Axel G Merk
Industry: Financial Services—Asset Management
About Axel G Merk
Axel Merk is the Founder and President of Merk Investments LLC and the author of Sustainable Wealth: Achieve Financial Security in a Volatile World of Debt and Consumption.
Merk is considered an expert, providing insights on macro trends, hard money, international investing and building sustainable wealth. An authority on currencies, he pioneered the use of strategic currency investing to seek diversification.
Merk’s insight and expertise have allowed him to foresee major economic developments: As early as 2003, he identified the building of the credit bubble; in 2005, Merk positioned his clients to move out of real estate and the faltering U.S. dollar by investing in hard currencies and gold; in early 2007 he wisely cautioned that volatility would surge, causing a painful credit contraction affecting all asset classes. Read the latest Merk Insights providing the Merk perspective on currencies, global imbalances, the trade deficit, the socio-economic impact of the U.S. administration’s policies and effects on your wealth.
Merk’s 2009 book Sustainable Wealth: Achieve Financial Security in a Volatile World of Debt and Consumption is about understanding how the greater economic universe works, how that may affect your finances, and how to manage those finances to seek financial stability. Please visit sustainablewealth.org for more information.
Axel Merk is a sought after speaker and author on topics ranging from the economy, gold and currencies to sustainable wealth and personal finance, as well as a regular guest and contributor to the business media around the world.
Axel Merk holds a B.A. in Economics (magna cum laude) and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Brown University in Rhode Island.
Axel Merk founded Merk Investments in Switzerland in 1994; in 2001 he relocated the business to the U.S. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four children.