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Don't Blame the Pandemic for the $277 Trillion Debt Pile
Don't Blame the Pandemic for the $277 Trillion Debt Pile
November 23, 2020

How do you even  begin to visualize $277 trillion?

Pfizer and Moderna Give Investors a Shot of Hope
Pfizer and Moderna Give Investors a Shot of Hope
November 16, 2020

America, and the world, received another huge shot of hope this week. Biotech firm Moderna announced today that its coronavirus vaccine is 94.5% effective at preventing COVID-19. 

The "End of the Beginning" of the Economic Recovery
The "End of the Beginning" of the Economic Recovery
October 19, 2020

“Resilience” was last week’s theme as better-than-expected market data came to light. Earnings season has begun, and so far reports have proven the doomsayers wrong. Even industries that have been hardest hit by the economic downturn, including air travel, are expressing optimism that we’re at the “end of the beginning” in terms of recovering from the worst health crisis in 100 years.

Keep the Faith: October Can Still Be Strong for Stocks
Keep the Faith: October Can Still Be Strong for Stocks
October 5, 2020

October has historically been the most volatile month for stocks, and so far this month is shaping up to be just as choppy. We choose to remain positive.

Is Headline CPI Inflation "Fake News"?
Is Headline CPI Inflation "Fake News"?
August 31, 2020

The Federal Reserve just tweaked how it thinks about inflation, and this could have a huge impact on gold and gold mining stocks.

Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
August 25, 2020

Beginning in 2010, central banks around the world  turned from being net sellers of gold to net buyers of gold. In 2019, official  sector activity declined 1 percent from the year prior, with central banks  adding 650.3 tonnes.

Wisdom of Crowds Says Better Days Are Ahead
Wisdom of Crowds Says Better Days Are Ahead
August 24, 2020

If you woke up this morning from an eight-month coma and happened to glance through the business section of the newspaper, you’d be forgiven for being unaware of any economic slowdown.

How Robinhood Investors Beat Buffett at His Own Game
How Robinhood Investors Beat Buffett at His Own Game
July 20, 2020

If you’ve listened in to some of my interviews or online presentations since the start of the pandemic, you may have heard me discuss Robinhood, the no-commission trading app favored by millennials. According to the company, the median age of users is 31. Many are first-time investors.

Precious Metals Were the Winners in H1 2020... And It Wasn't Even Close
Precious Metals Were the Winners in H1 2020... And It Wasn't Even Close
July 13, 2020

Every year around this time, we check in with raw materials for our popular commodities halftime report. This year, it wasn’t even a competition.

American Exceptionalism Is Real
American Exceptionalism Is Real
July 6, 2020

Nearly 120 years ago, an American engineer named Willis Carrier invented the very first electrical air conditioner. The device was such a hit that he founded the Carrier Corporation in 1915 to meet demand, making it the world’s first HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) company.

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