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Please note: The Frank Talk articles listed below contain historical material. The data provided was current at the time of publication. For current information regarding any of the funds mentioned in these presentations, please visit the appropriate fund performance page.

New Economic Report Card Shows that the U.S. Still Has the Competitive Edge
New Economic Report Card Shows that the U.S. Still Has the Competitive Edge
October 16, 2014

America’s still got it. That’s according to the latest Global Competitiveness Report, which names the U.S. the third-most competitive nation in the world, our highest ranking since 2008...

How Alibaba Could Capitalize on the EBay-PayPal Split
How Alibaba Could Capitalize on the EBay-PayPal Split
October 7, 2014

Internet auctioneer and retailer eBay announced last week that it will be spinning off its online payment service PayPal into two listed...

600 Million Reasons to Keep Your Eyes on India
600 Million Reasons to Keep Your Eyes on India
October 6, 2014

In the wake of his rock star reception at Madison Square Garden last Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphatically announced...

Managing Expectations: Anticipate Before You Participate in the Market
Managing Expectations: Anticipate Before You Participate in the Market
September 16, 2014

“Although the world looks messy and chaotic, if you translate it into the world of numbers and shapes, patterns emerge and you start to understand why things are the way they are...

U.S. ISM Manufacturing Index Heats up While China PMI Cools
U.S. ISM Manufacturing Index Heats up While China PMI Cools
September 10, 2014

You can always count on the United States of America to help boost global manufacturing growth. In its monthly...

Domestic and Indian Gold Rally Points to a Strong Second Half
Domestic and Indian Gold Rally Points to a Strong Second Half
July 17, 2014

Earlier this week we reported that gold, defying expectations, is one of the best-performing commodities of the year so far. And now we’ve learned that gold bullion imports by India...

Why We Invest Heavily in Poland
Why We Invest Heavily in Poland
July 9, 2014

There’s a reason why Poland retains the number two slot in our Emerging Europe Fund (EUROX), following Turkey. Ever since the fall of communism in 1989...

Can Tesla Motors Strengthen Its Brand by Giving Away Its Patents?
Can Tesla Motors Strengthen Its Brand by Giving Away Its Patents?
June 24, 2014

Innovators and entrepreneurs aren’t normally in the business of sharing their intellectual property. But in his blog published June 12, Musk defends...

South Africa Strike Boosts Platinum Prices, Opens Opportunity for American Producer
South Africa Strike Boosts Platinum Prices, Opens Opportunity for American Producer
June 12, 2014

All eyes are on South Africa, where a labor strike, now in its fifth month, has brought a halt to the production of platinum and palladium.

From Constantinople to Istanbul, Turkey Has Never Been Better
From Constantinople to Istanbul, Turkey Has Never Been Better
June 2, 2014

Every time he travels to Turkey, portfolio manager of our Emerging Europe Fund (EUROX), Tim Steinle, says the country continues ...

Net Asset Value
as of 10/19/2021

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $6.97 0.04 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $12.25 0.05 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $4.70 0.01 China Region Fund USCOX $8.65 0.20 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.45 0.08 Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $24.61 0.04 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.23 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $1.99 No Change