Swiss Franc Move: What Does It All Mean?
The surprise decision by the Swiss National Bank demonstrates how suddenly and unexpectedly major market moves can occur.
Axel Merk: What if Things Get Worse?
The fund manager lays out the options — from portfolio insurance to alternative investments — for investors seeking downside protection.
The Running of the Bears: Jobs Surge Sways Even Pessimists
The skeptics about the U.S. economic recovery, including Paul Krugman and Axel Merk, are turning optimistic.
Merk: Greenspan Admits Fed Serves as Government’s Credit Card
Surprisingly candid remarks from Alan Greenspan suggest he is bullish on gold because the government cannot meet all of its financial obligations, Axel Merk says.
Enjoy It While It Lasts
During my 30-year career as a financial journalist (wow: that's sobering), I’ve witnessed four major market downturns: in 1987, 1991, 2001 and 2008.
What Would Scottish Secession Mean for Investors?
Moshe Milevsky, Niall Ferguson and Axel Merk comment on the economic damage, as well as potential investor opportunity, implied by Scotland's independence vote.
Potential Market Crash Ahead, Axel Merk Warns
The portfolio manager argues that U.S. recovery is based on "asset price inflation," and that a Fed pullout could send everything tumbling.
Don’t Believe Headlines About Rising U.S. Rates: Merk
Axel Merk warns that a focus on real rather than nominal rates shows the dollar should be headed down and gold up.
Axel Merk: Time to Take ‘Chips Off the Table’
“Instability may be the new normal,” portfolio manager Axel Merk warns. Is there anywhere safe to hide?
Diversification Is Futile; Economy a ‘House of Cards’: Axel Merk
Investors cannot rely on traditional investment principles at a time when government and consumers have a common interest in currency debasement, says Axel Merk.