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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.

Rare Earth Metals Get the Presidential Treatment
Rare Earth Metals Get the Presidential Treatment
October 7, 2020

President Trump has declared rare earth metals a national emergency and asks that the U.S develop a “commercially viable” mineral supply chain that does not depend on imports from China or elsewhere.

Keep the Faith: October Can Still Be Strong for Stocks
Keep the Faith: October Can Still Be Strong for Stocks
October 5, 2020

October has historically been the most volatile month for stocks, and so far this month is shaping up to be just as choppy. We choose to remain positive.

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. 

The Urban-to-Suburban Exodus May Be the Biggest in 50 Years
The Urban-to-Suburban Exodus May Be the Biggest in 50 Years
September 21, 2020

In the past three or four months, you may have noticed a plethora of headlines proclaiming the “death” of big U.S. cities such as New York, Chicago and Seattle. To paraphrase Mark Twain, these reports may be greatly exaggerated. 

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.

Ivanhoe Set to Begin Production at World's Second-Largest Copper Project
Ivanhoe Set to Begin Production at World's Second-Largest Copper Project
September 14, 2020

One of  our favorite natural resource companies, Ivanhoe Mines has returned more than 146 percent in the past six months alone as investors anticipate the start of production  at the Kakula Mine.

Helium Is Soaring on Red-Hot Demand, Shrinking Supply
Helium Is Soaring on Red-Hot Demand, Shrinking Supply
September 8, 2020

New large helium deposits are becoming fewer and farther between, even though we’ve only known about the element since 1868, a little over 150 years ago. We’ve only been mining it in earnest since 1915, when the U.S. Army built the first helium extraction plant at the Petrolia Oilfield in North Texas.

Wheels Up! Airlines and Travel Stocks Have Taken Off on Pent-Up Demand
Wheels Up! Airlines and Travel Stocks Have Taken Off on Pent-Up Demand
September 2, 2020

Travel stocks—including airlines, cruise lines and hotels—were among the best performing equities during the month as new daily COVID-19 cases have declined in the U.S. from their mid-July highs.

Net Asset Value
as of 12/02/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $5.53 No Change Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $13.18 0.06 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $4.98 0.01 China Region Fund USCOX $9.47 -0.06 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $6.12 0.09 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.63 -0.14 Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $19.66 -0.04 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.25 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change