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October Volatility Got You Spooked? Keep Calm and Don't Jinx Yourself
October Volatility Got You Spooked? Keep Calm and Don't Jinx Yourself
October 8, 2019

For reasons unknown, October has historically been the most volatile month for the stock market—by a goodly margin. Between 1950 and the end of 2017, the S&P 500 Index saw as many as 362 trading days during the month of October in which the market moved up or down more than 1 percent.

Here's Why the Number of Conventional Oil Discoveries Just Hit a 70-Year Low
Here's Why the Number of Conventional Oil Discoveries Just Hit a 70-Year Low
October 7, 2019

An October rate cut appeared back on the table after disappointing economic news was released last week. But Friday’s mostly-positive employment report may have dashed those chances.

70 Years Later, China's Factories Show No Signs of Slowing
70 Years Later, China's Factories Show No Signs of Slowing
October 1, 2019

As the People’s Republic of China (PRC) celebrates its 70th anniversary, manufacturing data shows that factories in the world’s second largest economy improved marginally in September, despite the impact of the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.

Gold: The Unimpeachable Commodity Investment
Gold: The Unimpeachable Commodity Investment
September 30, 2019

History shows that presidential impeachments have had minimal impact on markets. We believe there are bigger risks to consider, including a potential German recession and record global debt.

Pierre Lassonde Says Gold Could Hit $25,000 in 30 Years
Pierre Lassonde Says Gold Could Hit $25,000 in 30 Years
September 23, 2019

“I think gold is in a good place,” Pierre Lassonde, co-founder of Franco-Nevada, said this week at the Denver Gold Forum (DGF). Looking ahead 30 years, Pierre believes the yellow metal could average $12,500 an ounce—and may even hit $25,000!

3 Reasons Why I See Further Upside Potential for Gold Prices
3 Reasons Why I See Further Upside Potential for Gold Prices
September 17, 2019

Gold may be off its 52-week highs, but the precious metal is still up more than 15 percent for the year through September 17. This appears to put gold on a path for its best year since 2010, when it gained just under 30 percent.

Look Which Precious Metal Is Beating Warren Buffett...
Look Which Precious Metal Is Beating Warren Buffett...
September 16, 2019

Way back in January, I showed you that the price of gold had beaten the S&P 500 Index over a number of different time periods, including the month, quarter, year… and even the century (so far!).

Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
September 10, 2019

Beginning in 2010, central banks around the world turned from being net sellers of gold to net buyers of gold. In 2018, official sector activity rose 46 percent to 536 tonnes – the second highest level of demand this century

Global Debt, Trade Deficits and the Psychology of Politicians
Global Debt, Trade Deficits and the Psychology of Politicians
September 9, 2019

For fiscal year 2020, the federal budget deficit is expected to hit a massive $1 trillion—the first time in U.S. history that it will have expanded so rapidly in a time of peace and economic stability.

Chinese Factories Beat Expectations as U.S. Manufacturing Lagged
Chinese Factories Beat Expectations as U.S. Manufacturing Lagged
September 5, 2019

The Chinese manufacturing sector improved in August, with the PMI rising to 50.4 from 49.9 a month earlier. This is not only above consensus but also the strongest month-to-month improvement since March.

Net Asset Value
as of 11/15/2019

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.36 0.03 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $8.70 -0.08 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $2.88 -0.03 China Region Fund USCOX $8.85 0.01 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.45 0.07 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $25.66 0.20 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $16.86 0.15 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.22 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change