Axel Merk is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Merk Investments, manager of the Merk Funds.
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Founder of the firm bearing his name, Merk is an expert on macro trends, hard money, international investing and on building sustainable wealth. An authority on currencies, he is a pioneer in the use of strategic currency investing to seek diversification. Axel Merk is a sought after speaker and author on topics ranging from the economy, gold and currencies to sustainable wealth and personal finance, as well as a regular guest and contributor to the business media around the world.
Axel Merk’s 2009 book “Sustainable Wealth” is about understanding how the greater economic universe works, how that may affect your finances, and how to manage those finances to seek financial stability.
Axel Merk holds a B.A. in Economics (magna cum laude) and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Brown University.
He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four children.
|ADRE||BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund|
|AGG||iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond Fund|
|CYB||WisdomTree Dreyfus Chinese Yuan Fund|
|DBEM||DBX ETF Trust|
|DBV||PowerShares DB G10 Currency Harvest Fund|
|DIA||SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average|
|EDC||Emerging Markets Bull 3x Shares|
|EMF||Templeton Emerging Markets Fund (Delaware)|
|EWZ||iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund|
|FXE||Euro Currency Trust|
|FXY||CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust|
|GLD||SPDR Gold Trust ETF|
|GOVT||iSh Brc US TrBd Shs|
|IAU||iShares COMEX Gold Trust|
|JGBD||Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch|
|JGBL||PowerShares DB Japanese Govt Bd Futs ETN|
|JGBS||Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch|
|PLW||PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio|
|SH||ProShares Short S&P500|
|SPY||SPDR S&P 500|
|TPS||10 Stocks BRIDGES|
|TRSY||PIMCO Broad U.S. Treasury Index Fund|
|UDN||PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund|
|UUP||PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund|
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|September 1994 - Present (22 years 9 months)|
|Computer Science (M.Sc.)|
|Sustainable Wealth: Achieve Financial Security in a Volatile World of Debt and Consumption|
A personal finance guide for today's turbulent world. Sustainable Wealth empowers you to achieve your financial goals by unleashing the shackles of debt, no matter how uncertain the future may be. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this reliable resource illustrates how you can predict economic booms and busts before they happen, adapt to changing markets and plan for lasting financial stability.
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Merk’s insight and expertise have allowed him to foresee major economic developments: As early as 2003, he identified the building of the credit bubble; in 2005, he positioned his clients to move out of real estate and the faltering U.S. dollar by investing in hard currencies and gold; in early 2007 he
wisely cautioned that volatility would surge, causing a painful credit contraction affecting all asset classes.
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