Axel Merk

Aug 20, 2014
Are you prepared for an “exit”? If the Fed pursues an “exit” from ultra low interest rate policy, are you prepared for an exit from the stock market should things turn South?

Aug 13, 2014
Last week, European Central Bank (ECB) head Mario Draghi talked about the de-coupling of the ECB and the Federal Reserve's policies , policy divergence. Lots of pundits have suggested the same. With due respect to their views, my analysis of the data suggests they are wrong.

Jul 29, 2014
While we are busy arguing whether the Fed's exit will consist of rising rates, reverse repos or the trimming of its massive portfolio, the Fed may well be fooling all of us.

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.

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