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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.

How Battery Metals Have Helped Us Outperform During the Slump in Gold Price
How Battery Metals Have Helped Us Outperform During the Slump in Gold Price
March 4, 2021

Gold hasn’t been getting much love from investors lately due to rising bond yields, and bullion-backed gold mutual funds and ETFs have seen significant outflows so far this year through the end of February.

Inflation Is Coming for Your Wealth. Here's What Investors Can Do About It
Inflation Is Coming for Your Wealth. Here's What Investors Can Do About It
February 25, 2021

Inflation is back on investors' minds lately, and some may  be wondering how to position their portfolios to confront this potential new  scourge. 

Asian Stocks Have Momentum in The Year of the Ox
Asian Stocks Have Momentum in The Year of the Ox
February 17, 2021

In pre-pandemic years, the Lunar New Year has been an opportunity for individuals and families to travel and visit loved ones. Millions of Chinese people took as many as 3 billion trips in early 2019, representing the largest annual human migration in history.

Precious Metals Outlook 2021: Renewable Energy Will Be a Key Driver
Precious Metals Outlook 2021: Renewable Energy Will Be a Key Driver
January 27, 2021

2020 marked the fifth straight year of positive gains for the yellow metal. In the past 15 years, gold has been up 80% of the time, a remarkable track record.

The Gold Standard Ended 50 Years Ago. Federal Debt Has Only Exploded Since
The Gold Standard Ended 50 Years Ago. Federal Debt Has Only Exploded Since
January 25, 2021

In the years since the end of the gold standard, there’s been a significant lack of discipline in government spending. Today, the federal debt is closing in on an astronomical $28 trillion, which is more than 130% of the size of the U.S. economy.

Silver Was the Top Performing Commodity in 2020. Will Copper Be Next?
Silver Was the Top Performing Commodity in 2020. Will Copper Be Next?
January 11, 2021

Precious metals did well overall. Silver stood as the top performing commodity, up nearly 48%, its best year since 2010, when it rose over 80%.

Gold and Precious Metals in the Spotlight: 2020 Recap
Gold and Precious Metals in the Spotlight: 2020 Recap
January 7, 2021

Gold increased more than 25% in 2020, its best year in a decade.

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.

Election Day Jitters? Put Your Trust in Gold
Election Day Jitters? Put Your Trust in Gold
November 2, 2020

Want to hear something really scary? Inflation, the scourge of the modern economy, may be running much faster than we’re led to believe.

Are Commodities Setting Up for a 2021 Bull Market?
Are Commodities Setting Up for a 2021 Bull Market?
October 26, 2020

Goldman Sachs forecasts a potential commodities rally in 2021. Analysts see the price of gold averaging $2,300 an ounce, while silver is projected to average $30 an ounce.

Net Asset Value
as of 03/05/2021

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $6.17 0.06 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $11.54 0.11 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $4.70 No Change China Region Fund USCOX $10.05 0.12 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $6.27 0.08 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.65 No Change Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $20.19 0.05 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.24 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change