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"What the next decade holds for commodities" http://bit.ly/zX6tXJ

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The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns US Funds

  1. 1. The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 86.34% 133.07% 67.57% 82.55% 154.45% 93.02% 5.77% 153.14% 96.60% 10.06% Ni Ni Au Cu Pd Au 57.26% 75.44% 42.80% 50.79% 126.16% 76.65% -10.65% 152.37% 83.21% 8.15% Pb Pb Zn Zn Pb Ag Legend 25.63% 51.11% 41.30% 40.48% 80.88% 57.22% -23.01% 129.36% 51.75% 5.76% Pt Cu Cu Ag Zn Aluminum Al 24.77% 35.61% 33.61% 39.79% 61.36% 42.65% -24.70% 118.07% 46.68% 2.78% Coal Au Pt Cu Pb Pb Pd Cu Copper 21.46% 34.55% 25.99% 36.46% 47.68% 34.33% -24.87% 77.94% 31.47% -9.94% Corn Ni Zn Pd Pt Ni Ag Crude Oil 12.80% 34.49% 23.52% 29.20% 46.40% 30.98% -30.99% 58.95% 31.39% -17.82% Zn Al Ag Ag Au Ni Performance Au Gold 12.46% 29.23% 14.86% 17.92% 37.20% 18.80% -36.06% 56.82% 29.96% -18.27% Lead Ag Au Cu Al Pt Cu Pd Pb Natural Gas 5.06% 24.27% 5.90% 16.19% 31.24% 16.72% -38.76% 48.16% 29.52% -18.95% Cu Ag Pt Al Pd Pt Ag Au Al Ni Nickel 3.46% 19.37% 5.54% 12.65% 24.15% 14.65% -49.29% 45.71% 20.79% -20.86% Palladium Pd Ag Au Au Pt Al Ag Pd Al Pt Pt Pt Platinum 0.53% 17.98% -0.65% 10.33% 23.15% 10.40% -51.07% 24.36% 15.17% -21.35% Al Al Au Pd Zn Au Cu Ag Silver -2.35% 16.00% -3.62% 5.37% 17.05% 6.14% -53.53% 1.84% 11.29% -21.55% Zn Zinc Zn Pd Pt Cu Al Pb Wheat -12.70% 4.35% -10.29% 4.17% 0.02% -16.70% -55.37% -0.89% 5.16% -24.22% Ni Pb Al Ni Pb Ni Source: Bloomberg and U.S. Global Research -16.37% 4.23% -16.77% -7.26% -25.22% -23.56% -56.53% -11.34% -5.15% -25.24% Pb Ni Cu Zn Zn -45.91% -18.70% -18.44% -10.12% -43.88% -47.13% -62.52% -13.36% -21.18% -32.15% Pd Pd Ni Zn PbNatural resources are the building blocks of the world, essential to progress and prosperity. These commodities, like all investments, can have wide price fluctuations over time. This table shows theebb and flow of commodity prices over the past decade and illustrates the principle of mean reversion — the concept that returns eventually move back towards their mean or average. The price movement ofcommodities is historically both seasonal and cyclical. That’s why when investing in natural resources, we believe it is important for your portfolio to hold a diversified basket of commodities andto be actively managed by professionals who understand these specialized assets and the global trends impacting them. As with all investments, diversification does not protect an investor frommarket risks and does not assure a profit, and of course, past performance does not guarantee future results. Returns are based on historical spot prices or futures prices. 12-025 1-800-US-FUNDS • www.usfunds.com

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