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Sweden Declares War on Cash, Punishes Savers with Negative Interest Rates
Sweden Declares War on Cash, Punishes Savers with Negative Interest Rates
December 7, 2015

Among the endangered species in Sweden are the gray wolf, European otter—and cash. Back in June, I shared...

What We’re Paying Attention to Following the Paris Attacks
What We’re Paying Attention to Following the Paris Attacks
November 23, 2015

Ten days ago, 129 lives were brutally cut short when assailants affiliated with the terrorist group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State...

Will Gold Finish 2015 with a Gain?
Will Gold Finish 2015 with a Gain?
October 19, 2015

After its stellar performance last week, gold might do something it hasn’t done since 2012—that is, end the year in positive territory. You can see past returns for yourself...

Emerging Europe Analyst: “Poland Today Reminds Me of America”
Emerging Europe Analyst: “Poland Today Reminds Me of America”
July 22, 2015

Joanna Sawicka still remembers having to wait in line for hours to buy food and school supplies. In communist-controlled Poland...

Global Investors: You Should Be Paying Attention to this Economic Indicator
Global Investors: You Should Be Paying Attention to this Economic Indicator
July 13, 2015

Reality has set in for investors last week: Tremors are shaking up the global markets. A “no” vote from the Greek referendum...

Investors Take Shelter as Greek Referendum Nears
Investors Take Shelter as Greek Referendum Nears
July 1, 2015

American industrialist J. Paul Getty once said: “If you owe the bank $100, that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.”

Innovation and Efficiency Drive U.S. Oil Supply and Demand
Innovation and Efficiency Drive U.S. Oil Supply and Demand
March 30, 2015

Oil mounted a strong surge last Thursday as Saudi Arabia-led forces carried out a series of airstrikes against Houthi militants in Yemen...

Why Bad News Is Good News in Europe—7 Charts Showing What You Really Need to Know
Why Bad News Is Good News in Europe—7 Charts Showing What You Really Need to Know
February 23, 2015

There’s little denying that the U.S. economy is on the upswing since the recession. Manufacturing is strong, jobless claims are falling and wages are rising...

Currency Wars Heat up as Central Banks Race to Cut Rates
Currency Wars Heat up as Central Banks Race to Cut Rates
February 2, 2015

The Chinese Year of the Ram will kick off at the end of this month, but for now it looks as if 2015 will be the Year of the Central Banks...

There’s More to the Gold Rally Than European Market Fears
There’s More to the Gold Rally Than European Market Fears
January 27, 2015

Gold was down 1.72 percent at the end of 2014, but things are looking up for the yellow metal. Last week I returned from presenting at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference...

Net Asset Value
as of 08/05/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.97 0.07 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $14.76 0.28 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $5.38 0.08 China Region Fund USCOX $9.43 0.06 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $5.93 0.08 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $23.87 0.12 Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $16.66 0.21 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.26 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change