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2014
Jan 1, 2014 The WSJ profiles portfolio manager Axel Merk for his brave euro call in 2013
   
2013
Jul 15, 2013 The WSJ highlights how the Merk Funds might be resilient in a rising interest rate environment
Jul 15, 2013 The WSJ features the Merk Funds as potential portfolio diversifiers
   
2012
Nov 30, 2012 In an exclusive Fox Business "Money Talks" interview, portfolio manager Axel Merk cautions the Fed may dismiss inflation concerns, focusing on unemployment instead
Nov 13, 2012 Gold may have been the real winner in the election, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells CNN Money
Oct 5, 2012 At the Morningstar ETF Invest Conference, Axel Merk says he likes gold as an inflation hedge
Oct 3, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells AdvisorOne currencies may protect against inflation
Sep 16, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg, he turned bullish on the euro in early August
Sep 13, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters the Fed is emphasizing the growth mandate and gold should benefit
Aug 30, 2012 In an Investor Business Daily Op-Ed, Merk Senior Economic Adviser William Poole says the lack of a sustainable fiscal plan, rather than monetary policy is holding back the economy
Aug 23. 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the WSJ when inflation picks up, the Fed may not be able to raise rates fast enough
Aug 22, 2012 Gold may benefit from Bernanke's next move, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
Aug 3, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Barron's stronger countries' currencies should outperform the weaker ones
Aug 2, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters the Fed wants to take action, but doesn't want to appear to panic
Jul 23, 2012 Reuters quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk: "Spain's central government is expected to bail out its regions - and in return may ask for a bailout itself"
Jul 16, 2012 Axel Merk writes in an Op-ed for the Financial Times: eurozone needs process, not money
Jul 11, 2012 Gold may benefit as the Fed ponders more stimulus, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
Jul 2, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells WSJ there are still plenty of questions surrounding the euro
Jun 18, 2012 Reuters highlights the likely benefits of diversifying to a basket of currency strategy such as the Merk Hard Currency Fund
Jun 15, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells USA Today volatility in the Treasury market is well below the historic norm, the hallmark of a bubble
May 31, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters when central banks attempt to stand against the potential fallout of the eurozone, gold should do well
May 27, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters that Europe needs clarity
May 25, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells CNN Money Europe doesn't know where it wants to go
May 24, 2012 In front page coverage, the Financial Times covers the Merk Hard Currency Fund's elimination of the euro
May 24, 2012 Merk's absolute return strategy profits from the Swiss franc's dip versus the euro, the Financial Times writes
May 23, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters a lack of leadership is is prompting a euro sell-off
Apr 26, 2012 Merk Senior Economic Adviser William Poole tells Bloomberg unpredictable Fed policy leads to economic inefficiencies and more market volatility
Apr 19, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells The Street the ECB's liquidity injections are meant to help banks stomach sovereign defaults
Apr 10, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Barron's the government and the Bank of Japan are getting more assertive which may not be good for the yen
Mar 28, 2012 The WSJ reports that Merk Senior Economic Adviser William Poole submitted testimony stating the Fed should be restricted from purchasing mortgage-backed securities
Mar 14, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells SmartMoney Singapore has a stable government and banking system
Mar 14, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells SmartMoney over the past decade, currencies have been less volatile than stocks
Mar 13, 2012 Accommodative monetary policy and low interest rates may be good for gold in the medium term, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
Mar 12, 2012 Eurozone Crisis: Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst, portfolio manager Axel Merk writes in an Op-ed for the Financial Times
Mar 2, 2012 While the Fed is busy managing the yield curve, it may forget to mop up the liquidity in the market, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
Feb 23, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells The Hill conflict in Iran could shake investor confidence and push the Fed to unleash QE3
Feb 21, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Financial Sense the Fed is making up the rules as it goes
Feb 21, 2012 The WSJ quotes Merk's analysis of how currency funds may be employed to manage interest and credit risk in international fixed income portfolios.
Feb 17, 2012 The recent movements in the euro are mostly caused by mood swings, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells CNNMoney
Feb 16, 2012 The Eurozone debt crisis may stimulate appetite for dim sum bonds, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells CNNMoney
Jan 26, 2012 AdvisorOne features the Merk Hard Currency Fund as one of their Top 5 Alternative Funds
Jan 26, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells theStreet.com commodity currencies should benefit from loose monetary policies around the globe
Jan 26, 2012 As global central banks pursue easy monetary policy, gold may benefit, Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
Jan 25, 2012 Merk's Director of Reseach Kieran Osborne, CFA tells PBS's Nightly Business Report the reserve status of the U.S. dollar may be cracking
Jan 25, 2012 Central banks "may take out insurance" in 2012, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg
Jan 24, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Yahoo! Daily Ticker the Fed will keep the floodgates open, causing downward pressure on the U.S. dollar
Jan 24, 2012 Bad news is better than no news, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Yahoo! Daily Ticker in discussing Greece
Jan 19, 2012 Bloomberg features portfolio manager Axel Merk's gold, currency and commodity outlook for 2012
Jan 16, 2012 SmartMoney features the Merk Hard Currency Fund on their list of the Top 100 Mutual Funds
Jan 14, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Barron's Asian policy makers may allow their currencies to rise as the dynamics of Europe's threat of contagion plays out
Jan 11, 2012 In a Christian Science Monitor Op-ed, portfolio manager Axel Merk argues policy makers must make banks strong enough to stomach potential sovereign defaults
Jan 10, 2012 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the WSJ the U.S. dollar is vulnerable as foreigners must finance the growing U.S. debt
   
2011
Dec 19, 2011 Merkel and Draghi's game of chicken may be necessary for reform, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Fox Business
Dec 18, 2011 German Chancellor Merkel may be the the most influential person in the world of finance, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells InvestmentNews
Dec 14, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells CNN Money the market will keep pressure on European leaders to reform
Dec 12, 2011 Bloomberg reports that Merk cuts euro holdings in the Merk Hard Currency Fund
Dec 7, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Forbes we are reaching the stress level in the lending market that we had in the fall of 2008
Dec 1, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells US News & World report that market pressure must remain on policy makers
Dec 1, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk explains the central bank intervention on Forbes.com
Dec 1, 2011 The euro shows resilience, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells CNBC
Nov 28, 2011 Gold may resume its position as a hedge against inflation and uncertainty, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
Nov 28, 2011 Bad news is better than no news, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells CNN Money with regard to Europe's debt woes
Nov 26, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells The Hill very tough decisions have to be made in Europe
Nov 25, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells CNBC the bond market is forcing Europe to engage in dramatic reform
Nov 18, 2011 In Barron's cover article, portfolio manager Axel Merk explains the dollar's popularity as a reserve currency may be due to liquidity, rather than quality considerations
Nov 17, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters that gold will resume its position as a hedge against various uncertainties against the world
Nov 14, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the SF Chronicle the European Central bank (ECB) is far more reluctant to print money than the Fed
Nov 14, 2011 Gold may be in a holding pattern until the next stage of the global financial crisis, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
Nov 8, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells U.S. News & World Report the markets don't trust Italy's Berlusconi
Nov 4, 2011 Mario Draghi, the new European Central Bank (ECB) President, shows that he will be a straight talker, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg
Nov 4, 2011 Merk Senior Economic Advisor William Poole tells Reuters dissenting from the Fed requires a willingness to stick one's neck out
Nov 4, 2011 Newly minted ECB President Draghi tells politicians to get their act together
Nov 1, 2011 Greece's Papandreou is throwing in the towel, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Chicago Tribune
