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Australia May Be the Saving Grace for the Rare Earth Metals Market
Australia May Be the Saving Grace for the Rare Earth Metals Market
November 6, 2019

When Colorado-based Molycorp Inc. filed for bankruptcy in 2015, the U.S. lost its sole remaining miner and producer of rare earth elements (REEs)—those inconspicuous metals with unpronounceable names like praseodymium, yttrium and gadolinium.

3 Emerging Europe Stocks We're Bullish On Right Now
3 Emerging Europe Stocks We're Bullish On Right Now
October 31, 2019

The U.S. stock market has been hitting new all-time highs thanks to lower rates, positive earnings surprises and optimism that a resolution to the U.S.-China trade war comes sooner rather than later. But don’t let that distract you from exciting things that are happening in overseas markets, specifically in Eastern and Emerging European countries.

The Opportunities Go to Those Who Can See Past the Negative Headlines
The Opportunities Go to Those Who Can See Past the Negative Headlines
October 29, 2019

“Follow the trend lines, not the headlines.”

The quote, attributed to former President Bill Clinton, is one of my favorite pieces of advice. Clinton was referring to long-term data that show that conditions have actually been improving for the human race despite popular opinion to the contrary.

This Legendary Commodities Fund Is Closing. Here's What That Could Mean for Investors
This Legendary Commodities Fund Is Closing. Here's What That Could Mean for Investors
October 24, 2019

What was once the world’s largest commodities hedge fund is officially closing, creating new opportunities for some investors to get exposure to raw materials and mining using other funds.

The Barriers to Investing in Private Equity Are Too High
The Barriers to Investing in Private Equity Are Too High
October 15, 2019

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, and for that we can largely blame policies of envy that increasingly restrict investors’ access to wealth-building instruments.

October Volatility Got You Spooked? Keep Calm and Don't Jinx Yourself
October Volatility Got You Spooked? Keep Calm and Don't Jinx Yourself
October 8, 2019

For reasons unknown, October has historically been the most volatile month for the stock market—by a goodly margin. Between 1950 and the end of 2017, the S&P 500 Index saw as many as 362 trading days during the month of October in which the market moved up or down more than 1 percent.

Global Debt, Trade Deficits and the Psychology of Politicians
Global Debt, Trade Deficits and the Psychology of Politicians
September 9, 2019

For fiscal year 2020, the federal budget deficit is expected to hit a massive $1 trillion—the first time in U.S. history that it will have expanded so rapidly in a time of peace and economic stability.

Are All Your Ducks in a Row? Positioning Your Portfolio for the Market's Next Move
Are All Your Ducks in a Row? Positioning Your Portfolio for the Market's Next Move
August 26, 2019

If you’ve paid any kind of attention to recent market headlines, you’ve surely seen the term “recession” among the most prominent topics in your newsfeed. This shouldn’t come as a shock, either––the global growth picture isn’t as rosy as it could be.

"No Longer Just a Science Project": David Fessler on Renewable Energy and EVs
"No Longer Just a Science Project": David Fessler on Renewable Energy and EVs
August 14, 2019

David Fessler retired from semiconductor vendor LTX Corporation at the age of 47. It was right around the time of the dotcom bubble, and within the course of 18 months, LTX stock had shot up from just under a dollar to around $54 a share.

It's an All-Out Currency War! What Are Your Next Moves?
It's an All-Out Currency War! What Are Your Next Moves?
August 6, 2019

“A currency war, fought by one country through competitive devaluations of its currency against others, is one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics.”

Net Asset Value
as of 11/15/2019

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.36 0.03 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $8.70 -0.08 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $2.88 -0.03 China Region Fund USCOX $8.85 0.01 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.45 0.07 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $25.66 0.20 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $16.86 0.15 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.22 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change