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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.

Some Are Betting on Red, Some on Blue. I'm Betting on Gold
Some Are Betting on Red, Some on Blue. I'm Betting on Gold
October 12, 2020

I believe there’s additional upside potential for gold—no matter who wins the election. In about 20 days, millions of Americans will be betting on “red,” millions of others on “blue.” I’ll be betting on gold.

Keep Calm and Stay Long: This Gold Price Correction Is Normal and Healthy
Keep Calm and Stay Long: This Gold Price Correction Is Normal and Healthy
September 28, 2020

The price of bullion closed below $1,900 an ounce and is now down about 10 percent from its high of $2,075, putting it in correction territory.

Top 10 Gold Producing Countries
Top 10 Gold Producing Countries
September 23, 2020

In 2019, global gold mine production was a reported 3,463.7 tonnes – down one percent from the year prior – and the first year-over-year decline in output since 2008. 

Got Gold? Bottom-Barrel Rates to Last for Years to Come
Got Gold? Bottom-Barrel Rates to Last for Years to Come
September 17, 2020

Gold has thrived in the low-rate environment, hitting an all-time high of $2,070 an ounce in early August.

Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
August 25, 2020

Beginning in 2010, central banks around the world  turned from being net sellers of gold to net buyers of gold. In 2019, official  sector activity declined 1 percent from the year prior, with central banks  adding 650.3 tonnes.

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