09-10-2014 What's Next for the Economy and the Dollar?
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Speaker: Axel Merk
President and Chief Investment Office Merk Investments
Chair: Charlotte Chamberlain
A Portfolio Management Group Sponsored Event
How to profit from the Yellen Fed? What is happening with the U.S. dollar, the Euro, the Yen and gold and how do they impact your portfolios? Axel Merk, President and CIO of Merk Investments, discusses what drives the dynamics of the global game played between the U.S., Asia and Europe. Merk, the Authority on Currencies™, is an expert on macro trends, hard money and international investing, and a regular guest to the business media, including CNBC, Fox Business, Forbes and Bloomberg.
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 as well as an innovator in gold and currency investing. 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's insight and expertise have allowed him to predict major economic developments. For example, Axel Merk identified the credit bubble and moved his clients out of real estate and the faltering U.S. dollar, into hard currencies and gold ahead of the equity and credit market collapse of last decade. Axel Merk puts his money where his mouth is, often investing alongside his clients.
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 by pooling the investments he had been managing for his friends starting in college. In 2001 he relocated the business to California, and Merk Investments became a SEC registered investment advisory firm. In 2005 Merk Investments launched its first mutual fund, the Merk Hard Currency Fund.
Please follow Axel on Twitter to receive real-time updates on the economy, currencies, and global dynamics directly from Axel Merk.
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Date: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Lunch
Location: Omni Los Angeles
251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Event parking at the Omni $12.00
Dress Code: Business Casual
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