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Please note: The Frank Talk articles listed below contain historical material. The data provided was current at the time of publication. For current information regarding any of the funds mentioned in these presentations, please visit the appropriate fund performance page.

Traveling in Turkey
Traveling in Turkey
June 27, 2013
In recent weeks, protests in Turkey have made headline news, with the instability transferring to the local stock market. Since the riots began around June 3, the Borsa Istanbul Stock Exchange...
Making Investment Grade Is Only the Beginning for Turkey
Making Investment Grade Is Only the Beginning for Turkey
May 21, 2013
It’s been a few months since I was in Istanbul and wrote about Turkey’s exciting cultural and economic transformation, and the country is still making headlines. The Emerging Europe
Don’t Sell in May: Here are Reasons to Extend Your Stay
Don’t Sell in May: Here are Reasons to Extend Your Stay
May 6, 2013

During the first week of May every year, the maxim, “Sell in May and Go Away,” gets taken out, dusted off and powered up as a reason to sell stocks. The rhyme is more than just a catchy urban legend: June, July, August and September have historically been the weakest months of the year for the S&P 500 Index.

In Gold, Not Cyprus, We Trust
In Gold, Not Cyprus, We Trust
March 25, 2013
Global investors had to muster the courage to keep calm as news of Cyprus’ proposed partial theft of all bank deposits took Wall Street by surprise, closed the country’s banks...
A Taxing Situation in Europe
A Taxing Situation in Europe
March 15, 2013
A few months ago, I talked about how a financial transactions tax can have significant unintended consequences. Using Hungary as an example, I said that when the government implemented a...
A New Chapter for Turkey?
A New Chapter for Turkey?
March 5, 2013

In 2012, Turkey was the best performer among the emerging markets we track on our Periodic Table showing a decade of returns. All developing countries rose last year, but stocks in Turkey climbed an astounding 56 percent

How to Discover the Top Dogs in Emerging Markets
How to Discover the Top Dogs in Emerging Markets
January 18, 2013

Four decades ago, the “Dogs of the Dow” strategy was born. It’s a simple concept where investors hold the ten highest dividend-yielding companies of the Dow Jones Industrial

The Case for Emerging Europe
The Case for Emerging Europe
September 4, 2012
If history had turned out differently, the USSR would’ve taken home the most Olympic medals this year, as the total awarded to athletes from the area was 163, according to...
The Golden Wealth of Turkey
The Golden Wealth of Turkey
June 1, 2012

When I talk about the Love Trade, India and China are frequently discussed since the two countries have been dominating world jewelry demand. Turkey’s love for gold, though, cannot be overlooked ...

Pocket of Strength: Turkey Retail Stocks Rally
Pocket of Strength: Turkey Retail Stocks Rally
May 23, 2012

To add alpha, we believe investors need to continually seek pockets of strength amidst today’s mire of pessimism. One bright spot we’ve seen lies just east of Greece: Turkey...

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