Merk Senior Economic Adviser William Poole Participates in Stanford Economic Panel

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Panel features Charles Plosser, William Poole, John Taylor and Tom Keene

Merk Investments LLC, in partnership with the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), will host "Monetary Policy in a Tough Environment," a dynamic panel featuring Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Charles Plosser, Senior Economic Adviser to Merk Investments, William Poole, Stanford University Professor, John Taylor and moderated by Bloomberg Radio's Tom Keene.

"Merk Investments is honored to partner with Stanford University to bring together some of the nation's leading economic voices," says Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer of Merk Investments.

What: Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Associates Meeting

When: 5:00PM - 6:30 PM PT, Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Where:     
Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street, Stanford Campus in McGraw Hall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6015

Members of the media interested in attending are requested to contact Merk Investments LLC.

Mr. Poole will be available for interviews on October 20, 2009. For information, or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Kristen Johansen
Merk Investments
(650) 323 4341 ext. 102
Kristen(at)merkinvestments.com

More information about Merk Investments and William Poole

Merk Investments LLC, is a Palo Alto, California, based SEC registered investment advisory firm managing currency mutual funds. Please visit http://www.merkfunds.com.

William Poole is Senior Economic Adviser to Merk Investments, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University of Delaware.

Before joining the St. Louis Fed, Poole was Herbert H. Goldberger Professor of Economics at Brown University. He served on the Brown faculty from 1974 to 1998 and the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University from 1963 to 1969. Between these two university positions, he was senior economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington. He was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers in the first Reagan administration, from 1982 to 1985.

Opinions expressed in this panel discussion are not necessarily those of Stanford University or Merk Investments.

This information does not constitute a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell any investment security, nor provide investment advice. Merk Investments LLC.

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