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Inflation Is Coming for Your Wealth. Here's What Investors Can Do About It
Inflation Is Coming for Your Wealth. Here's What Investors Can Do About It
February 25, 2021

Inflation is back on investors' minds lately, and some may  be wondering how to position their portfolios to confront this potential new  scourge. 

A New Commodities Supercycle Could Be Powering Up After a Long Freeze
A New Commodities Supercycle Could Be Powering Up After a Long Freeze
February 22, 2021

As many of you know, I grew up in Toronto, where winters can be brutally cold. Like most people who live in northern U.S. states, I’m accustomed to driving on snowy, icy roads. But then, roads in the north are plowed, sanded and salted when there’s snowfall. With rare exception, the roads here in sunny San Antonio, Texas, do not see that kind of maintenance. There are no snow plows or salt trucks. Driving, then, can be several times more precarious when we get the kind of extreme weather that hit us last week.

Asian Stocks Have Momentum in The Year of the Ox
Asian Stocks Have Momentum in The Year of the Ox
February 17, 2021

In pre-pandemic years, the Lunar New Year has been an opportunity for individuals and families to travel and visit loved ones. Millions of Chinese people took as many as 3 billion trips in early 2019, representing the largest annual human migration in history.

Tesla Just Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of Bitcoin. Is Apple Next?
Tesla Just Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of Bitcoin. Is Apple Next?
February 9, 2021

Tesla intends to start accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment. No word on gold or other precious metals, though...

5 Reasons Airline Stocks Could Be a Buy in 2021
5 Reasons Airline Stocks Could Be a Buy in 2021
February 4, 2021

Commercial aviation still has some challenging times ahead of it, but I believe the worst is behind us, meaning now may be an opportune time to get exposure.

Reddit Investors Who Played GameStop Are Now Upvoting Silver
Reddit Investors Who Played GameStop Are Now Upvoting Silver
February 1, 2021

The Reddit-fueled rally has drastically impacted price discovery in not just GameStop but other underdog stocks as well. Shares of movie theater operator AMC Entertainment, Bed Bath & Beyond, BlackBerry and Tootsie Roll Industries have also popped. Now it's silver.

Precious Metals Outlook 2021: Renewable Energy Will Be a Key Driver
Precious Metals Outlook 2021: Renewable Energy Will Be a Key Driver
January 27, 2021

2020 marked the fifth straight year of positive gains for the yellow metal. In the past 15 years, gold has been up 80% of the time, a remarkable track record.

The Gold Standard Ended 50 Years Ago. Federal Debt Has Only Exploded Since
The Gold Standard Ended 50 Years Ago. Federal Debt Has Only Exploded Since
January 25, 2021

In the years since the end of the gold standard, there’s been a significant lack of discipline in government spending. Today, the federal debt is closing in on an astronomical $28 trillion, which is more than 130% of the size of the U.S. economy.

Why Are People Switching from WhatsApp to Signal? It's All About Privacy
Why Are People Switching from WhatsApp to Signal? It's All About Privacy
January 19, 2021

The social media crackdowns have helped fuel people’s search for alternative communications platforms. One of those alternatives is Signal, a little-known messaging service that first debuted in 2014.

Silver Was the Top Performing Commodity in 2020. Will Copper Be Next?
Silver Was the Top Performing Commodity in 2020. Will Copper Be Next?
January 11, 2021

Precious metals did well overall. Silver stood as the top performing commodity, up nearly 48%, its best year since 2010, when it rose over 80%.

Net Asset Value
as of 09/17/2021

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $6.25 -0.08 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $11.49 -0.10 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $4.44 -0.06 China Region Fund USCOX $8.76 0.11 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $6.85 -0.09 Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $23.83 -0.14 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.25 0.01 U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $1.99 No Change