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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. The PMI posted 49.8, down from 50.4 a month earlier. As a reminder, anything above 50.0 indicates expansion; anything below, contraction.

DOUBLE WHAMMY: Fed Policy and the U.S.-China Trade War
DOUBLE WHAMMY: Fed Policy and the U.S.-China Trade War
May 28, 2019

Markets were decisively in “risk-off” mode last week. Following weak manufacturing news last Thursday, the yield on the 10-year Treasury sunk to its lowest level since October 2017. The spread between the 10-year yield and three-month yield, in fact, inverted once again, with the shorter-term bond yield higher by 6 basis points.

How to Limit Your Exposure to the U.S.-China Trade War
How to Limit Your Exposure to the U.S.-China Trade War
May 9, 2019

The U.S. economy is growing at one of the fastest rates in the developed world right now, and unemployment hit a nearly 50-year low of 3.6 percent in April. Under normal circumstances, this should boost demand for domestic equities. Some investors, however, are hesitant to participate due to escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China, among other factors.

What You Need to Know About Indonesia Ahead of Next Week's Election
What You Need to Know About Indonesia Ahead of Next Week's Election
April 9, 2019

On Wednesday of next week, the world’s largest presidential election will be held. Voters in Indonesia will go to the polls to decide whether to give incumbent president Joko Widodo another five years, or elect former general Prabowo Subianto.

Will 2019 Be the Year of King Copper?
Will 2019 Be the Year of King Copper?
February 19, 2019

Because of its wide availability and exceptional conductivity...

Will the China Bulls Turn Out for the Year of the Pig?
Will the China Bulls Turn Out for the Year of the Pig?
February 5, 2019

Happy Year of the Pig! This week marks the start of China’s Spring Festival...

Freezing Temperatures Could Heat Up Natural Gas Prices
Freezing Temperatures Could Heat Up Natural Gas Prices
November 19, 2018

Here in San Antonio, the temperature hit a bone-chilling low of 27 degrees...

India's Booming Economy Expected to Firm Up Gold Demand
India's Booming Economy Expected to Firm Up Gold Demand
November 7, 2018

The five-day festival known as Diwali—literally, “a row of lights”—begins today...

Two Big Reasons Why I Believe China Looks Attractive Right Now
Two Big Reasons Why I Believe China Looks Attractive Right Now
September 25, 2018

Emerging markets continue to decouple from the U.S. market...

China's Belt and Road Initiative Opens Up Unprecedented Opportunities
China's Belt and Road Initiative Opens Up Unprecedented Opportunities
September 4, 2018

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A tale of two world...

Net Asset Value
as of 06/25/2019

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.58 -0.03 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $7.98 -0.10 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $2.84 -0.04 China Region Fund USCOX $8.55 -0.08 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.08 -0.04 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.23 -0.23 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $16.60 -0.14 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.22 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change