Gold is a hedge against the government doing something stupid – Axel Merk

Governments and central banks are throwing all the money they can into financial markets to support a flaying global economy rocked to its core from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although the world could see the worst downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, Axel Merk, chief investment officer and president of Merk Investments, warned investors: "there will be no free lunch."
Merk said that he like gold as a hedge against these unprecedented measures and the growing risk that the government could make a misstep in financial markets and do something "stupid." (show less)

Governments and central banks are throwing all the money they can into financial markets to support a flaying global economy rocked to its core from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although the world could see the worst downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, Axel Merk, chief investment officer and president of Merk Investments, warned investors: "there will be no free lunch."
Merk said that he like gold as a hedge against these unprecedented measures and ... (read more)

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