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Note to Elon: Crypto Miners Are Part of the Solution to Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Note to Elon: Crypto Miners Are Part of the Solution to Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
May 13, 2021

In a tweet on Wednesday, the self-proclaimed “Technoking of Tesla” said his company—which announced in February that it bought $1.5 billion in Bitcoin—would be suspending vehicle purchases using the cryptocurrency. Musk cited crypto miners’ “increasing” use of fossil fuels, particularly coal, “which has the worst emissions of any fuel.”

No Country Has Ever Taxed Itself into Prosperity
No Country Has Ever Taxed Itself into Prosperity
May 10, 2021

Violent protests have erupted in the streets of Bogota, Cali and other cities in Colombia. The immediate cause? Proposed reforms to the South American country’s tax system, which would have lifted taxes on everything from salaries and dividends to fossil fuels, single-use plastic items and more.

European Union Seeks to Open Its Borders to Vaccinated Travelers this Summer
European Union Seeks to Open Its Borders to Vaccinated Travelers this Summer
May 5, 2021

The EU represents the  next leg in the recovery of commercial air travel. With the 27-member bloc ready to begin receiving international tourists, it may be time for investors  to act.

Asset Prices Are Up, Up and Away. Where Are the Value Buying Opportunities?
Asset Prices Are Up, Up and Away. Where Are the Value Buying Opportunities?
May 3, 2021

Stocks are up. Earnings are up. Consumer spending is up. Commodities are up. Food prices are up. Home prices are up. Car prices are up. Cryptos are up.

Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves
April 29, 2021

Central banks have been net buyers of gold for 11 consecutive years. According to World Gold Council (WGC) data, central banks around the world bought 272.9 tonnes of bullion in 2020.

Gold Off to a Slow Start as Central Banks Pivot Toward Digital Currencies
Gold Off to a Slow Start as Central Banks Pivot Toward Digital Currencies
April 26, 2021

Some major changes could be coming soon to a central bank near you, with an estimated 90% of them at some stage of developing a central bank digital currency, or CBDC. In October 2020, the Bahamas became the first economy to introduce its own CBDC, the Sand Dollar, but many more national currencies are expected to be rolled out in the coming years.

 

Airline Industry Highs and Lows: First Quarter 2021
Airline Industry Highs and Lows: First Quarter 2021
April 22, 2021

The best performing stock for the first quarter of 2021 in the Bloomberg World Airlines Index was JetBlue, up 32.67%.

Manufacturers Expand at Fastest Pace in 50 Years, Boosting Commodity Prices
Manufacturers Expand at Fastest Pace in 50 Years, Boosting Commodity Prices
April 19, 2021

A raft of positive economic news was released last week, pointing to a robust ongoing recovery from the pandemic-triggered downturn and adding to the thesis that inflation is set to accelerate.

RANKED: Top 10 Countries with the Largest Shipping Fleets
RANKED: Top 10 Countries with the Largest Shipping Fleets
April 14, 2021

Can you name the country with the largest fleet? The top 10 list may surprise you.

The Best Business Conditions of the 21st Century?
The Best Business Conditions of the 21st Century?
April 12, 2021

I expect to see another quarter of stock outperformance relative to bonds, though the debt selloff may not be as pronounced in this second quarter as it was in the first.

Net Asset Value
as of 05/14/2021

Global Resources Fund PSPFX $6.78 0.10 Gold and Precious Metals Fund USERX $13.58 0.31 World Precious Minerals Fund UNWPX $5.34 0.12 China Region Fund USCOX $9.39 0.15 Emerging Europe Fund EUROX $6.53 0.05 All American Equity Fund GBTFX $24.65 No Change Global Luxury Goods Fund USLUX $22.59 0.44 Near-Term Tax Free Fund NEARX $2.24 No Change U.S. Government Securities Ultra-Short Bond Fund UGSDX $2.00 No Change