Recent Insights

  • Q4 2022
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Quarterly Commentary - December 2022

    In 2022, three consecutive years of highly remunerative stock market returns collided with persistent inflation, the Federal Reserve pushing rates sharply higher, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine causing food and energy prices to soar. These combined forces, abetted by high valuations, drove equities to their worst annual performance since 2008 and the Global Financial Crisis.

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  • 2022 Impact Report
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, White Papers - December 2022

    In 2022, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing as a term became politicized, and the practice more scrutinized. We believe ESG investing provides fundamental benefits in improving our understanding of investments, while the swell in anti-ESG media demonstrates the importance that asset managers provide transparency to their investors.

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  • What Recent Anti-ESG Rhetoric Gets Wrong
    From the Yardarm - December 2022

    Many criticisms of ESG investing point to the lack of correlation across various ratings organizations and suggest this undermines ESG investing, writ large. Saturna has long recognized this issue, raising it through our own research. The weak correlation across ESG ratings doesn’t mean the practice should be thrown out; rather, there’s an important role for discerning human analysis.

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  • Year-End Planning: Tax Strategies To Maximize Your Account
    Webinars, Amana Webinar - December 2022

    Join Owaiz Dadabhoy and our special guest - wealth planning attorney Yaser Ali - for the Amana Funds' webinar Year-End Planning: Tax Strategies To Maximize Your Accounts, covering topics such as tax-advantaged accounts, benefits of fully funding your qualified accounts, automatic contributions, charitable giving, and more!

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  • Sextant Mutual Funds Proxy Statement November 23, 2022
    Sextant Mutual Funds - November 2022

    SEXTANT MUTUAL FUNDS: NOTICE OF SPECIAL JOINT MEETING OF SHAREOWNERS TO BE HELD ON JANUARY 10, 2023.

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