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Please note: The Frank Talk 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.

Keep Calm, Bear Markets Are Temporary
Keep Calm, Bear Markets Are Temporary
March 17, 2020

That was President Donald Trump on Monday, responding to a question on whether the U.S. economy could be sliding into a recession. 

Should You Buy the Panic?
Should You Buy the Panic?
March 16, 2020

Two years ago, the co-founder, former CEO and now former board member of Microsoft urged governments to step up their preparedness in the event of a modern global pandemic.

Here's Why You Shouldn't Panic Over China's Factory Slowdown
Here's Why You Shouldn't Panic Over China's Factory Slowdown
March 5, 2020

Chinese manufacturing activity slumped to a record low in February as the coronavirus outbreak temporarily shuttered plants and factories and travel restrictions impacted the supply of labor.

Looking for Buying Opportunities After the Historical Selloff
Looking for Buying Opportunities After the Historical Selloff
March 2, 2020

As I write this, the market is officially in correction territory, with the S&P 500 off 14.5 percent from its all-time close on February 19. It took only six days, in fact, for the S&P to fall 10 percent from its high into a correction­­—a new record, according to data from Deutsche Bank Global Research.

Gold Set to Test $1,700 Resistance as U.S. Yields Fall to Record Lows
Gold Set to Test $1,700 Resistance as U.S. Yields Fall to Record Lows
February 26, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I never thought I’d see the day when the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond dipped below 2 percent, let alone 1.8 percent.

Investors Are Piling Into Safe Havens on Coronavirus Fears
Investors Are Piling Into Safe Havens on Coronavirus Fears
February 24, 2020

U.S. factories rebounded strongly in February, suggesting the manufacturing recession may finally be behind us after the industry contracted for six straight months. 

Why We're Pivoting Into Renewable Energy
Why We're Pivoting Into Renewable Energy
February 20, 2020

Bernard Looney, BP’s new chief executive, wants to cut his company’s greenhouse gas emissions down to zero by 2050. To do that, the world’s sixth-largest energy company is committing itself to massive investment in renewable energy, including wind, solar and biofuels.

Where to Get Income in a Low-Yield World
Where to Get Income in a Low-Yield World
February 18, 2020

So far in 2020, the yield on the 10-year Treasury has averaged an anemic 0.01 percent when adjusted for inflation. Since the end of January, it’s actually dipped below 0 percent, trading as low as negative 0.14 percent on January 31.

Gold Projected to Beat the Market in 2020: CLSA
Gold Projected to Beat the Market in 2020: CLSA
February 10, 2020

Gold will outperform the S&P 500 Index in 2020. That’s one of several projections made by CLSA in its just-released “Global Surprises 2020” report.

Putting the Coronavirus in Perspective: Hong Kong and Chinese Stocks
Putting the Coronavirus in Perspective: Hong Kong and Chinese Stocks
February 6, 2020

The number of confirmed infections of the coronavirus in mainland China crossed above 24,000 on February 5, having already surpassed the total number of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) cases from 2003

Net Asset Value
as of 05/07/2021

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $6.97 0.16 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $13.73 0.10 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $5.49 0.09 China Region Fund USCOX $9.76 -0.09 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $6.54 0.07 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.65 No Change Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $22.98 0.26 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.25 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change