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Digging up a Sweet Find in Africa
Digging up a Sweet Find in Africa

Portfolio manager Evan Smith recently explored the Western part of sub-Saharan Africa, traveling to Kenema in Sierra Leone. Evan was able to tour the site of a cocoa plantation developed by London-based Agriterra, and shared his finds with us.

Venture Inside a Treasure of Thailand
Venture Inside a Treasure of Thailand

Thailand is a promising emerging market country, as it boasts a healthy GDP growth rate, one of the lowest unemployment rates in the world and low inflation. Tourism comprises a considerable amount of its economy, and one treasured spot for visitors, especially gold lovers, is the Grand Palace. Venture inside when you view our slideshow.

Beyond Russia: 21 Emerging Europe Countries Poised for Growth
Beyond Russia: 21 Emerging Europe Countries Poised for Growth

Think emerging Europe equals Russia? Think again. Emerging Europe is actually made up of 21 unique countries. View our interactive map that provides a snapshot and interesting fact about each country.

The Dow Then and Now
The Dow Then and Now

After falling to a low near 6,500 in March 2009, the Dow Jones Industrial Average doubled to hit an all-time high in March 2013. This is the first time since October 2007, but investors have called it quits. A look at then and now suggests what may be driving this behavior.

Where Oil Squeezes Through Straits and Canals
Where Oil Squeezes Through Straits and Canals

About half of the world’s total oil production is transported over water. Part of that journey includes tankers squeezing through narrow bodies of water called chokepoints. See our slideshow to learn more.

Where Oil Squeezes Through Straits and Canals
Where Oil Squeezes Through Straits and Canals

About half of the world’s total oil production of nearly 90 million barrels per day is transported over water, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Part of that journey includes tankers squeezing through narrow bodies of water called chokepoints. There are seven among several countries around the world, and each face different challenges, such as heavy traffic or piracy. Restricting the flow of oil through these channels can have significant consequences on our energy supply, resulting in price fluctuations.

10 Surprising Uses of Commodities
10 Surprising Uses of Commodities

Commodities play an important role in our everyday lives—our houses are made of many resources, such as lumber and aluminum, and are heated with coal or natural gas. Read further to discover surprising uses of commodities in our daily lives.

Net Asset Value
as of 01/13/2017

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $5.54 0.03 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $7.85 0.06 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $6.95 0.14 China Region Fund USCOX $7.62 0.02 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $6.00 -0.01 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $23.72 0.03 Holmes Macro Trends Fund MEGAX $18.77 0.08 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.22 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change