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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.

This Mining Company Is Back to Creating Value for Investors
This Mining Company Is Back to Creating Value for Investors
July 8, 2019

I serve as interim CEO and chairman of HIVE Blockchain Technologies, the first publicly-traded company involved in the mining of cryptocurrencies.

Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Is the Future of Fintech
Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Is the Future of Fintech
June 19, 2019

From its humble beginnings as a platform to stalk your high school girlfriend, the social media giant has evolved to become one of the world’s largest and most influential advertisers, news aggregators and data gatherers.

Yes, Gold Is Being Manipulated. But to What Extent?
Yes, Gold Is Being Manipulated. But to What Extent?
May 20, 2019

Last week the European Commission announced that it’s fining five big banks for rigging the international foreign exchange (forex) market. As many as 11 world currencies—including the euro, British pound, Japanese yen, and U.S. dollar—were allegedly manipulated by traders working at Barclays, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Citigroup, JPMorgan and Japan’s MUFG Bank.

Net Asset Value
as of 01/22/2021

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $6.49 -0.03 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $13.11 -0.16 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $5.16 -0.03 China Region Fund USCOX $11.43 0.12 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $6.25 -0.11 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.65 No Change Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $20.68 -0.09 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.25 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change