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Visa and PayPal Give the Green Light to Cryptos. Should You?
Visa and PayPal Give the Green Light to Cryptos. Should You?
April 5, 2021

PayPal’s Checkout with Crypto, made available to select U.S. users last Wednesday, gives consumers the ability to purchase goods and services at as many as 29 million merchants using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether or Litecoin.

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...

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.

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.

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%,

Bitcoin Is "Right Where Oil Was in 1890"
Bitcoin Is "Right Where Oil Was in 1890"
May 18, 2020

Last week I was honored to participate in the first virtual Consensus cryptocurrency conference, hosted by CoinDesk. In years past, the annual gathering—attended by the world’s biggest crypto and blockchain companies, experts, entrepreneurs and investors—has been held in New York, but in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, everything was moved online.

Bitcoin Has Its Best Start to a Year Since 2012 as Market Banks On Institutional Investors
Bitcoin Has Its Best Start to a Year Since 2012 as Market Banks On Institutional Investors
January 21, 2020

Aside from its breathtaking mountains, world-famous chocolate and wartime neutrality, Switzerland is perhaps best known for its commitment to financial privacy. Banking secrecy became law in 1934, making it a crime for Swiss banks to disclose accountholder information of any kind to third parties.

The Optimist's Guide to Airlines, Crypto Mining and Gold
The Optimist's Guide to Airlines, Crypto Mining and Gold
October 14, 2019

“Travel,” Mahatma Gandhi once said, “is the language of peace.” If that’s the case—and I happen to believe that it is—then I’m extremely bullish about the future, especially with respect to U.S.-China relations.

How Bank Closures Could Be Giving Rise to Digital Currencies
How Bank Closures Could Be Giving Rise to Digital Currencies
July 24, 2019

There may come a time, sooner than you think, when the world economy simply cannot operate to its full potential without bitcoin, Facebook’s proposed Libra or some other large-scale digital currency.

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