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Axel Merk

Axel Merk

Merk Funds

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

Biography

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.

  • The Most Predictable Economic Crisis?

    Published 01 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Forget about a government shutdown. The quibbling over concessions to keep the government funded distracts from what might be the most predictable economic crisis. We…

  • Dollar Outlook: #Taper, #Yellen, #GermanElections

    Published 18 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Why are the markets so excited that the smartest guy in the room takes his name out of the running for the (second?) most powerful…

  • It's 2020: A Look Back at the 2013 'Recovery'

    Published 11 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    It's September 2013 and the U.S. is contemplating military action against Syria. As fear is mounting, investors shrug off the dangers ahead. It's only with…

  • Global Currencies Part I

    Published 04 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    US$, Fiat Reserve Currencies & Gold With Special Guest Axel Merk President & CIO Merk Investments, Manager of Merk Funds & Gordon T Long &…

  • Emerging Markets: Stop Crying, Grow Up!

    Published 27 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Bailouts appear to be the established substitute for sustainable policy. In that spirit, Brazil last week announced a $60 billion program to shore up its…

  • Taper Talk, Act 2

    Published 20 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    While the Fed's taper talk has been tapered and then un-tapered, the market may now be tapering the Fed rather than vice versa. Let's assess…

  • Frustrations of a Portfolio Manager: Why I Sell the Dollar

    Published 13 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Markets are meant to exert the maximum amount of frustration on investors; indeed, the markets have lived up to their side of the bargain. To…

  • What's Next for The Dollar and Currencies? Updated Merk Outlook August 2013

    Published 06 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In the short to medium term, the U.S. dollar and currencies are heavily influenced by what the Fed may be up to next. As the…

  • Concerned about the Dollar? How to Manage Dollar Risk

    Published 30 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Gold is up, even getting a positive mention in Barron's. Is it Japan's election or the tapering of the taper talk that's driving gold higher…

  • Gold in a (Un)Tapered World

    Published 23 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Gold is up, even getting a positive mention in Barron's. Is it Japan's election or the tapering of the taper talk that's driving gold higher…

  • Why I Own Gold

    Published 26 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I am an optimist. I'm no conspiracist. I just happen to think the road to hell is paved with good intentions. As a result, I…

  • Taper Talk: Bonds at Risk - Where to Hide?

    Published 18 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Induced by "taper talk," volatility in the bond market has been surging of late. Is there a bond bubble? Is it bursting? And if so,…

  • Dollar At Risk? Case for Managing Currency Risk

    Published 11 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The "cleanest" dirty shirt, the U.S. dollar, is down versus the euro so far this year; and was down last year. Yet, S&P, in upgrading…

  • Sell the Dollar? Case for Hard Currencies

    Published 04 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The Fed's "tapering," the dollar's up, bonds are down. Is this time to bet on the greenback, or to diversify out of the dollar? We…

  • Crash Proof Your Portfolio

    Published 21 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    With the stock market seemingly reaching new highs every day, should we worry about a crash that puts an end to the party? If so,…

  • Currency Wars: Winners and Losers

    Published 08 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Who is winning the "currency wars"? Our take on the greenback, yen, sterling, euro and gold: The U.S. dollar. All the great things a couple…

  • The Myth of the Rising Dollar

    Published 02 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Year-to-date, the U.S. dollar is up; does that mean we are in a rising dollar environment? Or is it an opportunity to diversify out of…

  • Rising Dollar Myth

    Published 30 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Year-to-date, the U.S. dollar is up; does that mean we are in a rising dollar environment? Or is it an opportunity to diversify out of…

  • Merk Gold and Currency Outlook

    Published 16 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Anyone who's ever had a brick fall on one's feet knows how much it can hurt. It's little consolidation if that brick is made of…

  • Fed Exit? What Exit? Gold and Dollar Implications

    Published 10 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Is it time for the Federal Reserve (Fed) to stop printing money? Today, we focus on what might be going through Fed Chair Bernanke's mind…