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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.

Airlines and Gold Cruising on Renewed Investor Confidence
Airlines and Gold Cruising on Renewed Investor Confidence
August 10, 2020

Airlines aren’t the only industry that had a positive week. Spot gold rose 3 percent after crossing above $2,000 an ounce for the first time ever last Tuesday.

3 Charts on the State of the U.S. Airline, Restaurant and Hotel Industries
3 Charts on the State of the U.S. Airline, Restaurant and Hotel Industries
July 1, 2020

As you may have already heard, the European Union (EU) just released its list of 15 countries that are permitted to visit the 27-country bloc starting today, and the U.S. was not among them. 

Airline Stocks Just Posted Their Best Week on Record
Airline Stocks Just Posted Their Best Week on Record
June 8, 2020

Warren Buffett “should have kept airline stocks because the airline stocks went through the roof today,” President Trump said. It’s a good thing that investors chose not to follow Buffett’s lead, as airline stocks are up 50% since his exit.

Why Buffett Was Wrong to Dump Airlines
Why Buffett Was Wrong to Dump Airlines
May 6, 2020

Warren Buffett is arguably the most respected and accomplished investor in U.S. history. He turned Berkshire Hathaway, a struggling textile company, into a multibillion-dollar holding company. Since 1987, Berkshire’s Class A shares have delivered an impressive compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 14.91 percent.

Explore the World's 10 Busiest Airports
Explore the World's 10 Busiest Airports
January 29, 2020

Although air travel isn’t off to a great start this year, largely due to airlines cancelling flights on fears of the coronavirus spreading further outside China, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts 2020 to be strong in terms of travel demand.

Here's What the Trucking Industry Could Learn From Airlines
Here's What the Trucking Industry Could Learn From Airlines
December 18, 2019

This year alone, nearly 800 U.S.-based trucking companies have gone bankrupt. That’s almost three times the rate as in 2018, when things were looking remarkably positive.

Need-to-Know Numbers You Might Have Missed Last Week
Need-to-Know Numbers You Might Have Missed Last Week
December 2, 2019

Another year, another Thanksgiving. I hope all of my American friends and readers had the chance to spend some quality time with family as we begin the busy holiday shopping season.

Net Asset Value
as of 09/20/2021

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $6.02 -0.23 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $11.27 -0.22 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $4.25 -0.19 China Region Fund USCOX $8.41 -0.35 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $6.68 -0.17 Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $23.22 -0.61 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.25 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $1.99 No Change