Chris Waltzek & The International Forecaster
discussion and listener's questions.
Trends Research Institute
Martial Artist of Trend Forecasting The
purpose of trend forecasting is to provide insights
and directions in anticipation of what the future
may bring and to be prepared for the unexpected.
Celente, a Close Combat practitioner and black
belt trainer, well understands the importance
of proacting rather than reacting: "The first
rule of Close Combat is to attack the attacker.
Action is faster than reaction. The same holds
true for the future. You know the future is coming
attack it before it attacks you."
of The Trends Research Institute in 1980, Gerald
Celente is a pioneer trend strategist. He is author
of the national bestseller Trends 2000 and Trend
Tracking (Warner Books) "Far better
than Megatrends," and publisher of the internationally
circulated Trends Journal newsletter.
Atheist Gerald Celente is a political atheist.
Unencumbered by political dogma, rigid ideology
or conventional wisdom, Celente, whose motto is
"think for yourself," observes and analyzes
the current events forming future trends for what
they are not for the way he wants them
a doctor giving a diagnosis after gathering the
facts, whether or not you like the prognosis doesnt
alter the outcome, make him an optimist or pessimist
its simply what is. And while Celente
holds a US passport, he considers himself a citizen
of the world.
Trend Forecaster Using his unique perspectives
on current events forming future trends, Gerald
Celente developed the Globalnomic® methodology
which is used to identify, track, forecast and
world's only trends analyst covering 300 diversified
trends fields, Gerald Celente and the Trends Research
Institute provide trend research studies and consulting
services to businesses and governments worldwide.
Celente also designed the nations first
professional course in trend forecasting.
proof is in his past Gerald Celente has
earned his reputation as "The most trusted
name in trends" by accurately forecasting
hundreds of social, business, consumer, environmental,
economic, political, entertainment, and technology
trends. Among them:
Celente coined the term "clean foods"
in 1993 and predicted sustained growth in organic
products in 1988.
gold was at $275 per ounce in 2002, Celente said
the price had bottomed and in 2004 forecast the
beginning of the "Gold Bull Run." Since
that time, with pinpoint accuracy, he said when,
why - and how high - gold would go.
Merk is the Founder and President of Merk Investments
and the author of "Sustainable Wealth"
which is now available in bookstores.
is an expert on macro trends, hard money, international
investing and on building sustainable wealth. An
authority on currencies, he is a pioneer in the
use of strategic currency investing to seek diversification.
Axel Merk is a sought after speaker and author on
topics ranging from the economy, gold and currencies
to sustainable wealth and personal finance, as well
as a regular guest and contributor to the business
media around the world.
insight and expertise have allowed him to foresee
major economic developments: As early as 2003, he
identified the building of the credit bubble; in
2005, he positioned his clients to move out of real
estate and the faltering U.S. dollar by investing
in hard currencies and gold; in early 2007 he wisely
cautioned that volatility would surge, causing a
painful credit contraction affecting all asset classes.
Read the latest Merk Insights providing the Merk
perspective on currencies, global imbalances, the
trade deficit, the socio-economic impact of the
U.S. administrations policies and effects
on your wealth.
Merks 2009 book Sustainable Wealth
is about understanding how the greater economic
universe works, how that may affect your finances,
and how to manage those finances to seek financial
stability. Click here for more information.
Merk holds a B.A. in Economics (magna cum laude)
and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Brown University.
Merk founded Merk Investments in Switzerland in
1994; in 2001 he relocated the business to the U.S.
He is married to Hanna Tikkanen-Merk and they live
in the San Francisco Bay Area with their four children.
He is a marathon runner and a private pilot.