Nov 1, 2011 Greece's Papandreou is looking for a way out, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells FoxBusinss
Oct 28, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Singapore Business Times that a spike in borrowing cost for the government is the only thing that will break the US political deadlock
Oct 27, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters that the Japanese yen may provide refuge in a storm
Oct 27, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters that the gold market always thinks a step ahead
Sep 28, 2011 Operation Twist is a Primer for QE3, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Yahoo! Ticker
Sep 28, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk charts the "ugly course" for Europe on Yahoo! Ticker
Sep 22, 2011 Merk Senior Economic Advisor William Poole tells Bloomberg that the Fed is damaging its credibility
Sep 20, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Financial Times there is no such thing as a risk-free component to a portfolio
Sep 19, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells USA Today that U.S. investors may have substantial exposure to European banks
Sep 17, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells WSJ there is no silver bullet for the euro zone
Sep 14, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Financial Times that the European Central Bank (ECB) may lower rates next month
Sep 12, 2011 Bloomberg profiles the launch of the Merk Currency Enhanced U.S. Equity Fund
Sep 11, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg there may be value in the Australian dollar
Sep 10, 2011 Proposed payroll tax cut damages fiscal sustainability, portfolio manager axel merk tells The Hill
Sep 9, 2011 Businessweek, WSJ, Reuters and others report on Merk Investments' scaling back of euros
Sep 8, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells WSJ there may not be any safe havens left
Sep 7, 2011 The returns generated by currencies will most likely have a very low correlation to other investments, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the WSJ
Sep 7, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells WSJ there may be value in the Swiss franc after SNB intervention
Sep 6, 2011 With economies awash in money, inflation may pick up portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg
Sep 6, 2011 Reuters highlights that Merk Hard Currency Fund weathers Swiss intervention
Sep 2, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells CNNMoney it was unrealistic to expect Bernanke to announce a change in policy at this stage
Aug 29, 2011 The U.S. dollar may be rattled by the bond market, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg TV
Aug 29, 2011 Barron's magazine says the Merk Hard Currency Fund may be an attractive alternative to investors
Aug 22, 2011 Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's policies may be aimed at debasing the dollar, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Yahoo! Daily Ticker
Aug 19, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters that during the recent market turmoil the euro has been a bedrock of tranquillity
Aug 15, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Smart Money that the ECB can keep weak banks afloat
Aug 12, 2011 Morningstar focuses on the Merk Hard Currency Fund as a way to seek protection against market volatility
Aug 12, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Investment News Bernanke wants to debase the dollar to spur U.S. economic growth
Aug 12, 2011 U.S. policy makers may only introduce credible fiscal reform once the bond market forces action, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Investment News
Aug 5, 2011 Co-portfolio manager Kieran Osborne tells MarketWatch that investors may not be aware of their U.S. dollar risk
Aug 3, 2011 Portfolio manager axel merk tells BankRate "How a Weak Dollar Drains Your Pocketbook"
Aug 3, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters all the money printing by the U.S. is not translating to huge growth
Jul 30, 2011 With regard to Washington politics, the drama will continue, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
Jul 26, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells The Hill the markets are usually telling policy makers what to do, not vice versa
Jul 25, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Christian Science Monitor that gold may do well if the US is downgraded
Jul 21, 2011 WSJ profiles the Merk Hard Currency Fund in "Bold Investors Make Bullish Bets on Euro"
Jul 13, 2011 In Greece, gold is trusted hard money, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
Jul 8, 2011 In this exclusive SeekingAlpha interview, portfolio manager Axel Merk highlights ways investors are able to take advantage of diversification currencies may offer
Jul 8, 2011 In an exclusive interview with CNN Money, portfolio manager Axel Merk says the dollar may weaken because the U.S. is better at spending and printing money than the Eurozone
Jun 30, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells FoxBusiness that requiring banks to adhere to mark-to-market accounting would allow discarding much of the new regulation introduced
Jun 27, 2011 It is in nobody's best interest for Greece to leave the euro right now, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells CNNMoney
Jun 23, 2011 The WSJ highlights the Merk Hard Currency Fund in this exclusive interview with portfolio manager Axel Merk
Jun 23, 2011 U.S. government debt has been managed in recent years like an adjustable rate mortgage, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells The Hill
Jun 9, 2011 Merk Senior Economic Adviser William Poole tells MarketWatch that central planning principles are applied to regulating banks
Jun 8, 2011 Merk Senior Economic Adviser William Poole tells Bloomberg that excessive regulation in the U.S. is slowing the economic recover
Jun 3, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells The Hill that QE3 has become a real possibility
May 31, 2011 The "end" of QE2 is a great publicity stunt by the Fed, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Market Watch
May 23, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg that the bond market is the only language policy makers will listen to
May 23, 2011 The end of QE2 is not an exit and doesn't mean tightening, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg Businessweek
May 17, 2011 The world is awash with money, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg Businessweek
May 16, 2011 Recent volatility in gold shakes out trend chasers, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
May 13, 2011 A weak dollar is a double-edged sword, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells US News
May 13, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the WSJ China's dollar policy is an export subsidy
May 12, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk says the dollar is in graver danger than the euro in a Financial Times editorial, most read on ft.com for two days running
Apr 19, 2011 S&P gave Washington a warning shot, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells The Hill
Apr 18, 2011 The public still isn’t aware of how large the coming fiscal train wreck is, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells FoxBusiness
Apr 18, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells FoxBusiness that gold may benefit from US politics
Apr 18, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Financial Times that the Fed is likely to keep the economy awash in money at the end of QE2
Apr 18, 2011 S&P issued a wake-up call regarding U.S. government debt, portfolio Manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
Apr 15, 2011 Current account deficit makes U.S. dollar vulnerable, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells USA Today
Apr 15, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells CNN Money that if the Fed keeps rates too low for too long, investors may shy away from US Treasuries
Apr 5, 2011 Big money continues to believe in gold, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
Apr 1, 2011 The Fed's next step is no "exit", but a "pause", portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
Mar 28, 2011 The Swiss franc may be a safe haven, but is not cheap, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg
Mar 22, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Dow Jones that a strong yen is not Japan's biggest concern
Mar 14, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk discusses the impact the price of oil has on the markets with InvestmentNews
Mar 8, 2011 Currency investing is prudent diversification, but not rocket science, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells MarketWatch
Feb 14, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Dow Jones that the markets get used to crisis
Feb 10, 2011 Bernanke works on weakening the dollar, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the WSJ
Feb 8, 2011 China should allow its currency to rise to fight inflation, portfolio manager Axel Merk to CNN Money
Feb 7, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk discusses food inflation with WSJ in "Surging Commodity Prices Linked To Declining US Dollar"
Jan 26, 2011 European policy makers benefit from a clearer focus on inflation than their U.S. counterparts, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg
Jan 19, 2011 Short-term rates near zero increases the risk of interest-rate sensitivity, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg
Jan 6, 2011 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells CNN Money that the U.S. dollar may face a turbulent ride in 2011
   
2010
Dec 16, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells U.S. News there is no such thing as a safe asset
Dec 13, 2010 Portfolio Manager Axel Merk discusses why Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke may be pushing for inflation on the Korelin Economics Report.
