Author: Axel Merk

The real elephants

The real elephants

The Fed’s “balance sheet reduction” may have profound implications for the dollar, gold, stocks and bonds. We provide an outlook. It is said forecasts are difficult, especially when they relate to the future. Investors might want to pay attention nonetheless, […]

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

This time is different. Stocks will always go up. And pigs can fly. Given that pigs are highly intelligent, don’t bet against them. That said, investors might want to take at least the first two statements with a grain of […]

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Fake Risk, Fake Return?

With seemingly everyone from the blogosphere to the Tweeter-in-chief chiming in on fake news, have investors considered their risk/return profile may also be “fake”? When it comes to investing, who or what can we trust, is the market rigged, and […]

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U.S. Exorbitant Privilege At Risk?!

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, American’s exorbitant privilege might be at risk with broad implications for the U.S. dollar and investors’ portfolios. Let me explain. The U.S. was the anchor of the Bretton Woods agreement […]