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European Union Seeks to Open Its Borders to Vaccinated Travelers this Summer
European Union Seeks to Open Its Borders to Vaccinated Travelers this Summer
May 5, 2021

The EU represents the  next leg in the recovery of commercial air travel. With the 27-member bloc ready to begin receiving international tourists, it may be time for investors  to act.

Gold Off to a Slow Start as Central Banks Pivot Toward Digital Currencies
Gold Off to a Slow Start as Central Banks Pivot Toward Digital Currencies
April 26, 2021

Some major changes could be coming soon to a central bank near you, with an estimated 90% of them at some stage of developing a central bank digital currency, or CBDC. In October 2020, the Bahamas became the first economy to introduce its own CBDC, the Sand Dollar, but many more national currencies are expected to be rolled out in the coming years.

 

Airline Industry Highs and Lows: First Quarter 2021
Airline Industry Highs and Lows: First Quarter 2021
April 22, 2021

The best performing stock for the first quarter of 2021 in the Bloomberg World Airlines Index was JetBlue, up 32.67%.

Fully Vaccinated People Are Free to Fly Commercial Again
Fully Vaccinated People Are Free to Fly Commercial Again
April 7, 2021

Last month I forecasted we’d see a travel boom this summer as newly vaccinated Americans book their first big trips and vacations since the pandemic began.

Millennial Airline Investors Are Up Double Since Buffett's Departure
Millennial Airline Investors Are Up Double Since Buffett's Departure
March 18, 2021

Take the stock market. Stuck at home and $1,200 richer thanks to the first coronavirus relief bill, millions of millennials and Gen Zers tried their hand at investing for the very first time. It’s estimated that some 10 million new brokerage accounts were opened in 2020, a record. Robinhood, the commission-free trading app, signed up 3 million new users in the first four months alone.

Get Ready for a Great American Travel and Spending Boom
Get Ready for a Great American Travel and Spending Boom
March 15, 2021

We could see the start of a demand-driven economic boom as millions of Americans, newly vaccinated and $1,400 richer, make up for lost time by booking flights and vacations.

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.

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.

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.

Wheels Up! Airlines and Travel Stocks Have Taken Off on Pent-Up Demand
Wheels Up! Airlines and Travel Stocks Have Taken Off on Pent-Up Demand
September 2, 2020

Travel stocks—including airlines, cruise lines and hotels—were among the best performing equities during the month as new daily COVID-19 cases have declined in the U.S. from their mid-July highs.

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