Dec 7, 2010 Cleaning up myths that dirty the euro, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Financial Sense the euro may strengthen
Dec 3, 2010 The ECB keeps pressure on eurozone government to engage in fiscal reform, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg
Nov 22, 2010 Criticism of the Fed is making QE2 less effective, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the WSJ
Nov 4, 2010 Quantitative easing equates to the Fed attempting to debase the dollar, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
Oct 20, 2010 Financial Times OpEd: The strength of the euro is no accident
Oct 15, 2010 In a cover page analysis, the Wall Street Journal discusses portfolio manager Axel Merk's view that the Fed may be trying to devalue the dollar
Oct 15, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters that the Fed is trying to weaken the U.S. dollar to boost economic growth
Oct 7, 2010 Merk Senior Economic Adviser William Poole tells the WSJ that pushing inflation intentionally higher may backfire
Oct 4, 2010 Wall Street Journal discusses currency hedging with portfolio manager Axel Merk
Sept 29, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk cautions Reuters that the U.S. dollar may continue to weaken
Sept 28, 2010 Merk positive on Spain, realist on Greece in Morningstar discussion
Sept 28, 2010 Morningstar conference: Directional versus Non-direction currency investing
Sept 28, 2010 Morningstar conference: Currencies are less volatile than equities and fixed income
Sept 28, 2010 Morningstar conference: Currencies contrasted with investing in bond funds
Sept 28, 2010 Morningstar conference: Currencies may improve risk-adjusted returns of a portfolio
Sept 27, 2010 The Swiss franc plays an important role for a defensive and diversified portfolio, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg
Sept 21, 2010 Merk Senior Economic Adviser William Poole tells Time to listen to Fed's Tom Hoenig
Aug 30, 2010 Merk Senior Economic Adviser William Poole tells Bloomberg that he is "absolutely astonished" by the increase in the 10 year Treasury yield
Aug 16, 2010 The euro benefits from investor uncertainty in the U.S. recovery, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Dow Jones
Aug 12, 2010 Merk Senior Economic Adviser William Poole tells the New York Times that the Fed's decision to embrace quantitative easing is "essentially meaningless"
Aug 9, 2010 Fiscal and regulatory clarity may help the economy, not more money printing, Senior Economic Adviser William Poole tells the Wall Street Journal
Aug 8, 2010 The Dodd-Frank Reform Act may hurt competition, Senior Economic Adviser William Poole tells Bloomberg
Aug 3, 2010 The Swiss National Bank (SNB) may be putting its economy on a "kamikaze mission," portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg
July 23, 2010 Dow Jones profiles portfolio manager Axel Merk
July 20, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters that shorting the euro is no longer a "risk-free" trade
June 28, 2010 The dollar may weaken as the US. does the "heavy lifting" to boost economic growth, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg
June 24, 2010 MarketWatch outlines currency investing and highlights Merk Investments as a specialist in the asset class
May 19, 2010 WSJ discusses volatility in the currency market with portfolio manager Axel Merk
May 17, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg that the U.K., U.S. and Japan might be in a worse situation than the euro zone is in
May 11, 2010 "The Eurozone is finally getting its act together," portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
May 6, 2010 National and international media consult with portfolio manager Axel Merk to gain his perspective on the currency market turmoil [Click Here]
Apr 28, 2010 A default in Greece is preferable over uncertainty, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells SmartMoney
Apr 20, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk discusses with Bloomberg whether the Australian dollar is too popular
Apr 19, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk discusses with Bloomberg implications of Goldman woes
Apr 19, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Financial Times that the UK may introduce quantitative easing after the election
Apr 13, 2010 Greece needs to attract speculators, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Wall Street Journal
Apr 1, 2010 NAPFA Advisor article by Axel Merk "The Currency Asset Class: A Growing Source of Diversification"
Mar 25, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Business Week that the cost of borrowing may rise for all governments
Mar 25, 2010 Portugal's downgrade is deserved, but unlikely to cause lasting damage to the euro, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells CNN Money
Mar 24, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters Germany should not be bullied into pursuing a quick fix for Greece
Mar 17, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the AP that we may be in bubble territory
Mar 16, 2010 Sovereign debt issues are not confined to Greece, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Financial Times
Mar 10, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the WSJ that policy makers should embrace, not work against Credit Default Swaps (CDS)
Mar 8, 2010 The WSJ quotes portfolio manager Axel merk in "the euro has been a smashing success"
Mar 8, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Financial Times the market may ultimately put Greece's problems into the proper context
Feb 23, 2010 Reuters asks portfolio manager Axel Merk "How Long Can the U.S. Dollar Defy Gravity?"
