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This Could Be the "Perfect Storm" that Pushes Gold to a New Record High
This Could Be the "Perfect Storm" that Pushes Gold to a New Record High
June 29, 2020

A “perfect storm” of surging government debt levels, plunging real bond yields, rising coronavirus cases and deteriorating economic forecasts pushed the price of gold to an eight-year high last week, and some analysts now project the metal to top its all-time high within the next 12 months.

Are We Heading for a Second Wave of Lockdowns?
Are We Heading for a Second Wave of Lockdowns?
June 22, 2020

California, which now requires mask-wearing outside of the home, had its biggest one-day jump in infections. Arizona, Florida and Texas are also turning into new hotspots.

Record Spending and Money-Printing Puts Markets in Uncharted Waters
Record Spending and Money-Printing Puts Markets in Uncharted Waters
June 18, 2020

Back in March, I predicted that the total U.S. economic response to the COVID-19 crisis would be at least $10 trillion.

Emerging Technologies to Drive Silver Demand
Emerging Technologies to Drive Silver Demand
June 4, 2020

The price of silver soared in May, jumping more than 19  percent on safe haven demand as well as increased expectations of a swift  economic recovery, given its many applications.

You Can't Just Print More Gold
You Can't Just Print More Gold
May 26, 2020

“I think there is a strong likelihood we will need another bill.”

That’s according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who supports additional fiscal stimulus to combat the economic impact of the novel coronavirus—within reason.

Gold Royalty Companies Report a Solid First Quarter on Higher Metal Prices
Gold Royalty Companies Report a Solid First Quarter on Higher Metal Prices
May 11, 2020

U.S. employers cut an unprecedented 20.5 million jobs in April, the most in history, while the unemployment rate rocketed up to 14.7 percent. As of last week, a head-spinning 33.5 million Americans, or one out of every five workers in the U.S. labor force, have lost their jobs as a result of coronavirus lockdown measures.

Seeking Free Cash Flow? Gold and Precious Metal Miners Have Got You Covered
Seeking Free Cash Flow? Gold and Precious Metal Miners Have Got You Covered
April 27, 2020

Physical gold continued to catch a bid last week, trading above $1,760 an ounce, on a host of head-spinning economic news, from millions more Americans filing jobless claims to record money-printing to negative oil prices. 

Gold Sparkles as "The Great Lockdown" Hammers the Global Economy
Gold Sparkles as "The Great Lockdown" Hammers the Global Economy
April 14, 2020

Gold and gold stocks are among the highest performing assets of 2020 so far as investors seek a haven amid the coronavirus-fueled rout, and as central banks and governments around the world roll out unprecedented monetary and fiscal measures in an effort to mitigate the economic impact of the “Great Lockdown.”

Looking for Buying Opportunities After the Historical Selloff
Looking for Buying Opportunities After the Historical Selloff
March 2, 2020

As I write this, the market is officially in correction territory, with the S&P 500 off 14.5 percent from its all-time close on February 19. It took only six days, in fact, for the S&P to fall 10 percent from its high into a correction­­—a new record, according to data from Deutsche Bank Global Research.

Gold Set to Test $1,700 Resistance as U.S. Yields Fall to Record Lows
Gold Set to Test $1,700 Resistance as U.S. Yields Fall to Record Lows
February 26, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I never thought I’d see the day when the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond dipped below 2 percent, let alone 1.8 percent.

Net Asset Value
as of 07/01/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.16 No Change Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $11.49 0.02 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $4.01 0.01 China Region Fund USCOX $8.78 0.03 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $5.70 0.01 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $22.32 0.03 Global Luxury Goods Fund MEGAX $15.16 -0.05 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.24 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change