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Please note: The 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.

The Top 10 Countries With the Largest Gold Reserves
The Top 10 Countries With the Largest Gold Reserves

The list of 10 countries that hold the most gold in their reserves has remained mostly unchanged over the last few years. Did you know the top holder has nearly as much bullion as the next three countries combined? Flip through this slideshow to discover which central banks value the yellow metal the most.

Why Is the Strait of Hormuz So Essential to Oil Trading?
Why Is the Strait of Hormuz So Essential to Oil Trading?

How can one waterway be so essential to the world of oil and energy trading? The Strait of Hormuz, connecting the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman, is known as the world’s most important oil transit chokepoint due to the massive volumes of fuel that pass through it daily. The passageway has been in the headlines lately due to escalating tensions between Iran and the U.S. – plus several other nations. Test your basic knowledge of the strait in this short quiz!

The History of U.S. Tariff Policies
The History of U.S. Tariff Policies

With tariffs dominating headlines since early 2018, many might wonder what the story is behind such policies. Tariffs are essentially a tax to be paid on imports or exports and have a long history of use in the United States – beginning just after gaining independence as a nation. Explore this interactive timeline to discover the very first uses of tariffs and the reasons behind their creation.

Manage Expectations and Anticipate Before You Participate
Manage Expectations and Anticipate Before You Participate

Flip through this slideshow to understand what makes the market tick and the importance of historical cycles.

Top 12 Posts to Celebrate 12 Years of Frank Talk
Top 12 Posts to Celebrate 12 Years of Frank Talk

Happy 12th Birthday, Frank Talk! To celebrate, here are 12 of the top blog posts over the years.

Millennials Are Saving Big for Travel and Experiences
Millennials Are Saving Big for Travel and Experiences

Millennials, with their ever growing purchasing power, are driving the trend of “getting away” and taking frequent trips. We believe all of this is positive news for the airline industry. Explore the infographic that highlights millennial air travel trends.

What Type of Investor Are You? (Quiz)
What Type of Investor Are You? (Quiz)

Which style of investing do you lean toward – value or growth? Or maybe you’re both! Take the quiz to find out.

Net Asset Value
as of 09/16/2019

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.52 0.07 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $8.60 0.08 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $3.21 0.04 China Region Fund USCOX $8.62 No Change Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.18 0.08 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.92 -0.08 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $17.15 0.03 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.21 -0.01 U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change