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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.

Pfizer and Moderna Give Investors a Shot of Hope
Pfizer and Moderna Give Investors a Shot of Hope
November 16, 2020

America, and the world, received another huge shot of hope this week. Biotech firm Moderna announced today that its coronavirus vaccine is 94.5% effective at preventing COVID-19. 

These Are My 10 Favorite Junior Mining Companies
These Are My 10 Favorite Junior Mining Companies
November 10, 2020

Gold ended the trading session down 4.41% on Monday, November 9, its worst one-day slump since mid-August, on promising coronavirus vaccine news.

Despite the selloff, the yellow metal has had an extraordinary year. Fueled by historic amounts of fiscal stimulus and negative-yielding debt, as well as economic and geopolitical uncertainty, the price of gold touched a new record high this past summer. As of November 6, it was up more than 28%.

The Market Predicted President-Elect Joe Biden
The Market Predicted President-Elect Joe Biden
November 9, 2020

Joe Biden was named president-elect. In hindsight, the market clearly predicted this outcome.

Election Day Jitters? Put Your Trust in Gold
Election Day Jitters? Put Your Trust in Gold
November 2, 2020

Want to hear something really scary? Inflation, the scourge of the modern economy, may be running much faster than we’re led to believe.

Are Commodities Setting Up for a 2021 Bull Market?
Are Commodities Setting Up for a 2021 Bull Market?
October 26, 2020

Goldman Sachs forecasts a potential commodities rally in 2021. Analysts see the price of gold averaging $2,300 an ounce, while silver is projected to average $30 an ounce.

How We're Positioning Natural Resources for a Potential "Blue Wave"
How We're Positioning Natural Resources for a Potential "Blue Wave"
October 21, 2020

We could also see a so-called “blue wave,” whereby the Democrats pick up control of not just the White House but also both chambers of Congress.

The "End of the Beginning" of the Economic Recovery
The "End of the Beginning" of the Economic Recovery
October 19, 2020

“Resilience” was last week’s theme as better-than-expected market data came to light. Earnings season has begun, and so far reports have proven the doomsayers wrong. Even industries that have been hardest hit by the economic downturn, including air travel, are expressing optimism that we’re at the “end of the beginning” in terms of recovering from the worst health crisis in 100 years.

Some Are Betting on Red, Some on Blue. I'm Betting on Gold
Some Are Betting on Red, Some on Blue. I'm Betting on Gold
October 12, 2020

I believe there’s additional upside potential for gold—no matter who wins the election. In about 20 days, millions of Americans will be betting on “red,” millions of others on “blue.” I’ll be betting on gold.

Rare Earth Metals Get the Presidential Treatment
Rare Earth Metals Get the Presidential Treatment
October 7, 2020

President Trump has declared rare earth metals a national emergency and asks that the U.S develop a “commercially viable” mineral supply chain that does not depend on imports from China or elsewhere.

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