Friday, September 12, 2008

GSR - September 13:Axel Merk, Bob Moriarty & Chris Waltzek

GSR - Sept. 13

Featured Guests:

Axel Merk, Bob Moriarty

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  • Headline news & Market Weatherman Forecast.
  • Spotlight Stock Picks with big dividends.
  • The International Forecaster and Host Chris Waltzek answer listener questions.

2nd Hour:

-Bob Moriarty


Bob Moriarty was a Marine fighter pilot at the age of 20, the youngest Naval Aviator in the Viet Nam war, recorded over 824 missions in combat and was one of the most decorated pilots in the war with over 55 decorations. He went on to a career delivering small aircraft all over the world and eventually moved over 240 aircraft from the United States to destinations all over the world.
He began his mining career in 1980 by placer mining in Alaska which taught him to never, ever get into a business at the top of the business cycle. He began to educate investors in 2001 at the very bottom of the gold cycle and began in early 2005.
He is married and lives with his British bride in Miami Florida. He visits 20-30 mining projects a year.

-Axel Merk Merk Investments-

The Merk Hard Currency Fund is managed by Merk Investments, an investment advisory firm that invests with discipline and long-term focus while adapting to changing environments.
Axel Merk, president of Merk Investments, makes all investment decisions for the Merk Hard Currency Fund. Mr. Merk founded Merk Investments AG in Switzerland in 1994; in 2001, he relocated the business to the US where all investment advisory activities are conducted by Merk Investments LLC, a SEC-registered investment adviser.
Mr. Merk holds a BA in Economics (magna cum laude) and MSc in Computer Science from Brown University, Rhode Island. Mr. Merk has extensive experience and expertise in how the global financial imbalances, as evidenced by an enormous trade deficit, affect the markets. He has published many articles describing complex economic phenomena in understandable terms and he is a sought after expert presenter and moderator at conferences. Mr. Merk is a regular guest on CNBC, and frequently quoted in Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and other financial publications.In addition to 20 years of practical investment experience, Mr. Merk has a strong foundation in both economic analysis and computer modeling. His research in the early 1990s focused on the use of computer-aided models in financial decision making; he is a published author in “Adaptive Intelligent Systems” * and has been awarded a prize for excellence in economics. **Mr. Merk focused on fundamental analysis of US technology firms in the early to mid 1990s, he diversified to other industries to manage volatility in his investments. In the second half of the 1990s, Mr. Merk received an early warning of the building bubble when he recognized that more and more companies were trading in tandem, causing the diversification offered through investing in other industries to diminish. As a result, he broadened his investments internationally. As the bubble burst and Greenspan and the Administration preserved US consumer spending through record low interest rates and tax cuts, imbalances in the global financial markets reached levels that Mr. Merk deemed unsustainable. Merk Investments has since pursued a macro-economic approach to investing, with substantial gold and hard currency exposure. Merk Investments is making the Merk Hard Currency Fund available to retail investors to allow them to diversify their portfolios and, through the fund, invest in a basket of hard currencies.

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