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Are Commodities Setting Up for a 2021 Bull Market?
Are Commodities Setting Up for a 2021 Bull Market?
October 26, 2020

Goldman Sachs forecasts a potential commodities rally in 2021. Analysts see the price of gold averaging $2,300 an ounce, while silver is projected to average $30 an ounce.

Rare Earth Metals Get the Presidential Treatment
Rare Earth Metals Get the Presidential Treatment
October 7, 2020

President Trump has declared rare earth metals a national emergency and asks that the U.S develop a “commercially viable” mineral supply chain that does not depend on imports from China or elsewhere.

Markets Have Outperformed When a President Seeks Reelection
Markets Have Outperformed When a President Seeks Reelection
August 12, 2020

By now you’ve all heard the news. Joe Biden, the Democrats’ presumptive nominee for president, has selected as his running mate Kamala Harris, junior senator from California and the state’s former attorney general.

Precious Metals Were the Winners in H1 2020... And It Wasn't Even Close
Precious Metals Were the Winners in H1 2020... And It Wasn't Even Close
July 13, 2020

Every year around this time, we check in with raw materials for our popular commodities halftime report. This year, it wasn’t even a competition.

Why We're Overweighting Renewable Energy
Why We're Overweighting Renewable Energy
June 11, 2020

It may not feel like it, but West Texas Intermediate (WTI)  oil just posted its best month on record. The American benchmark for crude soared  more than 88 percent in May, from $18.84 per barrel to $35.50, as businesses  cautiously began to reopen and people returned to work following the  coronavirus lockdown.

Emerging Technologies to Drive Silver Demand
Emerging Technologies to Drive Silver Demand
June 4, 2020

The price of silver soared in May, jumping more than 19  percent on safe haven demand as well as increased expectations of a swift  economic recovery, given its many applications.

Electric Vehicle Sales Are Surging. Can Mineral Producers Meet Future Demand?
Electric Vehicle Sales Are Surging. Can Mineral Producers Meet Future Demand?
May 14, 2020

Elon Musk isn’t known for playing by the rules. The 48-year-old tech billionaire got himself into hot water with regulators a couple of years ago by tweeting that he was “considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” (At its 52-week high in February, the company’s stock traded at more than double that amount.) 

Why We're Pivoting Into Renewable Energy
Why We're Pivoting Into Renewable Energy
February 20, 2020

Bernard Looney, BP’s new chief executive, wants to cut his company’s greenhouse gas emissions down to zero by 2050. To do that, the world’s sixth-largest energy company is committing itself to massive investment in renewable energy, including wind, solar and biofuels.

Nontraditional Funds Took the Stage at World's Biggest ETF Conference
Nontraditional Funds Took the Stage at World's Biggest ETF Conference
February 3, 2020

Even bigger changes could be headed our way, if some of the discussions at this year’s Inside ETFs are any indication. Two topics seemed to dominate the conference: the rise of ESG investing, and the emergence of so-called “nontransparent” ETFs.

Dollar Weakness Could Be the Catalyst Commodities Are Looking For
Dollar Weakness Could Be the Catalyst Commodities Are Looking For
January 13, 2020

For the third straight year, and for the fourth time in six years, palladium was the top-performing commodity. 

Net Asset Value
as of 12/01/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $5.53 0.07 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $13.12 0.50 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $4.97 0.15 China Region Fund USCOX $9.53 0.10 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $6.03 0.15 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.77 0.18 Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $19.70 0.34 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.25 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change