Merk podcasts provide the Merk Perspective on currencies, global imbalances, the trade and current account deficits, the socio-economic impact of the U.S. administration's policies and more. Insights are provided by Axel Merk, president and Chief Investment Officer of Merk Investments. Mr. Merk has published many articles describing complex economic phenomena in understandable terms and is a sought after expert presenter and moderator at conferences. Mr. Merk is a regular guest on CNBC, FoxBusiness, Bloomberg and frequently quoted in Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and other financial publicatons. Information contained herein may discuss Fund holdings. In addition, this podcast may reference individual securities that may or may not currently be held by the Fund. Visit www.merkfunds.com to view important information about the Funds, including their holdings. The views in these podcasts were those of the Fund's manager as of each podcast's publication date and may be subject to change.