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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.

In a Flash, China Looks Strong
In a Flash, China Looks Strong
May 27, 2014

If you want to know where the world economy is headed, there is one number that I believe investors should focus on: the HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) ...

Which Resource Areas Show Signs of Strength?
Which Resource Areas Show Signs of Strength?
May 19, 2014

Global synchronized growth, as measured by the Global Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), remained stable or positive for the past 12 months until Japan ...

New Opportunities for an Ancient Culture
New Opportunities for an Ancient Culture
May 16, 2014

The latest edition of our Shareholder Report features a striking scene on the front cover—a traditional Chinese junk boat floating calmly down ...

The Good, the Bad and the Opportunity
The Good, the Bad and the Opportunity
May 12, 2014

The press is demanding the attention of investors more than ever. Whether it was the recent jobs report or last week’s ...

The Top Five Government Policies I’m Watching This Week
The Top Five Government Policies I’m Watching This Week
May 6, 2014

Every morning when I meet with the investment team, we review the news of the previous day, the movements of the markets around the world ...

Albania’s Fertile Grounds for Oil Opportunities
Albania’s Fertile Grounds for Oil Opportunities
May 5, 2014

Texas is oil country. The state I now call home leads the nation in oil production and would be one of the top oil-producing nations if it were its own country.

Frank Talk Turns Seven!
Frank Talk Turns Seven!
April 29, 2014

It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven years since I published my very first Frank Talk post! This blog has come a long way since its early years ...

China Holds the Keys to the Gold Market
China Holds the Keys to the Gold Market
April 28, 2014

Last year China’s private-sector demand for gold reached a record level of 1,132 tonnes, and according to the World Gold Council (WGC) ...

Why Energy is Catching the Market’s Eye
Why Energy is Catching the Market’s Eye
April 21, 2014

Over the last month the energy sector has outperformed the market, and as you can see in the chart below, has done so by 6.5 percent...

Tick, Tock, Tax Time
Tick, Tock, Tax Time
April 15, 2014

In 2014, Americans will pay $3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.5 trillion in state taxes. Believe it or not, according to the Tax Foundation, that means more of your income is being spent ...

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