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Please note: The articles listed below contain historical material. The data provided was current at the time of publication. For current information regarding any of the funds mentioned in these presentations, please visit the appropriate fund performance page.

5 Things to Know About the Chinese New Year
5 Things to Know About the Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is a festival celebrated at the turn of the lunisolar Chinese calendar for 15 days until the next full moon. Check out our latest infographic to learn more about the festival.

S&P 500 Decade in Review
S&P 500 Decade in Review

The 2010s saw the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, with the S&P 500 soaring to record highs. Test your knowledge of the biggest moves and surprises in the stock market from 2010 to 2019.

4 Reasons Why We Believe in Royalty Companies
4 Reasons Why We Believe in Royalty Companies

There are a number of ways to invest in the gold space – physical gold bullion, jewelry, coins, gold-backed investment products, gold stocks and more. We believe one of the best ways to gain exposure to the metal is through precious metal royalty and streaming companies. Scroll through this slideshow for four reasons why we believe in this specialized business model.

Top Gold Producing Countries
Top Gold Producing Countries

Although rare, gold is found on nearly all continents. Explore this interactive map of the top 10 countries that mine the most gold and view production trends over the last few years.

The Top 10 Countries With the Largest Gold Reserves
The Top 10 Countries With the Largest Gold Reserves

The list of 10 countries that hold the most gold in their reserves has remained mostly unchanged over the last few years. Did you know the top holder has nearly as much bullion as the next three countries combined? Flip through this slideshow to discover which central banks value the yellow metal the most.

Why Is the Strait of Hormuz So Essential to Oil Trading?
Why Is the Strait of Hormuz So Essential to Oil Trading?

How can one waterway be so essential to the world of oil and energy trading? The Strait of Hormuz, connecting the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman, is known as the world’s most important oil transit chokepoint due to the massive volumes of fuel that pass through it daily. The passageway has been in the headlines lately due to escalating tensions between Iran and the U.S. – plus several other nations. Test your basic knowledge of the strait in this short quiz!

The History of U.S. Tariff Policies
The History of U.S. Tariff Policies

With tariffs dominating headlines since early 2018, many might wonder what the story is behind such policies. Tariffs are essentially a tax to be paid on imports or exports and have a long history of use in the United States – beginning just after gaining independence as a nation. Explore this interactive timeline to discover the very first uses of tariffs and the reasons behind their creation.

Net Asset Value
as of 02/19/2020

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $4.43 0.04 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $10.27 0.23 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $3.53 0.06 China Region Fund USCOX $8.96 0.04 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $7.51 0.09 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $26.69 0.12 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $17.48 0.12 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.24 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change