Feb 19, 2010 Prudent decision making cannot be legislated, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells FoxBusiness
Feb 19, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Financial Times markets will get used to political theater in Greece
Feb 18, 2010 Recent dollar relief may provide opportunities for US investors to go outside the dollar, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells SmartMoney
Feb 16, 2010 The crisis in Greece may be an opportunity to grab euros on the cheap, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells The Wall Street Journal
Feb 10, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk discusses concerns over southern Europe with the San Francisco Chronicle
Feb 8, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk discusses how the G7 talks on Greece will not soothe global investors with Reuters
Feb 7, 2010 No one is really concerned about Greece—but people are concerned about the potential contagion, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Wall Street Journal
Jan 19, 2010 Portfolio manager Axel Merk discusses Greece's woes with The Wall Street Journal
Jan 8, 2010 Financial Advisor Magazine discusses: "Betting on Currencies" with portfolio manager Axel Merk
Jan 7, 2010 Japanese yen no longer Hard Currency, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg
   
2009
Dec 4, 2009 "The ECB is light years ahead of the Fed," Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Financial Times
Nov 27, 2009 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Fox Business Dubai's woes signal easy money for some time
Nov 25, 2009 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Canada's Financial Post central banks have moved from talk to action
Nov 24, 2009 Portfolio Manager discusses gold as an inflation hedge with the Christian Science Monitor
Nov 19, 2009 The Street asks portfolio manager Axel Merk how to protect from the dollar's decline
Nov 19, 2009 Investment Advisor magazine discusses: "Are Currencies the Holy Grail in Diversification?
Nov 19, 2009 Kiplinger Magazine's "2009 Best List" features "currency maven" Axel Merk's Hard Currency Fund
Nov 18, 2009 China may be fed up with U.S. policies, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells CNN Money
Nov 2009 No-Load Fund Investor profiles Merk Mutual Funds
Oct 12, 2009 Smart Money discusses ways to short the dollar with portfolio manager Axel Merk
Oct 11, 2009 "This rally may have a bad ending," portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Washington Post
Sep 21, 2009 MutualFundWire.com: Merk Nabs Marketing Pro
Sep 16, 2009 The Fed may want inflation, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg
Sep 9, 2009 Reuters interview — New Merk fund offers currencies for all
Aug 26, 2009 In a Bloomberg interview, portfolio manager Axel Merk cautions the Fed may be jeopardizing its independence.
Jun 28, 2009 The odds of the government curing its debts about as high as all of us flying to the moon, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells USAToday.
Jun 26, 2009 CNNMoney asks portfolio Manger Axel Merk, "is the dollar doomed?"
Jun 23, 2009 Higher interest rates may be deadly, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters.
Jun 17, 2009  In discussing the proposed reform of the financial system, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the New York Times, "The Fed is setting itself up for failure."
Jun 3, 2009 Portfolio Manager Axel Merk shares with Reuters his outlook on the purchasing power of the dollar.
Jun 3, 2009 Associated Press interviews Portfolio Manager Axel Merk in "Meltdown 101: Why is the dollar weakening"
May 27, 2009 Q&A on the dollar: portfolio manager Axel Merk speaks with Associated Press.
May 22, 2009 We may be in dangerous territory, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters
May 22, 2009 If you want to know what's going to happen in the U.S., take a look at the U.K., portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Wall Street Journal.
May 20, 2009 Kitco's Jon Nadler discusses portfolio manager Axel Merk's inflation concerns.
May 20, 2009 Business week discusses "Playing a Pullback in the Dollar"
May 7, 2009 In a Forbes interview, portfolio manager Axel Merk cautions the lack of a credible exit strategy may lead to inflation.
May 6, 2009 Stress tests may create new problems, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Financial Times.
Apr 30, 2009 In Forbes, portfolio manager Axel Merk warns the swine flu could hurt the dollar in the long term.
Apr 22, 2009 In the Financial Times' "View of the Day," portfolio manager Axel Merk cautions about the consequences of policies pursued.
Mar 30, 2009 The Fed may not  be able to keep inflation in check, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg.
Mar 26, 2009 Merk Senior Economic Adviser William Poole tells Bloomberg we are vulnerable to a possible "inflation explosion"
Mar 19, 2009 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the WSJ the Fed may not have an exit strategy
Mar 16, 2009 In an op-ed with the Financial Times, portfolio manager Axel Merk' says the Swiss franc may cede its safe haven status to the Norwegian krone.
Mar 03, 2009 Policies are going to be very, very expensive, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Washington Post.
Mar 02, 2009 Merk Senior Economic Adviser William Poole writes Op-Ed in New York Times "Stop the Bailouts"
Mar 02, 2009 The Fed may want inflation, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Financial Times.
Feb 19, 2009 Barron's publishes portfolio manager Axel Merk's concerns about Bernanke's exit strategy.
Feb 13, 2009 The government does not know what it is doing, but it's doing a lot of it, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters.
Feb 11, 2009 Portfolio manager Axel Merk is underwhelmed by Treasury Secretary Geithner’s financial stability plan; details in excerpts from his interviews with Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones and AP.
Feb 11, 2009 In a WSJ interview, portfolio manager Axel Merk cautions the dollar may follow the fate of the British pound.
Feb 09, 2009 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Associated Press that corporations that match local revenue with local expenses may be best prepared to deal with volatility in the currency markets.
Jan 27, 2009 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters why gold is rising versus all currencies.
Jan 20, 2009 In a Wall Street Journal interview, portfolio manager Axel Merk cautions that the financing requirements of the U.S. government may leave little money for the corporate and emerging market sovereign sectors that need to roll or raise debt in 2009
Jan 6, 2009 The Fed may be propping up a broken system, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells The Hill.
Jan 5, 2009 Investors are shell-shocked, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells The Wall Street Journal.
   
2008
Dec 29, 2008 In an interview with the Christian Science Monitor, portfolio manager Axel Merk cautions that the corporate sector may have difficulty rolling its debt in 2009.
Dec 19, 2008 Risk aversion is going to accelerate next year, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the AP.
Dec 16, 2008 Gold does not benefit from the disease, but from the cure of the disease, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters.
Dec 15, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells The Wall Street Journal that the Fed provides a disincentive to foreign governments to support the dollar.
Dec 9, 2008 Senior economic adviser William Poole tells Bloomberg Fed has usurped authority.
Nov 26, 2008 Helicopters have been ordered in, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the San Francisco Chronicle.
