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Where Wealth Thrives and Innovates
Where Wealth Thrives and Innovates
August 9, 2012

A surprising wealth of information about the world’s most prosperous people can be discovered in two new reports. The Chinese Millionaire Wealth Report 2012, put together by GroupM...

Unmasking the Asian Giant
Unmasking the Asian Giant
July 2, 2012
Chinese operas have been keeping audiences enthralled for hundreds of years with mythical characters, enchanting stories and elaborate masks that add drama and mystery. While this fantastical treatment is appreciated...
Rising China is a Misnomer...and Other Actionable Takeaways
Rising China is a Misnomer...and Other Actionable Takeaways
June 20, 2012

Did you know that at the beginning of the 19th century, China made up the largest share of the world’s GDP? ...

China Eases the Way
China Eases the Way
June 11, 2012
Following negative data last week, investors were clearly concerned about global growth and anxiously anticipated government actions. While Europe and the U.S. disappointed investors, China surprised on the upside by cutting...
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 ...

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