Axel Merk


Does Gold Belong in Every Portfolio?

In times of crises, many turn to gold, seeking its safe-haven attributes. However, with a 28% price drop in 2013, followed by a 12% gain in the first ten weeks of 2014, can we really continue to label gold a safe haven? No investment is “safe.” Gold is no exception, of course, given that our […]
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Chinese Dragon To Unshackle Renminbi?

With the Year of the Dragon around the corner, will the renminbi be unshackled?

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U.S. Dollar & Currencies: Review and Outlook

In 2012, policy makers around the world may be driven by the realization that the theme of 2011 was...

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Guide to Save the Euro

Can the euro be saved? Is it possible to stem the flight of money from the periphery into the...

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Greece: High Flying Drachma

The worst-case scenario for Greece, should it be unable to secure further bailouts, might be that it would have...

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Euro Bailouts – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The markets appear euphoric about the ability for European policy makers to deliver on new promises. Low market expectations...

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Occupy Wall Street: A Threat to the Dollar?

On its face, suggesting that the Occupy Wall Street movement may threaten the U.S. dollar may appear like a...