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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.

Why Bad News Is Good News in Europe—7 Charts Showing What You Really Need to Know
Why Bad News Is Good News in Europe—7 Charts Showing What You Really Need to Know
February 23, 2015

There’s little denying that the U.S. economy is on the upswing since the recession. Manufacturing is strong, jobless claims are falling and wages are rising...

Mind-Blowing: China Consumes More Gold Than the World Produces
Mind-Blowing: China Consumes More Gold Than the World Produces
February 19, 2015

Welcome to the year 4713. Or, if you prefer, the Year of the Ram.The Chinese New Year, which kicks off today, is the largest and most widespread...

Africa Could Mine Its Way to Prosperity if It Addressed Instability
Africa Could Mine Its Way to Prosperity if It Addressed Instability
February 17, 2015

Last week I attended the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, as both a presenter and a student seeking opportunities...

Global Airline Stocks Soaring, and Not Just Because of Low Oil Prices
Global Airline Stocks Soaring, and Not Just Because of Low Oil Prices
February 12, 2015

The airline industry is notoriously competitive. There’s even an old joke: If you want to make a million dollars in the airline business, you need to start with two million...

China Just Crossed a Landmark Threshold
China Just Crossed a Landmark Threshold
February 9, 2015

Back in July 2013, the think tank Heritage Foundation predicted that China’s outbound investment “could very well exceed...

Building a Slam-Dunk Portfolio with Municipal Bonds
Building a Slam-Dunk Portfolio with Municipal Bonds
February 6, 2015

What do Johnny Unitas, Scottie Pippen and Mike Tyson all have in common? If you said they’re former professional athletes, you win a door prize. The answer I was looking...

Currency Wars Heat up as Central Banks Race to Cut Rates
Currency Wars Heat up as Central Banks Race to Cut Rates
February 2, 2015

The Chinese Year of the Ram will kick off at the end of this month, but for now it looks as if 2015 will be the Year of the Central Banks...

7 Things about Saudi Arabia You Need to Know
7 Things about Saudi Arabia You Need to Know
January 29, 2015

A week ago we learned that the king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, passed away at the age of 90...

There’s More to the Gold Rally Than European Market Fears
There’s More to the Gold Rally Than European Market Fears
January 27, 2015

Gold was down 1.72 percent at the end of 2014, but things are looking up for the yellow metal. Last week I returned from presenting at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference...

Palladium Was the Winner in 2014
Palladium Was the Winner in 2014
January 20, 2015

Near the beginning of every year, we update and publish what can safely be called our most popular piece: the Periodic Table of Commodities Returns...

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