European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will be unable to weaken the euro despite expectations he will unveil a package of stimulus measures designed to do just that today, according to Merk Investments LLC.
The new Merk Gold Trust (OUNZ) is the first gold exchange-traded fund to let investors take physical delivery of gold when they sell their shares. That’s right: Someone will deliver gold bars and coins to your door.
Merk Investments LLC cut the euro position of its Hard Currency Fund to 14 percent, the lowest in the fund’s six-year history, citing the need for more banking system support in Europe amid the region’s crisis.
Euro volatility surged to the highest in a year and price swings in Treasuries rose to a two-month high as investors speculated on the extent to which the European Central Bank will ease monetary policy today.
The yen will extend its world’s worst performance among major currencies this year as a reinforced Japanese government continues pumping cash into the economy, according to Axel Merk of Merk Investment LLC.