Axel Merk’s 2012 Outlook: “We Have a Mess in the World”

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Last week I attended the 2012 Sacramento Business Review, which was keynoted by Axel Merk, the President & CIO of Merk Investments.  (Big thanks to my friend and budding Contrary Investing contributor legend, Jonathan Lederer of Lederer Private Wealth Management, for the great recruiting job!) Here are my notes from Axel Merk’s keynote speech: “In a […]

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Where’s the Economic Growth We Were Promised? by Chuck Butler, President, EverBank Have you ever wondered, at least recently, if the markets are just playing games with investors? It’s like a game of good cop, bad cop… On one day, the markets will be all about the euro (EUR), and the prospects for a solution […]

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One more feather in the cap of the Norwegian krone – Norway’s sovereign debt is viewed as lower risk than Switzerland! The benchmark five-year credit default swap for Norway hovers around 31 basis points, making it the country with the lowest cost to insure against default, according to Markit, undercutting Switzerland’s 36 basis points. Source […]

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