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Erik Townsend is a retired software entrepreneur turned hedge fund manager. Throughout his career, Erik has capitalized on his ability to understand complex systems and anticipate paradigm shifts far in advance of the mainstream. Read More...

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2014 02 13 Axel headshotErik Townsend welcomes Axel Merk to MacroVoices. Erik and Axel discuss:

  • Mario Draghi and the ECB policy
  • UK Election and what is at stake
  • Future of the European Union
  • Perspectives on the Trump reflation trade
  • U.S. Dollar, fiscal and monetary policy
  • Understanding the pension crisis
  • Chinese Yuan devaluation
  • Future of Japanese Debt and Yen
  • Outlook on gold

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Axel Merk is President & CIO of Merk Investments, Manager of the Merk Funds. An authority on currencies, Axel is a recognized expert on the global economy, monetary policy and international investing.  He is a pioneer in using strategic currency investing, including gold, to seek diversification and portable alpha.  Merk, dubbed the "Currency Guru" by Morningstar, is a regular guest on CNBC, FoxBusiness and Bloomberg; his unique expertise and insights are sought after by think tanks, investor groups and financial media around the world.

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