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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.

Why It Pays to Invest in Emerging Market Dividend-Payers
Why It Pays to Invest in Emerging Market Dividend-Payers
June 4, 2013
An unexpected change of heart happened in May that you might not have heard about. After years of resisting any path other than its rigorous course, Germany announced it is...
Making Investment Grade Is Only the Beginning for Turkey
Making Investment Grade Is Only the Beginning for Turkey
May 21, 2013
It’s been a few months since I was in Istanbul and wrote about Turkey’s exciting cultural and economic transformation, and the country is still making headlines. The Emerging Europe
A Taxing Situation in Europe
A Taxing Situation in Europe
March 15, 2013
A few months ago, I talked about how a financial transactions tax can have significant unintended consequences. Using Hungary as an example, I said that when the government implemented a...
A New Chapter for Turkey?
A New Chapter for Turkey?
March 5, 2013

In 2012, Turkey was the best performer among the emerging markets we track on our Periodic Table showing a decade of returns. All developing countries rose last year, but stocks in Turkey climbed an astounding 56 percent

Out With the Dragon, In With the Snake
Out With the Dragon, In With the Snake
February 11, 2013
During this Chinese New Year, more than a billion people will be welcoming in the Year of the Black Water Snake, celebrating with family and friends all week long. The...
How to Discover the Top Dogs in Emerging Markets
How to Discover the Top Dogs in Emerging Markets
January 18, 2013

Four decades ago, the “Dogs of the Dow” strategy was born. It’s a simple concept where investors hold the ten highest dividend-yielding companies of the Dow Jones Industrial

Small-Caps Pack Big Punch in Emerging Markets
Small-Caps Pack Big Punch in Emerging Markets
November 28, 2012
In October, the International Monetary Fund painted a gloomier picture for global investors, as it projected slower growth due to slumping world trade and uncertainty in the West. Despite the...
5 Amazing Global Consumer Trends
5 Amazing Global Consumer Trends
November 26, 2012
Last weekend marks the official start of the holiday shopping season in the U.S., so for the next month, consumers will be enticed with daily deals on the latest fads...
Rediscovering the Golden Beauty of Myanmar
Rediscovering the Golden Beauty of Myanmar
November 15, 2012

The Shwedagon Pagoda is believed to be the world’s oldest pagoda and the holiest Buddhist shrine in Myanmar. Coated with gold and decorated with more than 4,500 diamonds, the temple...

The Case for Emerging Europe
The Case for Emerging Europe
September 4, 2012
If history had turned out differently, the USSR would’ve taken home the most Olympic medals this year, as the total awarded to athletes from the area was 163, according to...

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