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  • Q3 2022
    Sextant Mutual Funds, Quarterly Commentary - September 2022

    Times of tumult, such as we’ve seen this year, warrant reflection. The pandemic and the government’s shifting focus to issues at home overshadowed the saber-rattling seen in 2019. Part of this shift included a flood of fiscal and monetary stimulus, which provided support to keep economies from succumbing to a microscopic agent, but eventually led asset prices to balloon and the economy to overheat.

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  • Saturna’s Monem Salam Featured in AramcoWorld Article on Islamic Investing
    News & Announcements - September 2022

    In the AramcoWorld article “What’s So Resilient about Islamic Finance?” Trevor Williams quoted Monem Salam, Saturna Capital’s executive vice president and portfolio manager, on the qualities of Islamic investing.

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  • US News & World Report Ranks Amana Growth #1 Large Growth Fund
    News & Announcements - July 2022

    Digital news magazine US News & World Report ranked the Amana Growth Fund as the #1 Large Growth Fund on its quarterly Best Funds list for June 30, 2022, based on the Fund’s performance and ratings. The Sextant Growth Fund also placed in the Large Growth category at #18.

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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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