Axel Merk: Rate Hikes, Stagflation, Gold

Goldseek, Released on 11/28/22

Head of Merk Investment, 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.

Axel Merk is the Founder, President, Portfolio Manager, and CIO at Merk Investments LLC. He is an expert on qualitative research and macroeconomic trends. Mr. Merk is also an expert on macro trends, hard money, international investing, and on building sustainable wealth, and he is a pioneer in the use of strategic currency investing to seek diversification. He is a 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. Mr. Merk is an Author of the book Sustainable Wealth: Achieve Financial Security in a Volatile World of Debt and Consumption.

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