figure surge to an all-time record of $38.4 billion, an unbelievable multiple of 5,471.

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.

Look Which Precious Metal Is Beating Warren Buffett...
Look Which Precious Metal Is Beating Warren Buffett...
September 16, 2019

Way back in January, I showed you that the price of gold had beaten the S&P 500 Index over a number of different time periods, including the month, quarter, year… and even the century (so far!).

Net Asset Value
as of 12/01/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $5.53 0.07 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $13.12 0.50 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $4.97 0.15 China Region Fund USCOX $9.53 0.10 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $6.03 0.15 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.77 0.18 Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $19.70 0.34 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.25 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change