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GoldSeek Radio Nugget -- Axel Merk: Chiefly invested in precious metals mining shares

Axel Merk, founder of Merk Investments manages over $1 billion in gold and gold related assets rejoin the show - he's optimistic on the PMs sector due in no small part to frothy financial markets and artificial interest rates. The longer that market extremes continue, the greater the expected reaction and potential for safe haven assets, such as the PMs. 

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Geoeconomic uncertainty continues to escalate amid uncertain business conditions. Case in point, a colleage of Axel's recently observed their electronic products double in price, during transit, emblematic of runaway prices. US housing is another key example, where builders and homeowners continue to benefit from low Fed rates.

Merk Investments remains chiefly invested in precious metals mining shares - Axel notes "... we're quite early in the (shares) cycle there..." Key point: the traditional 60/40 stocks to bonds ratio may no longer be adequate to protect investment portfolios, precious metals are an essential safe haven investment. Plus, be like "Elon Musk" invest in yourself, the best investment you'll ever make!



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Axel Merk is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Merk Investments, manager of the Merk Funds.

Founder of the firm bearing his name, Merk is an expert on macro trends. He is a sought-after speaker, contributor and author; Axel Merk's book, Sustainable Wealth, describes how the greater economic universe works, how it might 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.

Axel Merk founded Merk Investments in Switzerland in 1994; in 2001, he relocated the business to California. He has grown Merk Investments into an investment advisory firm offering investment funds and advisory services on liquid global markets, including domestic and international equities, fixed income, commodities and currencies.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and their four children. He is a marathon runner and a private pilot.

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