Axel Merk

Jul 24, 2014
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 fairy tale world will persist, pinch yourself.

Jun 26, 2014
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 outcomes.

Jun 5, 2014
The S&P 500 continues to hit new all-time highs, but is your portfolio built on a house of cards? The politics to kick the proverbial can down the road might unleash dynamics that could be hazardous to your wealth.

May 8, 2014
Hedging out the currency risk from international equities is currently en vogue after investors in the Japanese equity market dramatically enhanced their returns by hedging out the yen exposure in 2013.

Apr 29, 2014
The greenback isn't what it used to be. At least for now, when there's a "flight" to U.S. Treasurys , historically a sign of "safe-haven" demand , the U.S. dollar has not only not benefited, but has increasingly been on the losing end.

Apr 2, 2014
Just because someone is screaming that someone else is eating his or her lunch does not yet mean there is abuse.

Mar 18, 2014
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 because it is bouncing back after a sharp decline in 2013?

Mar 6, 2014
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 late, but when it comes to real competition, the U.S. dollar has taken a back seat.

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