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The Power of Scarcity
The Power of Scarcity
September 3, 2019

There are a number of lessons investors can learn from the sensation that is the Popeyes chicken sandwich. One of those lessons is that people often put a premium on scarcity.

Gold Stocks Have Shimmered With Gold's Rally
Gold Stocks Have Shimmered With Gold's Rally
August 30, 2019

There are a number of ways to play the gold rally, including physical bullion, gold stocks and funds that invest in related securities. Is it too late to get in? Not with gold mining stocks.

Are All Your Ducks in a Row? Positioning Your Portfolio for the Market's Next Move
Are All Your Ducks in a Row? Positioning Your Portfolio for the Market's Next Move
August 26, 2019

If you’ve paid any kind of attention to recent market headlines, you’ve surely seen the term “recession” among the most prominent topics in your newsfeed. This shouldn’t come as a shock, either––the global growth picture isn’t as rosy as it could be.

How Will Airports Keep Up With Travel Demand?
How Will Airports Keep Up With Travel Demand?
August 21, 2019

More than 2.7 million travelers on 44,000 flights travel across the United States each day – a figure that has increased every year since 2008. How have carriers and airports kept up with passenger demand?

Protect Your Wealth Against the Law of Unintended Consequences
Protect Your Wealth Against the Law of Unintended Consequences
August 19, 2019

The United States is the strongest, most prosperous country on the planet. But the nation is not immune to the unintended consequences of well-intentioned policies.

"No Longer Just a Science Project": David Fessler on Renewable Energy and EVs
"No Longer Just a Science Project": David Fessler on Renewable Energy and EVs
August 14, 2019

David Fessler retired from semiconductor vendor LTX Corporation at the age of 47. It was right around the time of the dotcom bubble, and within the course of 18 months, LTX stock had shot up from just under a dollar to around $54 a share.

With Yields Sinking Everywhere, Gold Just Hit New All-Time Highs...
With Yields Sinking Everywhere, Gold Just Hit New All-Time Highs...
August 12, 2019

“It is no longer absurd to think that the nominal yield on U.S. Treasury securities could go negative,” Joachim Fels, PIMCO’s global economic advisor, warned investors last week. 

It's an All-Out Currency War! What Are Your Next Moves?
It's an All-Out Currency War! What Are Your Next Moves?
August 6, 2019

“A currency war, fought by one country through competitive devaluations of its currency against others, is one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics.”

Rate Cuts, Trade Wars and Gold: 5 Things Every Investor Should Know Right Now
Rate Cuts, Trade Wars and Gold: 5 Things Every Investor Should Know Right Now
August 5, 2019

Say what you will about last past week, it certainly wasn’t dull. The Federal Reserve, seemingly capitulating to President Donald Trump and Wall Street, became just the latest central bank to cut interest rates.

Get Ready for a Weaker U.S. Dollar... And Stronger Gold
Get Ready for a Weaker U.S. Dollar... And Stronger Gold
July 31, 2019

Unemployment in the U.S. is at a half-century low and the S&P 500 is trading at near-record highs. Nevertheless, the Federal Reserve today trimmed interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis on stalled manufacturing growth and an anticipated world economic slowdown.

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