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Should You Buy the Saudi Aramco IPO?
Should You Buy the Saudi Aramco IPO?
November 11, 2019

Imagine waking up in your posh high-rise penthouse facing the Red Sea. Above the bustling city hangs a giant artificial moon that livestreams images from outer space.

Australia May Be the Saving Grace for the Rare Earth Metals Market
Australia May Be the Saving Grace for the Rare Earth Metals Market
November 6, 2019

When Colorado-based Molycorp Inc. filed for bankruptcy in 2015, the U.S. lost its sole remaining miner and producer of rare earth elements (REEs)—those inconspicuous metals with unpronounceable names like praseodymium, yttrium and gadolinium.

This Legendary Commodities Fund Is Closing. Here's What That Could Mean for Investors
This Legendary Commodities Fund Is Closing. Here's What That Could Mean for Investors
October 24, 2019

What was once the world’s largest commodities hedge fund is officially closing, creating new opportunities for some investors to get exposure to raw materials and mining using other funds.

Here's Why the Number of Conventional Oil Discoveries Just Hit a 70-Year Low
Here's Why the Number of Conventional Oil Discoveries Just Hit a 70-Year Low
October 7, 2019

An October rate cut appeared back on the table after disappointing economic news was released last week. But Friday’s mostly-positive employment report may have dashed those chances.

"No Longer Just a Science Project": David Fessler on Renewable Energy and EVs
"No Longer Just a Science Project": David Fessler on Renewable Energy and EVs
August 14, 2019

David Fessler retired from semiconductor vendor LTX Corporation at the age of 47. It was right around the time of the dotcom bubble, and within the course of 18 months, LTX stock had shot up from just under a dollar to around $54 a share.

Oil Is Fueling the Commodities Rally: 2019 Halftime Report
Oil Is Fueling the Commodities Rally: 2019 Halftime Report
July 16, 2019

Commodities were on mostly sound footing in the first half of 2019. The S&P GSCI returned more than 13 percent as of June 30, one of the best first six months in recent memory. It was not without its challenges, though.

Should Investors Get Excited About Rare Earth Metals?
Should Investors Get Excited About Rare Earth Metals?
May 30, 2019

Terbium is used to make flat-panel displays. Thulium can be found in your microwave. Dysprosium demand is growing with increased production of wind turbines and electric vehicles.

Copper Well Positioned to Lead the Next Resource Cycle
Copper Well Positioned to Lead the Next Resource Cycle
May 6, 2019

The world is on a path to vast shortages in copper, nickel, lithium and other important minerals that are necessary to build the batteries in electric vehicles. So says Tesla’s global supply manager, according to Reuters.

Will 2019 Be the Year of King Copper?
Will 2019 Be the Year of King Copper?
February 19, 2019

Because of its wide availability and exceptional conductivity...

Here's Why the Price of Palladium Just Zoomed Past Gold
Here's Why the Price of Palladium Just Zoomed Past Gold
January 22, 2019

Palladium might not fill headlines the way gold does, but it’s been on fire lately.

Net Asset Value
as of 11/19/2019

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.33 -0.01 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $8.77 -0.02 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $2.90 -0.01 China Region Fund USCOX $9.01 0.09 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.44 0.01 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $25.61 No Change Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $16.77 -0.04 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.22 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change