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Please note: The Frank Talk articles listed below contain historical material. The data provided was current at the time of publication. For current information regarding any of the funds mentioned in these presentations, please visit the appropriate fund performance page.

Looking for Buying Opportunities After the Historical Selloff
Looking for Buying Opportunities After the Historical Selloff
March 2, 2020

As I write this, the market is officially in correction territory, with the S&P 500 off 14.5 percent from its all-time close on February 19. It took only six days, in fact, for the S&P to fall 10 percent from its high into a correction­­—a new record, according to data from Deutsche Bank Global Research.

Gold Set to Test $1,700 Resistance as U.S. Yields Fall to Record Lows
Gold Set to Test $1,700 Resistance as U.S. Yields Fall to Record Lows
February 26, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I never thought I’d see the day when the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond dipped below 2 percent, let alone 1.8 percent.

Investors Are Piling Into Safe Havens on Coronavirus Fears
Investors Are Piling Into Safe Havens on Coronavirus Fears
February 24, 2020

U.S. factories rebounded strongly in February, suggesting the manufacturing recession may finally be behind us after the industry contracted for six straight months. 

Why We're Pivoting Into Renewable Energy
Why We're Pivoting Into Renewable Energy
February 20, 2020

Bernard Looney, BP’s new chief executive, wants to cut his company’s greenhouse gas emissions down to zero by 2050. To do that, the world’s sixth-largest energy company is committing itself to massive investment in renewable energy, including wind, solar and biofuels.

Where to Get Income in a Low-Yield World
Where to Get Income in a Low-Yield World
February 18, 2020

So far in 2020, the yield on the 10-year Treasury has averaged an anemic 0.01 percent when adjusted for inflation. Since the end of January, it’s actually dipped below 0 percent, trading as low as negative 0.14 percent on January 31.

Gold Projected to Beat the Market in 2020: CLSA
Gold Projected to Beat the Market in 2020: CLSA
February 10, 2020

Gold will outperform the S&P 500 Index in 2020. That’s one of several projections made by CLSA in its just-released “Global Surprises 2020” report.

Putting the Coronavirus in Perspective: Hong Kong and Chinese Stocks
Putting the Coronavirus in Perspective: Hong Kong and Chinese Stocks
February 6, 2020

The number of confirmed infections of the coronavirus in mainland China crossed above 24,000 on February 5, having already surpassed the total number of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) cases from 2003

Nontraditional Funds Took the Stage at World's Biggest ETF Conference
Nontraditional Funds Took the Stage at World's Biggest ETF Conference
February 3, 2020

Even bigger changes could be headed our way, if some of the discussions at this year’s Inside ETFs are any indication. Two topics seemed to dominate the conference: the rise of ESG investing, and the emergence of so-called “nontransparent” ETFs.

Explore the World's 10 Busiest Airports
Explore the World's 10 Busiest Airports
January 29, 2020

Although air travel isn’t off to a great start this year, largely due to airlines cancelling flights on fears of the coronavirus spreading further outside China, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts 2020 to be strong in terms of travel demand.

New Beginnings With the Year of the Rat
New Beginnings With the Year of the Rat
January 27, 2020

Before the coronavirus struck, 3 billion trips were estimated to take place during the 16-day Chinese New Year celebration, while some 79 million passengers were expected to take flights.

Net Asset Value
as of 09/18/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.99 -0.01 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $14.39 -0.17 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $5.58 0.02 China Region Fund USCOX $9.46 0.08 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $5.66 -0.06 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $23.51 -0.26 Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $17.03 -0.19 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.25 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change