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American Exceptionalism Is Real
American Exceptionalism Is Real
July 6, 2020

Nearly 120 years ago, an American engineer named Willis Carrier invented the very first electrical air conditioner. The device was such a hit that he founded the Carrier Corporation in 1915 to meet demand, making it the world’s first HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) company.

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. 

What Is a Luxury Good?
What Is a Luxury Good?
June 24, 2020

In the very first episode of Mad Men, the critically acclaimed AMC series about the advertising business in 1960s New York, ad man Don Draper is approached by Rachel Menken, the head of a fictional high-end department store called Menken’s. She wants Don’s help in raising her store’s profile. 

Are We Heading for a Second Wave of Lockdowns?
Are We Heading for a Second Wave of Lockdowns?
June 22, 2020

California, which now requires mask-wearing outside of the home, had its biggest one-day jump in infections. Arizona, Florida and Texas are also turning into new hotspots.

Record Spending and Money-Printing Puts Markets in Uncharted Waters
Record Spending and Money-Printing Puts Markets in Uncharted Waters
June 18, 2020

Back in March, I predicted that the total U.S. economic response to the COVID-19 crisis would be at least $10 trillion.

The Math Is on Investors' Side
The Math Is on Investors' Side
June 15, 2020

Most baseball fans know that the New York Yankees is the winningest team in MLB history. Of the 18,426 games it’s played since 1901, it’s won 10,378, or about 57 percent of them.

Growth Is Crushing Value Right Now, but Remember to Take a Long-Term Horizon
Growth Is Crushing Value Right Now, but Remember to Take a Long-Term Horizon
May 27, 2020

Investors are betting on growth stocks over value stocks by a wider spread right now than at any other time since at least 1990, including during the tech bubble.

You Can't Just Print More Gold
You Can't Just Print More Gold
May 26, 2020

“I think there is a strong likelihood we will need another bill.”

That’s according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who supports additional fiscal stimulus to combat the economic impact of the novel coronavirus—within reason.

Texas Leads the Nation in Reopening Its Economy
Texas Leads the Nation in Reopening Its Economy
May 4, 2020

Friday was “reopening” day for Texas, home state of U.S. Global Investors. Restaurants, retail stores and malls can now open their doors to customers again, so long as occupancy is kept at 25 percent of what it normally would be.

These 10 U.S. States Are Best Prepared for a Deep Recession
These 10 U.S. States Are Best Prepared for a Deep Recession
April 29, 2020

By some estimates, states could be facing their deepest budget shortfall on record due to the COVID-19 crisis. States could collectively see a budget deficit of $290 billion in 2021, which would be greater than during the 2001 recession and 2007-2008 global financial crisis.

Net Asset Value
as of 07/10/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.42 0.07 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $12.22 -0.12 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $4.32 -0.03 China Region Fund USCOX $9.40 -0.10 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $5.77 0.02 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $22.74 0.07 Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $15.89 0.17 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.25 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change