Nov 25, 2008 In an Associated Press interview, portfolio manager Axel Merk warns foreign buyers may not buy U.S. agency paper at artificially high prices.
Nov 24, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg that the market desperately needs leadership from Paulson.
Nov 12, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk discusses Paulson's revision to the $700 billion bailout with MarketWatch, Reuters, US Today & The Wall Street Journal.
Nov 2, 2008 In an Associated Press coverage, portfolio manager Axel Merk cautions bear markets end in exhaustion.
Oct 31, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas comments on first decline in real consumption in 17 years with The Wall Street Journal.
Oct 30, 2008 In an interview with USA Today portfolio manager Axel Merk compares the stock market to a tennis ball.
Oct 30, 2008 In The Wall Street Journal Joseph Brusuelas talks about the shape of things to come in US growth.
Oct 28, 2008 Portfolio Manager Axel Merk tells the San Francisco Chronicle that the dollar's recent rise may reflect panic buying.
Oct 27, 2008 The Wall Street Journal discusses the yen with Portfolio Manager Axel Merk.
Oct 24, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas tells US World 7 News Report why individuals should still be wary wading into the housing market.
Oct 23, 2008 Portfolio Manager Axel Merk discusses the slow thawing of the credit markets in a Los Angeles Times article.
Oct 22, 2008 Portfolio Manager Axel Merk discusses the credit markets with the Associated Press in "Investors cling tightly to their T-bills".
Oct 20, 2008 In a comment to High Yield Report, Portfolio Manager Axel Merk cautions that bank recapitalizations must include a buffer to allow for further asset write-downs.
Oct 17, 2008 In a Wall Street Journal op-ed letter, Merk Investments senior economic adviser William Poole warns that the federal government is now beginning to walk down the path of credit allocation.
Oct 15, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas tells The Wall Street Journal why the retail sales signals trouble ahead for holiday sales.
Oct 14, 2008 Capitalism requires capital, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells San Francisco Chronicle.
Oct 13, 2008 Portfolio Manager Axel Merk tells the High Yield Report that you have to start somewhere getting the system back up and running. 
Oct 8, 2008 In U.S. News and World Report Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas explains why the recent rise in pending home sales may be misleading.
Oct 8, 2008 In The New York Times Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas explains the meaning of the emergency global rate cut.
Oct 8, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas discusses the unprecedented action by the global central banks in The Wall Street Journal.
Oct 3, 2008 In The Wall Street Journal Portfolio Manager Axel Merk says the world's central banks may be forced to intervene in some sort of coordinated way due to the deterioration in credit markets.
Oct 1, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk explains the difference between the tech bust in 2000 and the current credit crisis with USA Today.
Sep 30, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas talks to the Washington Post about the danger of congressional inaction.
Sep 29, 2008 In an Associated Press interview entitled "Investors swarm T-bills as House rejects bailout", portfolio manager Axel Merk warns that even if the bailout is approved, it won't solve all problems.
Sep 28, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells San Francisco Chronicle that the government bailout plan may be 'an inefficient use of our fire power'.
Sep 26, 2008 In the New York Times Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas discusses how deep in debt the US is.
Sep 23, 2008 In The Washington Post, Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas comments on the market's reaction to Bernanke's testimony. 
Sep 22, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Associated Press that the government bailout plan is not an "all is clear" signal.
Sep 22, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells The Wall Street Journal that we must preserve fair rules in U.S. markets to support the dollar and attract capital from abroad.
Sep 19, 2008 On the front page of the Money & investing section of The Wall Street Journal, Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas comments on the decline in appetite for risky US debt.
Sep 13, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas comments to the New York Times on the mixed prospects for the U.S. economy.
Sep 13, 2008 In The Wall Street Journal Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas addresses the dark clouds gathering over the U.S. consumer.
Sep 11, 2008

The government may hinder the raising of capital for financial institutions, Portfolio Manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg.

Sep 5, 2008 In The Wall Street Journal Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas discusses the sharp jump in the rate of unemployment.
Aug 30, 2008 In The New York Times Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas explains why individual consumption is a bit softer that it appears.
Aug 28, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas analyzes surprise durable goods orders in The New York Times.
Aug 26, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas explains to The Wall Street Journal why current housing data are all but a prologue.
Aug 25, 2008 In The Wall Street Journal Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas addresses the mid summer bounce in home sales activity.
Aug 21, 2008 Portfolio Manager Axel Merk tells Bloomberg why Paulson's 'bazooka' is not calming the markets yet.
Aug 14, 2008 In the Chicago Tribune Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas comments on producer prices and global inflation.
Aug 13, 2008 In The Wall Street Journal Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas comments on the weak July retail sales numbers.
Aug 9, 2008 In the Washington Post Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas discusses the fall in oil and the dollar.
Aug 5, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas talks about the US Federal Reserve's monetary statement in The Wall Street Journal.
Jul 27, 2008 In The New York Times Merk Investments Senior Economic Adviser William Poole calls for dissolution of Fannie and Freddie.
Jul 26, 2008 In TheStreet.com, Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas discusses growth, consumption and the economy.
Jul 22, 2008 The Associated Press discusses Merk Hard Currency Fund in "Like Investors, Funds Add Cash in Uneven Market".
Jul 19, 2008 In the Washington Post Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas talks about the markets and economic environment.
Jul 16, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas comments on the June consumer price index in The Wall Street Journal.
Jul 6, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle interviews Merk Investments' senior economic advisor William Poole.
Jun 26, 2008 In The Wall Street Journal Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas shares his view on the modest improvement in home sales.
Jun 25, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas comments with The Wall Street Journal on the inaction of the Fed.
Jun 24, 2008 The Wall Street Journal asks Merk Investments what it expects from the Federal Reserve.
Jun 19, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas comments on rising jobless claims with Reuters.
Jun 18, 2008 The Wall Street Journal asks Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas about the difficulties of the Fed.
Jun 15, 2008 Bloomberg News: Bond fund's chief: Weak dollar could last decade.
Jun 13, 2008 In The Wall Street Journal Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas discusses Consumer Prices
Jun 6, 2008 In MarketWatch, Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas talks about the impact of the rise in unemployment.
Jun 4, 2008 Axel Merk discusses how U.S. inflation may affect Asian currencies with The Wall Street Journal.
Jun 3, 2008 Portfolio Manager Axel Merk shares his view to the Wall Street Journal as 'Bernanke Jerks the Dollar Higher'.
May 30, 2008 The invisible tax that is inflation effects consumer spending, Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas tells The Wall Street Journal.
