GHAIXGlobal Hard Assets Fund - Class I
By: Shawn Reynolds, Portfolio Manager
The Global Hard Assets Fund commentary includes a review of the prominent trends in natural resources and commodities over the previous quarter, a look at the key drivers of Fund performance, and an update on current positioning.
Videos on Hard Assets
Batteries Charge Up Energy Transition Opportunities
Analyst, Alternative Energy
In the shift from conventional to renewable energy, batteries are a common solution to many problems. We believe there will be significant demand growth in this space over the next year or two.
Commodity Companies Display Discipline Amid Rally
The restructuring by commodities companies during the 10-year commodities bear market is paying off. As many commodity prices reach all-time highs, companies are in strong financial shape and able to give back to shareholders.
Inflation, Macro Stimulus Spurs Commodities
Portfolio Manager and Commodities Strategist
The magnitude of the stimulus over the past year may be driving inflationary expectations. This, combined with potential synchronized global growth and supply constraints may all serve as tailwinds for commodity producers.
Natural Resources Outlook and Role in the Global Recovery
Portfolio Manager Shawn Reynolds shares his views on what’s in store for natural resources in the remainder of 2020 and heading into 2021, across traditional and alternative energy, mining and agriculture.
Alternative Energy Investing: Spotlight on Solar
Portfolio Manager Shawn Reynolds discusses alternative energy investing, how it became one of the largest exposures in our natural resources equity strategy and key holdings like Sunrun, SolarEdge and Neste.
Commodities Outlook: Watch the Dollar and Copper Demand
Portfolio Manager and Commodity Strategist
Portfolio Manager and Commodity Strategist Roland Morris discusses the macro trends he’s watching in the near term as well as the commodities he’s following closely through the remainder of the year.
Hard Assets Defined: Foundation of Industrial Economies
“Hard assets” refers to the natural resources or commodities that are mined, exploited, harvested or otherwise procured globally.
Hard assets have traditionally been grouped into five broad categories:
Oil, natural gas, electricity, coal, and new/renewable alternative energy sources
2) Precious Metals
Gold, silver, palladium and platinum
3) Base/Industrial Metals
Copper, aluminum, steel, iron and nickel
Corn, wheat, sugar and water
Timber, pulp and paper