Axel Merk


Strong Dollar Policy: What??

“I believe deeply that it’s very important to the United States, to the economic health of the United States, that we maintain a strong dollar,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner recently told reporters. Indeed, it seems to be a pre-requisite to apply for the position of U.S. Treasury Secretary to be able to utter these words. In the meantime, the...

Japanese Politics and the Yen

The U.S. dollar has been getting a beating from all sides, but its woes may be far from over...

Bernanke: Central Bankers’ Bob the Builder?

First, the good news about Bernanke’s nomination for a second term as head of the Federal Reserve (Fed): we...

Fed a Rudderless Ship?

How much excitement can a statement by the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) generate? Given that the Fed...

Credit Crunch Part Deux

Green Shoots Everywhere! The credit crisis is over; an economic recovery is just around the corner! Hold your horses...

Follow the Herd? Or Reason?

How do you diversify when all asset classes are moving in tandem? This was a key question many faced...

Inflation or Hyperinflation?

Inflation is dead – long live inflation! We hear about the threat of hyperinflation in the media – is...