Applying Super S-Curves
September 21, 2012
Hard Assets Investment Conference, Chicago| Frank Holmes
Net Asset Value
as of 09/15/2014
|Global Resources Fund PSPFX $9.54 0.02||Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $6.85 0.04||World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $6.49 0.06||China Region Fund USCOX $8.15 -0.12||Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.89 0.03||All American Equity Fund GBTFX $33.21 -0.15||Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $23.86 -0.24||Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.25 No Change||U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change|
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