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GoldSeek Radio Nugget -- Axel Merk: Stagflation, Reality is stranger than fiction

  • Head of Merk Investments, Axel Merk returns with says when it comes to financial markets and economic activity, "reality is stranger than fiction."
  • The pace of Fed rate hikes could pause after two more hikes, first .50. Even if Fed policymakers "pivot", lowering rates, it may not be sustainable - rates could continue higher than most investors anticipate.
  • Our guest expects "Stagflation" as economic conditions continue to contract as prices continue higher - Merk launched a stagflation ETF.
  • Merk investments is watching money flows in gold ETFs and junior gold mining companies, which tend to outperform amid similar economic conditions.

President & CIO

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

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 holds a B.A. in Economics (magna cum laude) and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Brown University.

Axel Merk has grown Merk Investments into a $1 billion investment advisory firm offering investment funds and advisory services on liquid global markets, including domestic and international equities, fixed income, commodities and currencies.

Married with four children, he is a long-distance runner, weekend vintner and private pilot.

Follow Axel on Twitter to receive real-time updates on the economy, currencies, and global dynamics directly from Axel Merk.

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