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Will the ECB and Fed Follow Where China Leads?
Will the ECB and Fed Follow Where China Leads?
June 4, 2012
Every month, policymakers track purchasing managers’ indices (PMI) around the world as they consider fiscal and monetary actions. To us, a PMI is a measure of health of companies around...
China Gives “Green” Light to Car Buyers
China Gives “Green” Light to Car Buyers
May 25, 2012
China just made it a little more affordable to buy a car. Last week, the government announced a one-year, RMB 26.5 billion subsidy program devoted to energy-efficient products. About RMB 6 billion...
How Gold Demand Remains Resilient
How Gold Demand Remains Resilient
May 17, 2012
Demand for gold was relatively resilient in the first quarter of 2012, with global demand falling 5 percent on a year-over-year basis, says the World Gold Council. Marcus Grubb, managing...
Looking to China to Fire Up Its Economy
Looking to China to Fire Up Its Economy
May 14, 2012

Following on the heels of renewed concern over Europe’s debt situation, China released its monthly economic data. Fixed asset investment, industrial production and retail sales all rose in April, yet...

Chart of the Week: Where Global Industrial Production Is Coming From
Chart of the Week: Where Global Industrial Production Is Coming From
May 11, 2012
Many have compared today’s economic recovery to the slow, stagnant growth Americans lived through in the 1970s. I argue there’s at least one significant difference: Four decades ago, the world...
Outsized Outsourcing Opportunity in the Philippines?
Outsized Outsourcing Opportunity in the Philippines?
April 20, 2012

It’s no surprise the NBC show, “Outsourced” was set in India—in 2011, revenues for the country’s outsourcing and information technology industries reached $100 ...

What CLSA’s Andy Rothman Thinks is the Biggest Misunderstanding in China
What CLSA’s Andy Rothman Thinks is the Biggest Misunderstanding in China
April 12, 2012

In our webcast last week on what to expect from China, Andy Rothman from CLSA outlined the major misconceptions about China. He believes the biggest myth that investors think about ...

The Blue Chips of China
The Blue Chips of China
April 4, 2012

Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, Exxon Mobil, GE, Microsoft, and McDonald’s—these are all blue chip companies that Americans likely know ...

3 Trends to Watch for Global Investors
3 Trends to Watch for Global Investors
April 2, 2012

Bloomberg announced over the weekend that China’s manufacturing grew at the fastest pace in a year...

Gold and China: Where the Bulls and Bears Square Off
Gold and China: Where the Bulls and Bears Square Off
March 26, 2012

To paraphrase the great Steve Martin, today’s investors are very passionate people and passionate people tend to overreact...

Net Asset Value
as of 01/16/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.58 0.02 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $9.75 -0.01 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $3.31 0.05 China Region Fund USCOX $9.56 0.13 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.96 0.03 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $26.53 0.20 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $17.52 0.17 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.23 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change