Merk Hard Currency Fund
FSU Contributor and Joseph Brusuelas, Chieft Economist/VP Global Strategies, Merk Investments
06/17/2010 U.S. Fights Global Hangover: Getting Drunk in the Process?
06/10/2010 ECB Inflexibly Flexible - A Turning Point for the Euro?
05/27/2010 Critical Juncture - Update on the euro, Australian dollar and Japanese yen
05/11/2010 Europe's Bazooka
04/28/2010 Greece Requires Conservatorship
04/27/2010 Implications of Chinese yuan Appreciation
04/15/2010 U.S. Dollar—Grave Concerns Remain
04/08/2010 Life/Euro Beyond Greece - Crystal Clear
03/24/2010 Is the IMF to Greece what China is to the U.S.?
03/15/2010 Strong Yuan in China's Interest
03/02/2010 Greece - From Hard Money to Fool's Gold
02/08/2010 Euro - Anchor of Stability?
02/02/2010 What's next for the Dollar?
01/19/2010 Yen's Kamikaze Flight Trajectory
01/14/2010 ECB - Greece No California
12/15/2009 Buying a House—A Risky Proposition?
12/02/2009 Dollar Implications of Dubai Jitters
11/17/2009 Strong Dollar Policy: What??
11/05/2009 Who Cares About the Dollar?
10/26/2009 Abolishing Risk Destroys America and Your Wealth
10/20/2009 Recognizing a Bubble—Dynamics of Free Money
10/01/2009 Japanese Politics and the Yen
09/11/2009 A New Era of Opportunity by Kieran Osborne
08/27/2009 Bernanke: Central Bankers' Bob the Builder?
08/12/2009 Fed a Rudderless Ship?
07/21/2009 Credit Crunch Part Deux
07/08/2009 Follow the Herd? Or Reason? by Kieran Osborne
06/24/2009 Inflation or Hyperinflation?
06/16/2009 U.S. Dollar: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
06/11/2009 Fed Hit by Subpoena - Fasten Your Seatbelt
06/02/2009 Geithner & China: Who Are You Fooling?
05/07/2009 Market-Based Stress Test May Relieve Anxiety
04/30/2009 Pearls Before Swine—Perils of Free Money
04/20/2009 (Un)Intended Consequences: Uncertainty, Inflation & Inflexibility
03/31/2009 Bailout Economics: Politics of Self Destruction
03/18/2009 Reflation Investing—Which Currencies Benefit?
03/10/2009 Depression Investing: Which Currencies to Hide in?
02/24/2009 The Euro - Are There Any Hard Currencies Left?
02/11/2009 Confidence More Important Than Gold
01/27/2009 China and the U.S. Play Chicken
01/13/2009 Live Free Or Die: Capitalism At Risk
12/17/2008 Fed Fights to Weaken Dollar
12/08/2008 China: Carpe Diem!
12/02/2008 Monetizing the Debt
11/21/2008 The Road to Financial Ruin: We Have to Spend Money Now
11/11/2008 Bretton Woods II—A Roadmap
11/07/2008 Non-Farm Payrolls: October Collapse by Joseph Brusuelas
10/17/2008 Reduced Gasoline Prices Provide Relief, But... by Joseph Brusuelas
10/09/2008 Recession Signals: Industrial Production Looks To Decline Again by Joseph Brusuelas
10/07/2008 The World in Crisis: Where are the Safe Havens?
