Axel Merk

Mar 3, 2015
Is Japan Zimbabwe? How preposterous: Japan is an advanced economy that cannot possibly suffer the same fate as Zimbabwe. Right? Or could Japan get hyperinflation?

Feb 24, 2015
To answer whether gold is “risk free,” let’s look at it from a couple different vantage points:

Feb 11, 2015
Gone are the ZIRP days , the "Zero Interest Rate Policy" is being replaced by negative interest rates in various countries. ZIRP is a form of financial repression, where savers earn less than the inflation rate to discourage saving.

Jan 21, 2015
Is European Central Bank (ECB) head Mario Draghi's determination to purchase government bonds turning Europe into a banana republic? What are the implications not only for the euro and U.S. dollar, but gold, stocks and bonds?

Jan 7, 2015
Is the recent bout in volatility yet another "buy-the-dip" opportunity or a sign of worse to come? Investors struggle with both keeping up with the markets while protecting themselves against a severe correction.

Dec 4, 2014
Who would have predicted oil prices in the $60 range a year ago? Something is not right about these markets. Our take: don't get burned when markets add fuel to the fire. Here's what to watch out for as we head into 2015; ignore at your own peril.

Nov 11, 2014
On Nov. 30, the Swiss are voting whether to amend their country's constitution on an initiative titled "Save Our Swiss Gold." The Swiss gold initiative appears widely misunderstood, both inside and outside of Switzerland.

Nov 5, 2014
Japan's economy is down but not yet out. The world's third-largest economy won't go quietly. Both these statements are merely my opinion, but if you believe there's a risk that I'm right, you may want to pay attention to what the implications may be.

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