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A $10 Trillion Response to the Global Pandemic
A $10 Trillion Response to the Global Pandemic
March 23, 2020

Last week I was introduced to a board game called Pandemic. In the game, players are up against the clock to find the cure to viral outbreaks and contain them before they spread across the entire globe.

Keep Calm, Bear Markets Are Temporary
Keep Calm, Bear Markets Are Temporary
March 17, 2020

That was President Donald Trump on Monday, responding to a question on whether the U.S. economy could be sliding into a recession. 

Should You Buy the Panic?
Should You Buy the Panic?
March 16, 2020

Two years ago, the co-founder, former CEO and now former board member of Microsoft urged governments to step up their preparedness in the event of a modern global pandemic.

Gold Set to Test $1,700 Resistance as U.S. Yields Fall to Record Lows
Gold Set to Test $1,700 Resistance as U.S. Yields Fall to Record Lows
February 26, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I never thought I’d see the day when the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond dipped below 2 percent, let alone 1.8 percent.

"Buy-and-Hold" Has Historically Been a Winning Investment Strategy
"Buy-and-Hold" Has Historically Been a Winning Investment Strategy
January 15, 2020

One of the biggest concerns some investors might have right now is that the U.S. business cycle is maturing and possibly reaching its “natural end.”

Tariffs Are Having a Bigger Effect on U.S. Manufacturing Than Initially Thought
Tariffs Are Having a Bigger Effect on U.S. Manufacturing Than Initially Thought
January 8, 2020

The U.S. manufacturing sector contracted for the fifth straight month in December, with the monthly reading from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) hitting its weakest point in more than 10 years. 

America Remains the Land of Opportunity. For Everything Else, There's Gold
America Remains the Land of Opportunity. For Everything Else, There's Gold
January 6, 2020

In 1967, a woman then known as Svetlana Alliuyeva arrived by plane in New York. Moments after landing, she held a press conference during which she renounced her native Soviet Russia, describing it as “profoundly corrupt.”

The U.K. Just Said No to EU Socialism. Will U.S. Voters Do the Same in 2020?
The U.K. Just Said No to EU Socialism. Will U.S. Voters Do the Same in 2020?
December 23, 2019

Imagine you wake up tomorrow from a three and a half-year coma. Everything that’s happened in the meantime—the election of Donald Trump, impeachment, Brexit and more—is a complete mystery to you.

Expecting a Market Downturn? Make Sure You're Following the "Noah Rule"
Expecting a Market Downturn? Make Sure You're Following the "Noah Rule"
December 16, 2019

In his letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders for fiscal year 2001, Warren Buffett made one of his now-famous pronouncements:  “Predicting rain doesn’t count, building an ark does.”

Is the Fed Gearing Up for a New Round of Quantitative Easing? Here Are the Possible Signs
Is the Fed Gearing Up for a New Round of Quantitative Easing? Here Are the Possible Signs
December 10, 2019

“This is not QE. In no sense is this QE.”

That was Jerome Powell in early October, answering a reporter’s question on whether the Federal Reserve’s intervention in the overnight U.S. repo market constituted another round of quantitative easing (QE).

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