10/02/2008 US Employment Picture: September Non-Farm Payrolls Preview by Joseph Brusuelas
09/26/2008 Budgetary Consequences Of The Financial Crisis by Joseph Brusuelas
09/25/2008 Urgent Appeal: Recapitalize Financial Institutions Rather than Bail Out Debt
09/19/2008 Potential Economic Fallout From Credit Crisis by Joseph Brusuelas
09/12/2008 Federal Open Market Committee Meeting: September 16 by Joseph Brusuelas
08/15/2008 The Dollar: Short-Term Rebalancing Of Expectations... by Joseph Brusuelas
08/13/2008 The Case For and Against the Dollar
08/08/2008 Premature Celebration: The Market and the Fed by Joseph Brusuelas
08/01/2008 US Budget Deficit to Grow Much Worse by Joseph Brusuelas
07/25/2008 Tale of Two Economic Releases by Joseph Brusuelas
07/18/2008 Dissolve Fannie and Freddie by Joseph Brusuelas
07/11/2008 An Economy In Trouble by Joseph Brusuelas
07/02/2008 Coming Wave of Regulation and the Risk to the Dollar by Joseph Brusuelas
06/20/2008 US Current Account - Still A Drag On The Dollar by Joseph Brusuelas
06/17/2008 Europe's Ivory Tower Politics
06/13/2008 The Hawkish Illusion: Calling Bernanke's Bluff by Joseph Brusuelas
06/06/2008 Inflation One-Year Ahead by Joseph Brusuelas
05/30/2008 Purplehaze by Joseph Brusuelas
05/23/2008 Condition of the Consumer by Joseph Brusuelas
05/16/2008 On Inflation and The Fed by Joseph Brusuelas
04/30/2008 Federal Reserve may Want Inflation
03/25/2008 What's Up with Asian Currencies?
02/27/2008 Ambac Bailout May Cause Crisis
01/30/2008 The Failure of Inflation Targeting
12/18/2007 Leadership Emerges to Resolve Subprime Crisis
12/12/2007 Hard and Asian Currencies in 2008
09/25/2007 The Federal Reserve Interest Rate Cut Does Not Help Americans
09/05/2007 If you want a Subprime Bailout, do it Properly!
06/25/2007 Banks Fight to Postpone Day of Reckoning
05/17/2007 Strong Dollar in U.S. Interest
04/27/2007 Ron Paul Not a Myth
04/26/2007 Dollar Myths
03/27/2007 Fed Jeopardizes Dollar as it Neglects its Mandate
02/22/2007 Bernanke the Dove
02/06/2007 How the Fed Lost Control of Money Supply
11/14/2006 A Lower Trade Deficit Unlikely to Save the Dollar
11/06/2006 The Dollar May Fall After the Election
10/05/2006 Bernanke Passes the Buck
09/21/2006 An Economy In Denial: Fallout from the Bursting Housing Bubble
07/21/2006 Bernanke's Transient Hopes
06/15/2006 Will Bernanke Save the Dollar?
06/08/2006 Will Paulson Save the Dollar?
05/24/2006 The Currency Account Deficit Matters
04/25/2006 China: Embrace the Competition
03/16/2006 Protectionism May Hurt Dollar
02/17/2006 Bernanke Fallacy
02/07/2006 Psychology of a Falling Market
01/13/2006 Retiring With Bernanke -- Are You Prepared?
12/15/2005 Will Bernanke Create Hyperinflation?
11/22/2005 Bernanke: Go, Get the Helicopters!
11/10/2005 Globalization and the Dollar
10/25/2005 The Dollar, Gold, and Stagflation - Greenspan's Conundrum
10/10/2005 Is a Dollar Crisis Looming?
09/22/2005 China is Open for Business: Will China's Growth Eliminate Inflation?
09/12/2005 Is the US Economy Shock-Resistant?
08/21/2005 Fed May Not Stop Inflation
08/12/2005 China's Basket of Currencies Impacts Trading Partners
Axel G. Merk is the portfolio manager for the Merk Hard Currency Fund, a no-load mutual fund that provides U.S. investors with exposure to a basket of hard currencies from countries with strong monetary policies to seek protection against the depreciation of the U.S. dollar. He is also founder and president of Merk Investments, an independent investment advisor implementing growth, value, gold and cash strategies. He closely follows trends that affect world markets and watches global currencies with a macroeconomic approach focused on building long-term value for his clients. For more information, go to www.merkfund.com