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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.

  • What's Your Exit?

    Published 20 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Are you prepared for an "exit"? If the Fed pursues an "exit" from ultra low interest rate policy, are you prepared for an exit from…

  • Global Policy Divergence - Really??

    Published 13 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    If you own dollars, the euro or gold, you might want to pay attention to this one. What could possibly be wrong with conventional wisdom?…

  • Fed Exit a Blue Pill?

    Published 29 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    While we are busy arguing whether the Fed's exit will consist of rising rates, reverse repos or the trimming of its massive portfolio, the Fed…

  • Instability is the New Normal?

    Published 24 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Once upon a time, there were safe havens in this world, places where investors could hide when the going got rough. If you believe this…

  • Outlook on the Dollar, Currencies and Markets: Look Out Below!

    Published 18 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The FIFA World Cup and market predictions have in common that we are tempted to create a world of make-believe when it comes to predicting…

  • Has The Dollar Lost its Safe Haven Status?

    Published 29 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The greenback isn't what it used to be. At least for now, when there's a "flight" to U.S. Treasuries; historically a sign of "safe haven"…

  • Whatever It Takes 2.0

    Published 08 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    If you are convincingly irrational the market may expect extreme measures and front run your bluff. It's in this spirit that ECB President Draghi is…

  • Foolish Investment Ideas

    Published 02 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    With April Fools' Day behind us, it's time to get serious about investing. Don't be fooled by this week's non-farm payroll report; nor by the…

  • Fishing for Gold?

    Published 18 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    If interest rates are supposed to be on the rise, why has the price of gold gone up so much this year? Is it merely…

  • The Dollar's Long Term Decline

    Published 06 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The cleanest of the dirty shirts doesn't necessarily preserve your purchasing power. Sure, the U.S. dollar has beaten the Russian Ruble and some others of…

  • How to Profit from the Yellen Fed

    Published 25 February 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Janet Yellen might have the most powerful job in the world, as the Federal Reserve (Fed) she now chairs controls what may be the world's…

  • No Honeymoon for Janet Yellen

    Published 11 February 2014 | viewed 0 times

    On Janet Yellen's first day on the job as Fed Chair, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 326 points; 10-year Treasury yields fell to a…

  • Fed Responsible for EM Crisis?

    Published 29 January 2014 | viewed 0 times

    From the bully pulpits in São Paulo to the blogosphere in cyberspace, the Fed is blamed for the turmoil in Emerging Markets (EM). That's a…

  • Merk 2014 Dollar, Currency and Gold Outlook

    Published 14 January 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Rarely has the future been so clear. Really?? A lot of money has been lost jumping on the bandwagon. Let's do a common sense check…

  • 30%+ Gold in a Diversified Portfolio?

    Published 10 December 2013 | viewed 0 times

    How can an investor get guidance on how to construct a portfolio that will protect them should the stock market have another losing streak that…

  • Is the Fed Increasingly Monetizing Government Debt?

    Published 03 December 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Fed Chair Bernanke vehemently denies Fed "monetizes the debt," but our research shows the Fed may be increasingly doing so. We explain why and what…

  • Why I Sell the Dollar: From Dollar Strength to Dollar Weakness

    Published 12 November 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Q3 of 2013 marked a peak and reversal of direction for the dollar. The notable strength in the dollar during Q2 turned into an equally…

  • Bernanke vs. Yellen: A Spooky Outlook?

    Published 30 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Fed Chair nominee Janet Yellen will take over where her predecessor Ben Bernanke leaves off. Not just operationally, but also philosophically. To understand where the…

  • Fixing the Economy as Easy as 1-2-3

    Published 22 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    With the economy stuck in first gear, a couple of common sense steps that wouldn't cost taxpayers an arm and a leg could help the…

  • Yellen to the Rescue?

    Published 16 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    While Democrats and Republicans fight with water pistols, the President may be readying a bazooka by nominating Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as Fed…