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The Optimist's Guide to Airlines, Crypto Mining and Gold
The Optimist's Guide to Airlines, Crypto Mining and Gold
October 14, 2019

“Travel,” Mahatma Gandhi once said, “is the language of peace.”

Gold: The Unimpeachable Commodity Investment
Gold: The Unimpeachable Commodity Investment
September 30, 2019

History shows that presidential impeachments have had minimal impact on markets. We believe there are bigger risks to consider, including a potential German recession and record global debt.

Pierre Lassonde Says Gold Could Hit $25,000 in 30 Years
Pierre Lassonde Says Gold Could Hit $25,000 in 30 Years
September 23, 2019

“I think gold is in a good place,” Pierre Lassonde, co-founder of Franco-Nevada, said this week at the Denver Gold Forum (DGF). Looking ahead 30 years, Pierre believes the yellow metal could average $12,500 an ounce—and may even hit $25,000!

3 Reasons Why I See Further Upside Potential for Gold Prices
3 Reasons Why I See Further Upside Potential for Gold Prices
September 17, 2019

Gold may be off its 52-week highs, but the precious metal is still up more than 15 percent for the year through September 17. This appears to put gold on a path for its best year since 2010, when it gained just under 30 percent.

Look Which Precious Metal Is Beating Warren Buffett...
Look Which Precious Metal Is Beating Warren Buffett...
September 16, 2019

Way back in January, I showed you that the price of gold had beaten the S&P 500 Index over a number of different time periods, including the month, quarter, year… and even the century (so far!).

Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
September 10, 2019

Beginning in 2010, central banks around the world turned from being net sellers of gold to net buyers of gold. In 2018, official sector activity rose 46 percent to 536 tonnes – the second highest level of demand this century

Gold Stocks Have Shimmered With Gold's Rally
Gold Stocks Have Shimmered With Gold's Rally
August 30, 2019

There are a number of ways to play the gold rally, including physical bullion, gold stocks and funds that invest in related securities. Is it too late to get in? Not with gold mining stocks.

Protect Your Wealth Against the Law of Unintended Consequences
Protect Your Wealth Against the Law of Unintended Consequences
August 19, 2019

The United States is the strongest, most prosperous country on the planet. But the nation is not immune to the unintended consequences of well-intentioned policies.

With Yields Sinking Everywhere, Gold Just Hit New All-Time Highs...
With Yields Sinking Everywhere, Gold Just Hit New All-Time Highs...
August 12, 2019

“It is no longer absurd to think that the nominal yield on U.S. Treasury securities could go negative,” Joachim Fels, PIMCO’s global economic advisor, warned investors last week. 

Rate Cuts, Trade Wars and Gold: 5 Things Every Investor Should Know Right Now
Rate Cuts, Trade Wars and Gold: 5 Things Every Investor Should Know Right Now
August 5, 2019

Say what you will about last past week, it certainly wasn’t dull. The Federal Reserve, seemingly capitulating to President Donald Trump and Wall Street, became just the latest central bank to cut interest rates.

Net Asset Value
as of 10/18/2019

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.29 -0.02 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $8.63 -0.02 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $3.03 0.01 China Region Fund USCOX $8.82 -0.03 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.05 0.02 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.69 -0.05 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $16.64 -0.21 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.22 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change