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Merk Gold Trust (OUNZ)

Merk Gold Trust is an ETF (OUNZ) that seeks to provide investors with a convenient and cost-efficient way to buy and hold gold through an exchange traded product with the option to take physical delivery of gold if and when desired. [ LEARN MORE ]

Merk Absolute Return Currency Fund ® (MABFX)

The Merk Absolute Return Currency Fund (MABFX) seeks to generate positive absolute returns by investing in currencies.

The Merk Absolute Return Currency Fund is a pure play on currencies, aiming to profit regardless of the direction of the U.S. dollar or traditional asset classes. [ LEARN MORE ]

Merk Absolute Return Currency Fund

Merk Asian Currency Fund ® (MEAFX)

The Merk Asian Currency Fund (MEAFX) seeks to profit from a rise in asian currencies relative to the U.S. dollar.

The Merk Asian Currency Fund typically invests in a basket of Asian currencies. Asian currencies the Fund may invest in include, but are not limited to, the currencies of China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. [ LEARN MORE ]

Merk Asian Currency Fund

Merk Hard Currency Fund ® (MERKX)

The Merk Hard Currency Fund (MERKX) seeks to profit from a rise in hard currencies relative to the U.S. dollar.

The Merk Hard Currency Fund typically invests in a basket of hard currencies. Hard currencies are currencies backed by sound monetary policy; sound monetary policy focuses on price stability. [ LEARN MORE ]

Merk Hard Currency Fund

Merk Currency Enhanced U.S. Equity Fund ® (MUSFX)

The Merk Currency Enhanced U.S. Equity Fund (MUSFX) combines U.S. equities with exposure to currencies, seeking to generate total returns.

By employing a currency overlay, the Merk Currency Enhanced U.S. Equity Fund actively manages U.S. dollar and other currency risk while concurrently providing investment exposure to the S&P 500. [ LEARN MORE ]

 
   


The material must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus. Before investing you should carefully read and consider Merk Gold Trust's ("Trust") investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. The Trust is not an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or a commodity pool for the purposes of the Commodity Exchange Act. Shares of the Trust are not subject to the same regulatory requirements as mutual funds. Because shares of the Trust are intended to reflect the price of the gold held in the Trust, the market price of the shares is subject to fluctuations similar to those affecting gold prices. Additionally, shares of the Trust are bought and sold at market price, not at net asset value (“NAV”). Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

The request for redemption of shares for gold is subject to a number of risks including but not limited to the potential for the price of gold to decline during the time between the submission of the request and delivery. Delivery may take considerable time depending on your location.

Commodities and commodity-index linked securities may be affected by changes in overall market movements and other factors such as weather, disease, embargoes, or political and regulatory developments, as well as trading activity of speculators and arbitrageurs in the underlying commodities.

Trust shares trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk and will fluctuate in market value. The value of Trust shares relates directly to the value of the gold held by the Trust (less its expenses), and fluctuations in the price of gold could materially and adversely affect an investment in the shares. The price received upon the sale of the shares, which trade at market price, may be more or less than the value of the gold represented by them. The Trust does not generate any income, and as the Trust regularly issues shares to pay for the Sponsor’s ongoing expenses, the amount of gold represented by each Share will decline over time. Investing involves risk, and you could lose money on an investment in the Trust. For a more complete discussion of the risk factors relative to the Trust, carefully read the prospectus.

The sponsor of the Trust is Merk Investments LLC (the “Sponsor”).

All rights reserved. Merk Gold Trust and OUNZ are trademarks of Merk investments LLC in the United States and elsewhere. All other trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Since the Funds primarily invest in foreign currencies, changes in currency exchange rates affect the value of what the Funds own and the price of the Funds’ shares. Investing in foreign instruments bears a greater risk than investing in domestic instruments for reasons such as volatility of currency exchange rates and, in some cases, limited geographic focus, political and economic instability, emerging market risk, and relatively illiquid markets. The Funds are subject to interest rate risk, which is the risk that debt securities in the Funds’ portfolio will decline in value because of increases in market interest rates. The Funds may also invest in derivative securities, such as forward contracts, which can be volatile and involve various types and degrees of risk. If the U.S. dollar fluctuates in value against currencies the Funds are exposed to, your investment may also fluctuate in value. The Merk Currency Enhanced U.S. Equity Fund may invest in exchange traded funds (“ETFs”). Like stocks, ETFs are subject to fluctuations in market value, may trade at prices above or below net asset value and are subject to direct, as well as indirect fees and expenses. As a non-diversified fund, the Merk Hard Currency Fund will be subject to more investment risk and potential for volatility than a diversified fund because its portfolio may, at times, focus on a limited number of issuers.