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Can the TPP Save the Global Economy?
Can the TPP Save the Global Economy?
May 31, 2016

Last week, President Barack Obama was in Vietnam and Japan drumming up additional support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and meanwhile I was in the U.K...

Silver Wheaton: The Ultimate Streaming Service
Silver Wheaton: The Ultimate Streaming Service
May 2, 2016

“There’s a healthy appetite for streams right now.” That’s according to Randy Smallwood, CEO of Silver Wheaton, who stopped by our office last week...

China: Still the World’s Number One Heavy Metal Rock Star
China: Still the World’s Number One Heavy Metal Rock Star
April 26, 2016

I want to begin with a quote from a recent Cornerstone Macro report that succinctly summarizes the research firm’s view on growth prospects in emerging...

If You’re Not Following this Energy Trend, You’re Being Left in the Dust
If You’re Not Following this Energy Trend, You’re Being Left in the Dust
April 18, 2016

Last week our office was visited by my friend, investor and author Gianni Kovacevic, who is at the halfway point of a cross-country book tour to promote...

Rising Global Taxes and Regulations (Indirect Taxation) Are Chipping Away at the Benefits of Low Interest Money
Rising Global Taxes and Regulations (Indirect Taxation) Are Chipping Away at the Benefits of Low Interest Money
March 21, 2016

During a trip to New York last week I was able to talk gold and commodities...

Did Oil Prices Just Find a Bottom?
Did Oil Prices Just Find a Bottom?
March 14, 2016

As the Middle East’s main business hub, Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and home to the world’s tallest manmade structure...

Monopoly Is Going Cashless. Could We Be Next?
Monopoly Is Going Cashless. Could We Be Next?
February 22, 2016

Nearly everyone can recall playing Monopoly as a child, and for many, the game served as their first exposure to handling different denominations of cash. It was exhilarating to have someone land on your Park Place property

Comparisons to 2008 Spark Gold’s Fear Trade
Comparisons to 2008 Spark Gold’s Fear Trade
January 25, 2016

Plunging oil prices, rising market volatility, surging global debt—it’s all beginning to remind some investors of 2008. Earlier this month...

How Airlines Are Spending Their Record Profits
How Airlines Are Spending Their Record Profits
January 21, 2016

How did you spend your $700? That’s how much the average American driver saved at the pump in 2015, according to a report from J.P. Morgan Chase...

One Weird Trick to Forecast Commodity Trends
One Weird Trick to Forecast Commodity Trends
January 19, 2016

If you want to know about the past, a good place to start is by looking at GDP. It tells you the dollar value of a country or region’s goods and services over a specific time period.

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