Axel Merk

Axel Merk

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Axel Merk is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Merk Investments. He is an expert on macro trends, international investing, hard money, and building sustainable wealth. A recognized authority on currencies, Merk is a pioneer in the use of strategic currency investing to seek diversification. Merk is also a sought-after speaker and author on topics that range from the economy, gold, and currencies to sustainable wealth and personal finance. He appears as a regular guest and contributor to major business publications around the world.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Merk's insight and expertise have allowed him to foresee major economic developments:
  • In 2003, he pinpointed the macro trend of U.S. dollar volatility while warning about the building of the credit bubble.
  • In 2005, he positioned his clients to move out of real estate and protect them against a faltering U.S. dollar by investing in hard currencies and gold.
  • In 2007, he wisely cautioned that volatility would surge, causing a painful global credit contraction affecting all asset classes. 
  • He is a regular guest on CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV.
  • He is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron's, and other financial publications around the world.
  • He is a marathon runner and a private pilot.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.