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  • Episode 10: The Economic Impact of Ramadan
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Halal Money Matters - May 2021

    Rafi-uddin Shikoh of Dinar Standard joins the podcast to discuss the economic impacts of Ramadan, taking a close look at its effects on certain sectors as well as productivity in Muslim markets.

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  • Episode 9: Ramadan Roundtable
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Halal Money Matters - April 2021

    Saturna Capital regional managers Owaiz Dadabhoy, Amjad Quadri, Haitham Al-Sayed, and Sameer Sarmast join the podcast to trade stories about working in Islamic finance and share points of inspiration.

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  • Defending Against a Declining Dollar
    Saturna Capital, White Papers - April 2021

    Does the modest price decline of the US dollar during the fourth quarter of 2020 foretell of more to come? The market has a nickname for an investor who believes the dollar will decline: a US dollar bear.  Will the US dollar bear emerge from hibernation in the coming spring and summer, or should we expect it to continue its slumber?

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  • Episode 8: Five Pillars of Prosperity
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Halal Money Matters - April 2021

    Special guest and Amana Mutual Funds Trust chairman M. Yaqub Mirza joins podcast hosts Christopher Patton and Monem Salam to discuss the early days of the Amana Funds and his book, Five Pillars of Prosperity.

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  • Q1 2021
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Quarterly Commentary - March 2021

    Just over a year ago the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic. Few would have predicted the returns experienced in global equity markets over the following 12 months. With widespread economic disruption, any company demonstrating growth — regardless of profitability — became a rare commodity, and investors bid prices higher.

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