May 24, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas on the Fall in Existing Home Sales with The New York Times.
May 20, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas on Global Commodities with Business Spectator
May 13, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas on April retail sales with the The Wall Street Journal.
May 13, 2008 Portfolio Manager Axel Merk tells Reuters that inflation is becoming firmly rooted
May 13, 2008 Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas comments on consumer spending with Thomson Financial on CNBC.com.
May 9, 2008 Inflation has reduced the appetite of consumers to spend as the trade deficit narrows, chief economist Joseph Brusuelas tells The Wall Street Journal.
Apr 21, 2008 The Wall Street Journal discusses how individuals may want to invest in currencies.
Apr 18, 2008 Fox Business interviews portfolio manager Axel Merk in "Merk Asian Currency is Bullish on China".
Apr 8, 2008 Merk Hard and Asian Currency Fund manager Axel Merk tells Reuters that gold is moving towards private hands
Apr 1, 2008 Reuters covers Merk Asian Currency Fund launch.
Apr 2008 Kiplinger discusses Merk Hard Currency Fund.
Mar 31, 2008 Fox Business asks portfolio manager Axel Merk to weigh in on Paulson's proposal to reform of the financial system.
Mar 25, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters that the credit contraction is not over.
Mar 24, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk explains Fed's new auction facility to High Yield Report.
Mar 23, 2008 The Wall Street Journal discusses options investors have to potentially profit from the greenback's decline.
Mar 17, 2008 Fund Strategy discusses the fundamentals driving the price of gold with portfolio manager Axel Merk
Mar 17, 2008 Dow Jones Newswires asks portfolio manager Axel Merk about where to find shelter from the storm
Mar 17, 2008 FoxBusiness asks portfolio manager Axel Merk 'Which Bank is Next to Fold?'.
Mar 13, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk discusses gold mining companies with Dow Jones Newswires.
Mar 1, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk comments on dollar's fall to record lows to Bloomberg.
Feb 29, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells FOXBusiness that regulators will need to walk a fine line in regulating sovereign wealth funds.
Feb 27, 2008 "V" or "U" shaped economic recovery? Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Associated Press to expect a "bathtub" shaped recovery.
Feb 23, 2008 Bloomberg quotes portfolio manger Axel Merk in "Dollar Falls to 3-Week Low Against Euro on Recession Concern".
Feb 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk explains to SFO magazine why the strong euro has not had more political resistance. 
Feb 15, 2008 Bloomberg interviews portfolio manager Axel Merk in "Dollar Heads for Biggest Weekly Loss This Year Against Euro".
Feb 6, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Fox News that housing may get much worse in 'Government Flails for Answers in Housing Downturn'.
Jan 31, 2008 Worries about mortgages' insurers weigh on the markets, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Washington Post.
Jan 29, 2008 The Wall Street Journal's Personal Finance lists the Merk Hard Currency Funds diversification play on 'How to Survive the New Gold Rush' in its cover page story.
Jan 28, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk comments on the Federal Reserve's emergency rate cut to High Yield Report.
Jan 2008 Kiplinger's Personal Finance Feb. 2008 issue discusses the Merk Hard Currency Fund in "5 Ways to Bet on a Sinking Dollar".
Jan 25, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk comments on $7 billion trading loss at Societe Generale to the Washington Post.
Jan 22, 2008 401(k) plans do not offer enough defensive alternatives, portfolio Manager Axel Merk tells Fox Business.
Jan 22, 2008 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Washington Post that European and Asian equity markets may face further declines.
Jan 11, 2008 In a Bloomberg News interview, portfolio manager Axel Merk says the Federal Reserve may focus on growth rather than inflation.
Jan 10, 2008 As gold approaches $900 an ounce, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Reuters, there is little the Federal Reserve (Fed) can do about a pending recession, but there is a lot the Fed would like to do.
   
2007
Dec 28, 2007 In a WSJ interview, portfolio manager Axel Merk urges the European Central Bank (ECB) to make sure that their emergency cash infusion is temporary.
Dec 28, 2007 Bloomberg surveys top 2007 funds that benefited from the property and subprime losses.
Dec 19, 2007 Associated Press discusses downgrade of mortgage insurer to junk status with portfolio manager Axel Merk.
Dec 12, 2007 The Federal Reserve is in emergency mode, portfolio manager Axel Merk tells the Wall Street Journal.
Dec 5, 2007 Portfolio Manager Axel Merk cautions about the stability of the financial markets to the Associated Press.
Dec 4, 2007 Portfolio Manager Axel Merk comments on Russia's admission to have oil traded in rubles to the AP.
Nov 29, 2007 Fox Business News quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk in 'How to Avoid a Bust in the China Stock Market Boom'.
Nov 20, 2007 Washington Post quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk in 'Fallout From Credit Crunch Creates Another One'.
Nov 14, 2007 Merk Hard Currency Fund manager Axel Merk comments to Associated Press in 'Pop Culture Gives Weak Dollar a Bad Rap'.
Nov 12, 2007 Fund Strategy discusses the dollar with portfolio manager Axel Merk as part of an in an in-depth analysis.
Nov 9, 2007 Portfolio manager Axel Merk discusses forces acting on the dollar with the Wall Street Journal's Marketblog.
Nov 8, 2007 Portfolio Manager Axel Merk tells Reuters his views on Bernanke testimony.
Nov 8, 2007 Portfolio manager Axel Merk cautions about increased volatility in forex markets in Canada's "Financial Post".
Nov 7, 2007 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells USA Today that the Federal Reserve (Fed) rate cut is not working.
Nov 5, 2007 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells High Yield Report that credit markets are not back to normal.
Oct 31, 2007 Reuters quotes porfolio manager Axel Merk in 'Gold could rise further after futures hit $800'.
Oct 31, 2007 Portfolio manager Axel Merk's explains why the cut in interest rate is bad policy to the Wall Street Journal.
Oct 30, 2007 Reuters quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk's view on how the Federal Reserve (Fed) manages expectations.
Oct 30, 2007 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells Associated Press that an interest rate cut does not help those who need access to credit.
Oct 23, 2007 The Wall Street Journal writes the Merk Hard Currency Fund has surged to $200 million in assets.
Oct 23, 2007 Portfolio manager Axel Merk says the dollar focus shifts to the Federal Reserve (Fed) on TheStreet.com.
Oct 20, 2007 Financial Times quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk's reservations about the banks' planned $100 billion mortgage asset special investment vehicle (SIV).
