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Why Growth is Deep in the Heart of Texas
Why Growth is Deep in the Heart of Texas
October 28, 2013

A recent TIME Magazine cover features an engaging collage of the 50 states reassembled to fit within the boundaries of Texas. With a growing number of solid-paying jobs, affordable housing...

Being Contrarian Could Lead to Lucrative Energy Plays
Being Contrarian Could Lead to Lucrative Energy Plays
October 15, 2013
Sometimes the most attractive energy assets aren’t found in the ground. Rather, at times like today, they are listed on the stock exchange. Billionaire businessman Carl Icahn is one investor...
An American Energy Revolution
An American Energy Revolution
September 3, 2013
In Texas these days, there’s a feeling of absolute and unwavering confidence in the concept of an American energy revolution. From the depths of reserves to the richness of the...
Cleaner, Greener China
Cleaner, Greener China
August 7, 2013
Did you know that energy use in China is estimated to be double that of the United States by 2040? Assuming world GDP rises 3.6 percent per year, energy use...
Challenging a Long-Held Assumption about Commodities
Challenging a Long-Held Assumption about Commodities
July 22, 2013
There’s no denying China’s massive economic growth over the past decade, as the country recorded an average GDP of more than 10 percent per year. In only seven years, China’s...
Commodities 2013 Halftime Report: A Time to Mine for Opportunity?
Commodities 2013  Halftime Report: A Time to Mine for Opportunity?
July 15, 2013
It was a challenging first half of the year for most commodities, with only two resources we track on our Periodic Table of Commodities Returns rising in value. Natural gas...
Global PMI: Possible Opportunity for Mining Stocks
Global PMI: Possible Opportunity for Mining Stocks
July 3, 2013
For the month of June, JP Morgan Global Manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) showed a reading of 50.6 for global aggregate manufacturing around the world. A reading of this scale
What’s an Investor to do in Markets like These?
What’s an Investor to do in Markets like These?
June 24, 2013
Legendary businessman Steve Forbes once said, “Everyone is a disciplined, long-term investor until the market goes down.” It’s challenging to have the fortitude to hold on to investments during a ...
Where a Resources Manager is Uncovering a Sweet Find
Where a Resources Manager is Uncovering a Sweet Find
June 18, 2013

After traveling nearly 6,000 miles by plane, helicopter and jeep, Evan Smith, portfolio manager at U.S. Global, is walking along a dirt path in Kenema past dilapidated shops covered with rusted, corrugated metal...

As Economy Heats Up, Will Commodities?
As Economy Heats Up, Will Commodities?
June 10, 2013
Thanks to the life support of $12 trillion and 515 rate cuts by the world’s central banks since March 2009, the global economy’s heart is beginning to beat...

Net Asset Value
as of 07/10/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.42 0.07 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $12.22 -0.12 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $4.32 -0.03 China Region Fund USCOX $9.40 -0.10 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $5.77 0.02 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $22.74 0.07 Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $15.89 0.17 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.25 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change