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Axel Merk

Axel Merk

Merk Funds

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Axel Merk, President & CIO of Merk Investments, LLC, is an expert on hard money, macro trends and international investing. He is considered an authority on currencies.

  • Lowdown on Rate Hikes

    Published 16 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Will she raise or will she not? As financial markets focus on whether we will see a Fed rate hike this week, investors may be…

  • Coming Out - As a Bear!

    Published 04 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Increasingly concerned about the markets, I've taken more aggressive action than in 2007, the last time I soured on the equity markets. Let me explain…

  • Stop the Fed?!

    Published 17 June 2015 | viewed 0 times

    We are concerned the Fed causes both economic and political stability to deteriorate. And, no, this is not about discouraging the Fed to hike rates.…

  • What's Next for Gold?

    Published 11 May 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Will gold zoom higher with Greece on the brink of default? Or will it crash as the Fed pursues an "exit?" Why has gold not…

  • What's Next for The Dollar and Currencies?

    Published 06 May 2015 | viewed 0 times

    In anticipation of higher U.S. rates and lower rates elsewhere, the greenback had enjoyed a dramatic rally. Has the tide turned, or is the dollar…

  • Is Japan Zimbabwe?

    Published 03 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Is Japan Zimbabwe? How preposterous: Japan is an advanced economy that cannot possibly suffer the same fate as Zimbabwe. Right? Or could Japan get hyperinflation?…

  • Is Gold Risk Free?

    Published 24 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    I’ve long argued that there may not be any safe asset anymore and that investors may want to take a diversified approach to something as…

  • Repression Investing: Got Gold?

    Published 11 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Gone are the ZIRP days - the 'Zero Interest Rate Policy' is being replaced by negative interest rates in various countries. ZIRP is a form…

  • Investor Implications of QE by the ECB

    Published 21 January 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Is European Central Bank (ECB) head Draghi's determination to purchase government bonds turning Europe into a banana republic? What are the implications not only for…

  • Is Your Portfolio Ready for 2015? #crash

    Published 07 January 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Is the recent bout in volatility yet another 'buy-the-dip' opportunity or a sign of worse to come? Investors struggle to both keeping up with the…

  • What's Next for The Dollar and Gold?

    Published 04 December 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Who would have predicted oil prices in the sixty-dollar range a year ago? Something is not right about these markets. Our take: don't get burned…

  • Financial Repression Authority with Axel Merk

    Published 25 November 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Special Guest: Axel Merk, is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Merk Investments, manager of the Merk Funds. He is a recognized expert on…

  • November Gold Videocast

    Published 13 November 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Synopsis: Axel Merk and Peter Schiff sit down for a personal discussion about contrarian investing at the New Orleans Investment Conference. As two of the…

  • Switzerland: Vote Yes on Gold Initiative

    Published 11 November 2014 | viewed 0 times

    On November 30th, the Swiss are voting whether to amend their country's constitution on an initiative entitled 'Save our Swiss Gold.' The Swiss gold initiative…

  • Japan's Kaput?!

    Published 05 November 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Japan's economy is down but not yet out. The world's third largest economy won't go quietly. Both these statements are merely my opinion, but if…

  • Greenspan: Price of Gold Will Rise

    Published 29 October 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Any doubts about why I own gold as an investment were dispelled last Saturday by the maestro himself: former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan. It's not…

  • Convincingly Irrational

    Published 09 October 2014 | viewed 0 times

    To make sense of the markets, it may be ever more important to dissect what we may call convincingly irrational behavior by policy makers. To…

  • Central Bank Balance Bullying: Investor Implications

    Published 16 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    "Bullying" by the Fed, ECB, Bank of England and Bank of Japan has been in place for up to six years, forcing not-so-mighty central banks,…

  • Scottish Independence Vote: Investor Implications

    Published 10 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Is your portfolio's fate dependent on Scotland's? Why is it that when a place known for haggis, kilts and bagpipes indicates it might want to…

  • What's Next for The Dollar and Gold?

    Published 04 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    One reason markets tend to get a little nervous in September is that it's time for investors to ponder about their asset allocation for the…