Since its March 2008 low the U.S. Dollar is up 13% against a basket of the world’s most widely held currencies, including the yen, sterling, franc, loonie, krona, and of course the beleaguered euro.
How is this a problem for portfolio manager Axel Merk, the self described “Authority on Currencies”? After all, according to Merk’s written after-the-fact letters he claims to have traded out of and back into the euro just in time to surf its wild gyrations.
Merk moved his fund management business to California a number of years ago, where he has been beating a steady ‘demise of the U.S. dollar’ drumbeat ever since. This past year Merk Funds even took to deploying amusing anti-Dollar cartoon propaganda while routinely touting the superiority of the euro over the U.S. dollar.
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