Oct 16, 2007 Portfolio manager Axel Merk expresses concern about SIV bailout to Associated Press.
Oct 12, 2007 Portfolio Manager Axel Merk warns the Fed is using the Dollar as a policy tool in the WSJ.
Oct 5, 2007 Bloomberg quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk in "China Enjoys Ben-Carry Trade Thanks to Bernanke".
Oct 1, 2007 Portfolio manager Axel Merk issues cautious statement in Washington Post article on "credit fears easing."
Oct 1, 2007 The Ottawa Business Journal discusses portfolio manager Axel Merk's views on the Fed rate cut in "Bad credit? No problem".
Sep 28, 2007 New York Sun quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk in "Dollar's Fall Starts to Stir Worry".
Sep 27, 2007 The Wall Street Journal quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk in "The Incredible Shrinking Dollar".
Sep 24, 2007 Christian Science Monitor quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk in "How the falling dollar affects Americans".
Sep 23, 2007 Washington Post discusses currency investments in "The Dollar in Decline".
Sep 20, 2007 Portfolio manager Axel Merk tells TheStreet.com the Fed was wrong in lowering rates.
Sep 17, 2007 Kiplinger.com discusses the Fund in "Avoid a Weak Dollar With Merk Hard Currency".
Sep 11, 2007 Associated Press quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk in "Gold draws attention amid rate woes".
Aug 31, 2007 Reuters quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk's view on subprime bailout plan.
Aug 31, 2007 In an Associated Press interview, portfolio manager Axel Merk suggests a true bailout should allow homeowners to walk away from their homes.
Aug 27, 2007 The Wall Street Journal quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk cautioning about the yen's long-term outlook.
Aug 24, 2007 Associated Press quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk cautioning about the Fed's intentions.
Aug 24, 2007 Associated Press interviews Axel Merk on market forces driving the price of gold.
Aug 6, 2007 Portfolio Manager Axel Merk cautions mortgage woes may persist in Associated Press interview.
Jul 22, 2007 Terry Savage on TheStreet.com discusses how to hedge your retirement savings with currencies.
Jul 20, 2007 Associated Press quotes Axel Merk in "Commodity Prices Lifted by Weak Dollar".
Jul 18, 2007 Associated Press quotes Axel Merk in "Wall Street firms face devaluation of assets as subprime woes spread, analysts say".
Jul 17, 2007 Market News International discusses dollar implications of the subprime fallout with portfolio manager Axel Merk.
Jul 13, 2007 Reuters quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk saying that 'there is no such thing as a safe asset anymore.'
Jun 29, 2007 Associated Press interviews portfolio manager Axel Merk about problems in the mortgage sector.
Jun 25, 2007 Christian Science Monitor quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk in "Has boom in going private hit its peak?".
Jun 21, 2007 Associated Press interviews Axel Merk about implications the collapse of sub-prime hedge funds may have for the market.
Jun 20, 2007 Axel Merk is quoted by Associated Press in "Bear Fund Fall Raises Mortgage Questions".
May 30, 2007 The Wall Street Journal's MarketBeat column quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk's assessment that China's market volatility may spread.
May 20, 2007 USA Today quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk in "Investors ponder impact of China stock bubble on markets".
May 12, 2007 Wall Street Journal discusses currency funds (subscription required).
May 11, 2007 Associated Press quotes Axel Merk in "Some Analysts Warn of Stagflation".
Apr 27, 2007 The Wall Street Journal echoes portfolio manager Axel Merk's concern that the U.S. economy faces stagflation.
Apr 21, 2007 Associated Press quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk in "Dollar's fall may put assets at risk".
Apr 20, 2007 Financial Times quotes Axel Merk in "Dollar Slides as U.S. growth lags".
Apr 19, 2007 New York Sun quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk as the Pound Tops $2.
Apr 19, 2007 Bloomberg quotes Axel Merk in 'Dollar Poised to Drop to All-Time Low Versus Euro'.
Apr 5, 2007 Reuters discusses portfolio manager Axel Merk's view on how trade deficit may impact dollar.
Mar 29, 2007 Reuters quotes Axel Merk's optimism about the euro.
Mar 20, 2007 TheStreet.com asks portfolio manager Axel Merk about the action in gold in light of the Fed meeting this week.
Mar 20, 2007 Reuters quotes Axel Merk as the Chinese central bank governor states China will stop accumulating foreign currency reserves.
Mar 13, 2007 Reuters quotes Axel Merk as investors pare risks.
March 2007 Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine discusses the Fund in "How to Bet Against the Greenback."
Mar 6, 2007 USA Today discusses Axel Merk's view that U.S. markets may suffer as the carry trade unwinds.
Mar 6, 2007 Reuters quotes Axel Merk's outlook on gold.
Mar 2, 2007 Financial Times quotes Axel Merk in "The avenging goddess Volatility vents her anger."
Mar 2, 2007 Washington Post quotes Axel Merk's view on how increased volatility may affect markets.
Mar 1, 2007 Christian Science Monitor quotes Axel Merk on volatility in the markets.
Mar 1, 2007 The Wall Street Journal quotes Axel Merk's discussion on how the increase in volatility is likely to reduce the carry trade.
Feb 27, 2007 Reuters discusses volatility in the currency markets with Axel Merk.
Feb 21, 2007 Bloomberg News quotes Axel Merk's outlook on the yen.
Feb 9, 2007 Associated Press discusses Axel Merk's perspective on future foreign government buying of U.S. bonds.
Feb 5, 2007 The Wall Street Journal quotes Axel Merk's negative view on the yen.
Jan 30, 2007 Financial Times publishes portfolio manager Axel Merk's letter to the editors calling for reform at European Central Bank.
Jan 26, 2007 Associated Press discusses portfolio manager Axel Merk's interest rate outlook.
Jan 12, 2007 Investment News interviews portfolio manager Axel Merk about the  five year anniversary of the euro.
   
2006
Dec 29, 2006 Business Week publishes an exclusive interview with portfolio manager Axel Merk in "A Fund that Gains from a Falling Dollar".
Dec 25, 2006 Business Week discusses the Merk Hard Currency Fund in its cover story "Gaining on the Falling Dollar".
Dec 19, 2006 Associated Press quotes portfolio manger Axel Merk in "Thailand Market Plunge a Wake-Up Call".
Dec 12, 2006 Associated Press discusses the Merk Hard Currency Fund in "Currency funds gain as dollar falls".
Dec 6, 2006 Christian Science Monitor quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk in "The sliding dollar: both boon and bane."
