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  • Episode 19: Can Islamic Investing Outperform?
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Halal Money Matters - July 2022

    Dr. Dawood Ashraf joins the show to discuss his research into the question of if and when the Islamic model of investing can outperform traditional investing.

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  • Q2 2022
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Quarterly Commentary - June 2022

    During the second quarter of 2022, the Federal Reserve officially removed “transitory” from its dictionary, acknowledging that inflation remained higher and more persistent than expected.  Fears of further acceleration pushed the Fed governors to break out their bazookas, hiking the fed funds rate to 1.58% compared to less than a tenth of a percent at the start of the year.

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  • Q2 2022
    Sextant Mutual Funds, Quarterly Commentary - June 2022

    During the second quarter of 2022, the Federal Reserve officially removed “transitory” from its dictionary, acknowledging that inflation remained higher and more persistent than expected.  Fears of further acceleration pushed the Fed governors to break out their bazookas, hiking the fed funds rate to 1.58% compared to less than a tenth of a percent at the start of the year.

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  • Q2 2022
    Saturna Sustainable Funds, Quarterly Commentary - June 2022

    Anticipation of the rate spike helped push the stock market into bear market territory in June. Despite a few upticks, the market as of late has consistently trended down. We cannot say with certainty that the Fed’s actions inevitably imply recession, but history points to chances being more likely than not, while recessions inevitably lead to earnings reductions.

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  • Beneath the Waves: An Overview of Saturna Capital's Sustainable Fixed-Income Investment Process
    Saturna Capital, White Papers - June 2022

    In this article, we provide investors with an overview of Saturna Capital's sustainable fixed-income investment process. We aim to help elevate investors' awareness of how we explicitly integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into our investment approach of constructing globally diversified fixed-income portfolios.

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