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The World Responds to Its New Threat: A Virus

March 23, 2020

Stock markets and economies around the world have been whipsawed by a new threat: the pandemic of the coronavirus spread. As a result, stocks are incredibly oversold – more oversold, even, than they were during the 2008 crisis. The U.S. Global Sentiment Indicator, which tracks a variety of asset classes, fell to an all-time low on March 18 and is flashing a screaming buy signal. Before markets eventually recover, Frank Holmes says now is a historic buying opportunity that doesn’t come but once a decade.

Frank also shared a positive message for investors: “Have some patience, look for opportunities and wishing everyone safety from this horrible virus.”

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Standard deviation is a measure of the dispersion of a set of data from its mean. The more spread apart the data, the higher the deviation. Standard deviation is also known as historical volatility.

The U.S. Global Sentiment Indicator tracks 126 commodities, indices, sectors, currencies and international markets to help monitor volatility and cash flow levels. A reading above 80 percent indicates overbought territory, and a reading below 20 percent indicates oversold territory.

The S&P 500 Stock Index is a widely recognized capitalization-weighted index of 500 common stock prices in U.S. companies.

Net Asset Value
as of 04/02/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $3.03 0.08 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $7.22 0.27 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $2.30 0.09 China Region Fund USCOX $7.80 0.21 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $4.92 0.15 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $18.97 0.39 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $12.42 0.19 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.19 -0.01 U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change