Dec 4, 2006 Wall Street Journal discusses Merk Hard Currency Fund in "Fund  Investors Turn to Currency To Hedge Markets" (subscription required).
Dec 3, 2006 The San Francisco Chronicle discusses "Several ways to hedge against falling dollar."
Nov 30, 2006 MarketWatch.com discusses Merk Hard Currency Fund in "Investors turning to currency mutual-funds to diversify."
Nov 30, 2006 CNNMoney quotes Axel Merk in "The dollar's slide: How far, how hard?"
Nov 21, 2006 Market News International quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk's  concern about Asian currencies.
Oct 30, 2006 Bloomberg discusses portfolio manager Axel Merk's outlook on gold.
Oct 26. 2006 The Wall Street Journal publishes portfolio manager Axel Merk's anticipated reaction to the Federal Reserve Bank interest rate decision.
Oct 20, 2006 Christian Science Monitor quotes Axel Merk's warning about the stock market's euphoria.
Sep 20, 2006 The Wall Street Journal quotes interviews portfolio manager Axel Merk about the Thai Baht
Aug 30, 2006 Bloomberg quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk's negative outlook on yen.
Aug 20, 2006 Wall Street Journal discusses currency funds. (subscription required)
Aug 3, 2006 Wall Street Journal's MarketBeat quotes Axel Merk in discussing implications of rising interest rates for the dollar.  (subscription required)
Jun 1, 2006 Wealth Manager interviews portfolio manager Axel Merk about how the global imbalances affect gold and the dollar (registration required).
May 12, 2006 Wall Street Journal's MarketBeat covers portfolio manager Axel Merk's outlook on volatility (subscription required).
May 11, 2006 The San Francisco Chronicle discusses with portfolio manager Axel Merk the reasons behind the rise of gold.
May 3, 2006 The Wall Street Journal discusses the Merk Hard Currency Fund in  "Latest Advice On Wall Street: Buy Currencies" (subscription required).
May 3, 2006 MSN Money discusses the Merk Hard Currency Fund in "Profit from the  shrinking dollar".
Apr 30, 2006 The New York Times discusses the Merk Hard Currency Fund in "When the Dollar Zigs, These Mutual Funds May Zag".
Apr 27 2006 The Wall Street Journal's Marketbeat column features Axel Merk's comments on precious metals.
Apr 25, 2006 The Wall Street Journal interviews portfolio manager Axel Merk in "Can Asia Stocks Defy Dollar?" (subscription required).
Apr 12, 2006 Axel Merk comments on the latest trade deficit release in Reuters coverage entitled "Dollar relief from trade looks temporary".
Apr 3, 2006 The Wall Street Journal's Marketbeat column features Axel Merk's comments about the widening current-account deficit  (subscription required).
Mar 2, 2006 The Wall Street Journal quotes Axel Merk's comment on the interest rate hike by the European Central Bank (subscription required).
Feb 28, 2006 Reuters interviews portfolio manager Axel Merk in "Dollar weakens broadly as U.S. data weigh".
Feb 8, 2006 Standard & Poors asks portfolio manager Axel Merk "What if China Dumps its Dollars?".
Jan 11, 2006 Axel Merk cautions about retail spending and the potential for further interest rate hikes in an article by The Christian Science Monitor.
Jan 9, 2006 InstitutionalInvestor.com interviews portfolio manager Axel Merk.
   
2005
Dec 11, 2005 Columnist Warren Boroson quotes Axel Merk.
Dec 9, 2005 Associated Press quotes portfolio manager Axel Merk in "U.S. Foreign Money Addiction Means Trouble."
Dec 2, 2005 TheStreet.com interviews portfolio manager Axel Merk.
Nov 24, 2005 TheStreet.com quotes Axel Merk thanking Bernanke in a lighthearted article published on Thanksgiving.
Oct 26, 2005 Financial Times discusses further comments by Axel Merk on Bernanke's nomination.
Oct 25, 2005 MSNBC discusses Axel Merk's concerns about Ben Bernanke.
Oct 24, 2005 Financial Times presents Axel Merk's view on Bernanke's nomination to succeed Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Greenspan.
Oct 7, 2005 Reuters quotes Axel Merk's opinion about the financial health of the US consumer.
October 2005 Better-Investing.org is discussing Axel Merk's views on international investing in "Investors Consider Whether It's Time To Go Global".
Sep 22, 2005 During his recent trip to China, Axel Merk had an interview with Reuters' China economics editor leading to a quote in "China learns Japan's Plaza Accord lesson".
Jul 29, 2005 Reuters quotes Axel Merk in discussing the sensitivity of the U.S. economy to rises in interest rates.
Jul 22, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor quotes Axel Merk's assessment that China's repositioning of its currency to a basket of currencies may have a snowball effect.
Jul 6, 2005 Barron's Online interviews portfolio manager Axel Merk (subscription required).
Jun 24, 2005 The Merk Hard Currency Fund was portrayed on page C1 in the Wall Street Journal; an updated version appeared on June 26, 2005, in the WSJ's Sunday Journal (subscription required).
Jun 20, 2005 InvestmentNews.com portrays the Merk Hard Currency Fund.
June 2005 Boomer Market Adviser discusses Axel Merk's view on challenges of baby boomers desire to retire.
Jun 7, 2005 Richard Daughty a.k.a. the Mogambo Guro analyses Axel Merk's opinion on the housing market in the Daily Reckoning.
Jun 6, 2005 Bud Conrad's analysis of "The US Trade Deficit is Unsustainable" mentions the Fund.
May 11, 2005 Reuters quotes Axel Merk's assessment of the latest trade deficit numbers.
Apr 29, 2005 Christian Science Monitor features Axel Merk comments on China revaluation.
Apr 25, 2005 KitcoCasey and Safehaven.com reprint our analysis on how Fed Policy is driven by Public Perception rather than Monetary Policy.
Apr 21, 2005 Reuters covers Axel Merk's assessment on his outlook on the equity markets given the global imbalances.
Mar 6, 2005 Bloomberg has quote on our inflation outlook.
Feb 25, 2005 KitcoCasey reprints our analysis on how the administration and Greenspan are catalyts to a weaker dollar.
Feb 10, 2005 Reuters quotes Axel Merk in an article titled "Hedge Funds, in Shift, See Further Dollar Rally".
Feb 7, 2005 The Los Angeles Business Journal quotes Axel Merk's opinion in this article on how to deal with the dollar (registration required).

 

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