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Low Inflation? Asset Prices at Record Highs Suggests Otherwise
Low Inflation? Asset Prices at Record Highs Suggests Otherwise
January 4, 2021

Gold surged over 25%, its best year in a decade, while Bitcoin was up more than 300%.

The Top 5 Most Popular Investment Stories of 2020
The Top 5 Most Popular Investment Stories of 2020
December 30, 2020

Now that 2020 has drawn to a close, I’m revisiting my most popular investment posts of the year, based on views. It was a truly historic 12 months, to say the least, but I won’t be covering everything that happened.  For many of you, that’s probably a good thing.  So without further ado, below are the top five most-read stories of 2020, in descending order.

Institutional Investors Are Piling into Bitcoin
Institutional Investors Are Piling into Bitcoin
December 21, 2020

If I asked you how many hospital beds the U.S. has, what would you say? Two million? Five million? Try 924,000. That’s right: The U.S. currently has under 1 million hospital beds for a population of approximately 330 million, according to the American Hospital Association (AHA). By my calculation, that comes out to 28 beds per 10,000 people.

Things Are Looking Up for Commercial Airlines
Things Are Looking Up for Commercial Airlines
December 16, 2020

As of December 16, the NYSE Arca Airline Index was up nearly 4.5% for the month.

Base Metals Get Supercharged Thanks to China Rebound
Base Metals Get Supercharged Thanks to China Rebound
December 14, 2020

Industrial metals are well on their way to being among the top performers of 2020, supported by red hot demand from China and global supply concerns.

Even More Tech Firms Are Leaving Silicon Valley for Texas
Even More Tech Firms Are Leaving Silicon Valley for Texas
December 10, 2020

“This garage is the birthplace of the world’s first high-technology region, Silicon Valley,” the marker reads. It names two Stanford students, William Hewlett and David Packard, who “in 1938 began developing their first product, an audio oscillator, in this garage.” (The pair’s first customer? Walt Disney, who was then working on 1940’s Fantasia.)

Copper Bull Run May Only Be Getting Started
Copper Bull Run May Only Be Getting Started
December 3, 2020

Chinese factories signaled their strongest improvement in over a decade.

This Stock Is Up More Than 1,000% This Year
This Stock Is Up More Than 1,000% This Year
November 30, 2020

One of the things I’m most grateful for is how well HIVE Blockchain Technologies has done over the past 18 months. So far this year, HIVE shares have soared an incredible 1,100%,

Don't Blame the Pandemic for the $277 Trillion Debt Pile
Don't Blame the Pandemic for the $277 Trillion Debt Pile
November 23, 2020

How do you even  begin to visualize $277 trillion?

What's in Trump's Latest Executive Order Against China?
What's in Trump's Latest Executive Order Against China?
November 19, 2020

President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning Americans from investing in a select number of Chinese firms that have ties to China’s military.

Net Asset Value
as of 02/23/2021

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $6.55 -0.10 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $12.46 -0.23 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $5.05 -0.10 China Region Fund USCOX $11.13 -0.05 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $6.26 -0.03 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.65 No Change Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $20.68 -0.02 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.24 -0.01 U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change