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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.

Seeking Free Cash Flow? Gold and Precious Metal Miners Have Got You Covered
Seeking Free Cash Flow? Gold and Precious Metal Miners Have Got You Covered
April 27, 2020

Physical gold continued to catch a bid last week, trading above $1,760 an ounce, on a host of head-spinning economic news, from millions more Americans filing jobless claims to record money-printing to negative oil prices. 

Gold Sparkles as "The Great Lockdown" Hammers the Global Economy
Gold Sparkles as "The Great Lockdown" Hammers the Global Economy
April 14, 2020

Gold and gold stocks are among the highest performing assets of 2020 so far as investors seek a haven amid the coronavirus-fueled rout, and as central banks and governments around the world roll out unprecedented monetary and fiscal measures in an effort to mitigate the economic impact of the “Great Lockdown.”

Looking for Buying Opportunities After the Historical Selloff
Looking for Buying Opportunities After the Historical Selloff
March 2, 2020

As I write this, the market is officially in correction territory, with the S&P 500 off 14.5 percent from its all-time close on February 19. It took only six days, in fact, for the S&P to fall 10 percent from its high into a correction­­—a new record, according to data from Deutsche Bank Global Research.

Gold Set to Test $1,700 Resistance as U.S. Yields Fall to Record Lows
Gold Set to Test $1,700 Resistance as U.S. Yields Fall to Record Lows
February 26, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I never thought I’d see the day when the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond dipped below 2 percent, let alone 1.8 percent.

Investors Are Piling Into Safe Havens on Coronavirus Fears
Investors Are Piling Into Safe Havens on Coronavirus Fears
February 24, 2020

U.S. factories rebounded strongly in February, suggesting the manufacturing recession may finally be behind us after the industry contracted for six straight months. 

Where to Get Income in a Low-Yield World
Where to Get Income in a Low-Yield World
February 18, 2020

So far in 2020, the yield on the 10-year Treasury has averaged an anemic 0.01 percent when adjusted for inflation. Since the end of January, it’s actually dipped below 0 percent, trading as low as negative 0.14 percent on January 31.

Gold Projected to Beat the Market in 2020: CLSA
Gold Projected to Beat the Market in 2020: CLSA
February 10, 2020

Gold will outperform the S&P 500 Index in 2020. That’s one of several projections made by CLSA in its just-released “Global Surprises 2020” report.

Dollar Weakness Could Be the Catalyst Commodities Are Looking For
Dollar Weakness Could Be the Catalyst Commodities Are Looking For
January 13, 2020

For the third straight year, and for the fourth time in six years, palladium was the top-performing commodity. 

America Remains the Land of Opportunity. For Everything Else, There's Gold
America Remains the Land of Opportunity. For Everything Else, There's Gold
January 6, 2020

In 1967, a woman then known as Svetlana Alliuyeva arrived by plane in New York. Moments after landing, she held a press conference during which she renounced her native Soviet Russia, describing it as “profoundly corrupt.”

Supercharge Your Gold Position With Precious Metal Royalty Companies
Supercharge Your Gold Position With Precious Metal Royalty Companies
December 9, 2019

Gold closed down as much as 1.21 percent Friday on a blowout jobs report that seemed to alleviate investor fears of an impending economic slowdown. The U.S. added as many as 266,000 jobs in November, beating expectations of 180,000, while the unemployment rate ticked down to a 50-year low of 3.5 percent.

Net Asset Value
as of 06/18/2021

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $6.47 -0.08 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $13.18 -0.19 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $5.30 -0.01 China Region Fund USCOX $9.62 -0.05 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $6.66 -0.09 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.65 No Change Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $23.21 -0.27 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.25 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change