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Is Headline CPI Inflation "Fake News"?
Is Headline CPI Inflation "Fake News"?
August 31, 2020

The Federal Reserve just tweaked how it thinks about inflation, and this could have a huge impact on gold and gold mining stocks.

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.

Wisdom of Crowds Says Better Days Are Ahead
Wisdom of Crowds Says Better Days Are Ahead
August 24, 2020

If you woke up this morning from an eight-month coma and happened to glance through the business section of the newspaper, you’d be forgiven for being unaware of any economic slowdown.

And Just Like That, Buffett Likes Gold
And Just Like That, Buffett Likes Gold
August 20, 2020

Berkshire unexpectedly announced that, as of the end of the second quarter, it held a $565 million position in Barrick Gold, the world’s second largest producer of the metal.

A Gold Correction Was Expected After Nine Straight Weeks of Gains
A Gold Correction Was Expected After Nine Straight Weeks of Gains
August 17, 2020

The price of gold had its first down week since early June. Bullion was overbought and a short-term correction was expected.

Markets Have Outperformed When a President Seeks Reelection
Markets Have Outperformed When a President Seeks Reelection
August 12, 2020

By now you’ve all heard the news. Joe Biden, the Democrats’ presumptive nominee for president, has selected as his running mate Kamala Harris, junior senator from California and the state’s former attorney general.

Airlines and Gold Cruising on Renewed Investor Confidence
Airlines and Gold Cruising on Renewed Investor Confidence
August 10, 2020

Airlines aren’t the only industry that had a positive week. Spot gold rose 3 percent after crossing above $2,000 an ounce for the first time ever last Tuesday.

The Contrarian Investment Case for Russian Stocks
The Contrarian Investment Case for Russian Stocks
August 6, 2020

Russian stocks, as measured by the MOEX Russia Index, turned positive for the year on August 4 after plunging 30 percent due to the pandemic.

Ivanhoe Mines and Franco-Nevada Look Favorable Ahead of Earnings
Ivanhoe Mines and Franco-Nevada Look Favorable Ahead of Earnings
August 3, 2020

It’s earnings season, and as of Friday, profits for S&P 500 companies were down roughly 34 percent compared to the same time a year earlier, with 62 percent of companies reporting.

Is the Gold Rally Overdone? Here's What History Says May Come Next
Is the Gold Rally Overdone? Here's What History Says May Come Next
July 29, 2020

As you’re probably aware by now, spot gold is trading at an all-time high in nominal terms, having recently hit $1,977 an ounce. Futures touched $2,000 for the first time ever.

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