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It's Time We Talked About Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)
It's Time We Talked About Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)
July 1, 2019

Fans of the improvisational comedy program Whose Line Is It Anyway? may recall host Drew Carey describing it as “the show where everything’s made up and the points don’t matter.”

Top 10 Gold Producing Countries
Top 10 Gold Producing Countries
June 26, 2019

Gold is one of the rarest elements in the world, making up roughly 0.003 parts per million of the earth’s crust. But how much gold is the world digging up each year and what countries produce the most?

How to Get Access to Small-Cap Gold Mining Stocks
How to Get Access to Small-Cap Gold Mining Stocks
June 25, 2019

With the price of gold trading above $1,430 an ounce as of June 25, now might be a good time for generalist investors to consider getting exposure to the yellow metal. Many investors have done just that.

Gold Gets a Boost of Rocket Fuel From Negative Bond Yields. What's Next for the Yellow Metal?
Gold Gets a Boost of Rocket Fuel From Negative Bond Yields. What's Next for the Yellow Metal?
June 24, 2019

After breaking out of a five-year trading range, the price of gold surged above $1,400 an ounce for the first time since 2013 on expectations of a U.S. rate cut.

Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Is the Future of Fintech
Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Is the Future of Fintech
June 19, 2019

From its humble beginnings as a platform to stalk your high school girlfriend, the social media giant has evolved to become one of the world’s largest and most influential advertisers, news aggregators and data gatherers.

Billionaire Investor: "Gold Has Everything Going For It"
Billionaire Investor: "Gold Has Everything Going For It"
June 17, 2019

Last week gold managed to eke out its fourth straight week of positive gains. The price of the yellow metal broke above $1,350 an ounce, while gold miners, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, tested their 52-week high.

What a U.S. Rate Cut Could Mean for Gold Prices
What a U.S. Rate Cut Could Mean for Gold Prices
June 11, 2019

Stocks surged last Friday following a U.S. jobs report that, to put it mildly, fell far below expectations. At first this might seem counterintuitive. Shouldn’t signs of a slowing economy act as a wet blanket on Wall Street?

Put Your Trust in Gold
Put Your Trust in Gold
June 10, 2019

Americans’ trust in institutions, from the federal government to banks to the news media, has been deteriorating for decades. Sixty years ago, three-quarters of Americans expressed faith in the government to do the right thing “most of the time” or “just about always.”

Global Manufacturers Just Shrank for the First Time in Seven Years
Global Manufacturers Just Shrank for the First Time in Seven Years
June 4, 2019

Perhaps surprising no one, global manufacturers are now in contraction mode for the first time since 2012. That’s according to the most recent reading of the sector’s health, the purchasing manager’s index (PMI), which headed lower for a record 13th straight month in May.

Will Trump Be a One-Term President Because of Mexican Tariffs?
Will Trump Be a One-Term President Because of Mexican Tariffs?
June 3, 2019

“Tariff Man” strikes again. In a surprise tweet last Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that, beginning June 10, the U.S. would impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico “until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP.” The tariff is scheduled to rise incrementally to a hefty 25 percent through October.

Net Asset Value
as of 04/02/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $3.03 0.08 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $7.22 0.27 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $2.30 0.09 China Region Fund USCOX $7.80 0.21 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $4.92 0.15 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $18.97 0.39 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $12.42 0.19 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.19 -0.01 U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change