This week on GoldSeek.com Radio, from Silicon Valley (Palo Alto, CA), CEO/CIO of Merk Investments, Axel Merk rejoins the show. Mr. Merk manages $1B in precious metals/mining, currencies, equities & fixed income.
Axel Merk, an avid jogger, encourages interested listeners, including the host, to increase outdoor exercise for maximum health benefits. Nothing boosts the immune system better than fresh air, brisk exercise and natural solar produced Vitamin D! Two years later, after following Axel’s advice and friends at YHC, the host is training via 2, 5k’s per week. The host recommends: couch-to-5k training for neophytes.
While not at high-risk for contracting Covid-19, our guest took the vaccine due in part to seeing the effects of the virus on unvaccinated family members.
On the domestic economic front, inflation remains a chief concern. Just a few years ago, few people would believe a hamburger priced at $50-$100 – today, the menus of several cities around the nation reflect these prices. The duo view the trend as a warning salvo of potential runaway prices ahead for the global economy.
For investors interested in cryptocurrencies, once a floor is reached around $10,000-$15,000 per BTC, the ETF offers opportunities for investors to diversify into the new arena with the added benefit of securities regulation, even institutional investors have the option of purchasing the Bitcoin ETF, GBTC. Merely a 1% investment adds substantial potential alpha benefits to even the most risk-averse, investment portfolio.
Axel Merk outlines his vantage point and position on the PMs sector – be sure and tune in for all the details.
President & CIO
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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