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5 Reasons Why Short-Term Municipal Bonds Make Sense Now
5 Reasons Why Short-Term Municipal Bonds Make Sense Now
September 29, 2014

Last week Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen insisted that record-low interest rates will stay as they are for a “considerable time.” So what does that...

China Defies Analysts’ Predictions with an Encouraging PMI
China Defies Analysts’ Predictions with an Encouraging PMI
September 24, 2014

The forecast called for overcast skies and instead we got sunshine. HSBC announced Tuesday that the preliminary purchasing managers’ index (PMI)...

Stocks Rally Following Janet Yellen’s Conference and Scotland’s Historic Referendum
Stocks Rally Following Janet Yellen’s Conference and Scotland’s Historic Referendum
September 22, 2014

Interest rates can’t stay zero forever, but for now it’s more of the same. The Federal Reserve’s bond-buying program...

The Sand Demand: Finding Opportunities Beyond Direct Shale Plays
The Sand Demand: Finding Opportunities Beyond Direct Shale Plays
September 17, 2014

Total U.S. crude oil production averaged an estimated 8.6 million barrels per day in August, the highest monthly production since July 1986...

Managing Expectations: Anticipate Before You Participate in the Market
Managing Expectations: Anticipate Before You Participate in the Market
September 16, 2014

“Although the world looks messy and chaotic, if you translate it into the world of numbers and shapes, patterns emerge and you start to understand why things are the way they are...

Patiently Waiting for Mean Reversion
Patiently Waiting for Mean Reversion
September 15, 2014

So far this year, small-cap growth stocks have surprisingly been lackluster. After 2013, when it gained a scorching 38.8 percent, the Russell 2000 has delivered a tepid 0.62 percent...

U.S. ISM Manufacturing Index Heats up While China PMI Cools
U.S. ISM Manufacturing Index Heats up While China PMI Cools
September 10, 2014

You can always count on the United States of America to help boost global manufacturing growth. In its monthly...

Strong U.S. Dollar Weakens Gold Prices this September
Strong U.S. Dollar Weakens Gold Prices this September
September 9, 2014

Last week I wrote about the historic correlation between the month of September and the strength of gold. Now it appears that this September might be shaping up...

The New Challenges of Price Discovery
The New Challenges of Price Discovery
September 8, 2014

As investment managers, one of our most important fiduciary responsibilities is buying and selling stocks for the best possible price and execution. We do this by using the statistical...

Remember, Remember, Gold in September
Remember, Remember, Gold in September
September 4, 2014

In American poet W. S. Merwin’s poem “To the Light of September,” the speaker calls the ninth month “still summer,” yet with a “glint of bronze in the chill...

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