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.
Top Portfolio Products: Merk to Launch Gold Trust ETF
Invesco PowerShares will launch a new multistrategy ETF; 1st Global offers an advisor app.
Is Your Cash Trash? Eye-Popping Chart Raises Question
A provocative chart by Axel Merk may imply that the U.S. currency is losing its safe-haven appeal.
Axel Merk Makes Case for Gold With 80 Years of Data
Looking at 10-year, 30-plus year and 80-year time frames, Axel Merk finds that including gold always enhanced risk-adjusted portfolio returns.
‘The Biggest Threat We Face Might Be Economic Growth’: Merk
Axel Merk warns that economic growth leading to rising interest rates would add $1 trillion in interest expense to finance our deficit.