It doesn't take much to spook the average Joe in precious metals these days – and that plays right into the hands of smart speculators.
An analysis of the moving parts that power the economy strongly suggests our modest recovery is doomed.
Human-organ "chips" could well make animal testing for pharmaceutical development obsolete.
Doug Casey's top 10 gripes with the Constitution.
Revealed – the simple economic indicator that will tell you when it's time to sell gold.
If the general population doesn't wake up soon, the world George Orwell painted in 1984 will seem like a picnic in the not-too-distant future.
"Packets" are about to unify all communications and broadcast media into a single platform, allowing for unprecedented advances in the way we access data and interact with each other.
Bioethicists are today's most dangerous technocratic charlatans.
A sober analysis of historical economic data shows that inflation is poised to skyrocket.
Revealed – Why Berkshire Hathaway is the antithesis of gold; the hidden dangers of ETFs; and lessons from neighborhood junkies.
The day when you'll be able to put on a real "thinking cap" is almost here.
Recovery? What recovery?
Credible sources in India dispute the notion that demand for gold on the subcontinent is decreasing.
Revealed – dividend tips and profitable lessons from the world's first billionaire global investor.
Spiderman suits and featherweight cars might be in our future, thanks to the reverse engineering of microscopic miracles.
Big Brother, step aside: Big Momma is here.
Liquidity in the junior mining sector is drying up, creating new risks – and outsized profit opportunities – for investors.
The signs that the US is turning into a fascist state are numerous and unmistakable – ignore them at your own peril.
The Internet has spawned a new industry that allows borrowers and investors to exact revenge on banks.
The trend toward digital currencies is a dream come true for Big Brother.
Careful analysis of gold and silver volatility during past bull markets puts the steep February 29 drop in perspective.
Revealed: why homes are dubious investments; what Greek smoking habits tell us about the country's financial mess; and how to determine whether to buy a warranty for your shiny new gadget.
Two trends in technology are on a collision course, promising to make 2012 a year to remember.
A rare interview with the world's most successful resource explorers reveals valuable investment insights.
In the face of Western sanctions over its nuclear program, Iran is taking radical steps – which could have a profound impact on world trade – to acquire food and basic necessities for its people.
A scientific study of sand piles sheds light on the likelihood of another market crash.
The field of nanomedicine has the potential to end disease as we know it, but it's not without risk.
Africa abounds with signs of new prosperity, but it's uncertain whether this trend will continue.
An interview with the ultimate precious metals source reveals why every portfolio needs significant exposure to gold and silver.
Drones, automation and fiat currencies will reshape our world in ways impossible to predict, but here's one outcome you can take to the bank – they'll create a wealth of profit opportunities for shrewd investors.
2012 will open up generic versions of $35 billion dollars per year in blockbuster drugs; is your portfolio prepared for a sea change in the pharmaceutical industry?
President Obama is disaster incarnate for the economy, likely to accelerate the demise of the US if re-elected.
There are compelling reasons to speculate on the rare-earth elements market, but the play is suitable only for those investors with nerves of steel.
David Galland checks in on his Happiness Meter, and Keith Weiner discusses gold backwardation and the future of fiat currencies.
A host of exciting technologies are competing to win the lighting war, and the winner will change the way we see things forever.
There are compelling arguments why individual wealth creation does far more social good than altruism.
Gold producers are earning record revenues and profits, but there's an even more compelling reason to expect share prices to soar.
David Galland muses about the unstoppable emergence of the US police state and the implications for smart investors.
Skeptics of 3D printing are shortchanging this technological revolution.
If tensions escalate between the US and Iran, WW III could be triggered… and where do you think the price of gold will go then?
No matter the economic perspective, things look bullish for precious metals in the year ahead.
The Federal Open Market Committee meeting demonstrated it is going to doggedly pursue the same old, failed policies. This does not bode well for the US dollar. Got gold?
Despite the successful public outcry against SOPA and PIPA – two anti-piracy bills that opponents feared would cripple free speech – the US government has many other tricks up its sleeve that threaten your freedom.
Billionaire George Soros believes the European Union could be saved if it had the power to tax and borrow, but he couldn't be more wrong.
Platinum has historically sold for more than gold, but there are compelling reasons why it's likely to continue lagging the yellow metal for some time.
While no country's perfect, the pros of Argentina far outweigh the cons for those looking for a second residence.
While more and more cars will be powered by electricity in the coming years, there are many reasons why it won't replace gasoline as the primary automotive fuel source anytime soon.
A look ahead reveals surprising insights into the best energy investments for 2012.
A look at past corrections in silver provides clues as to when the metal will make new highs.
The growth of a separate, militarized class of law enforcers bodes ill for the future of the United States.
Ill-advised legislation to curtail online piracy threatens the Internet as we know it.
Doug Casey pokes gigantic holes in Thomas Friedman's argument that more government spending is needed to cure America's ills.
An analysis of the three major corrections in gold this past decade provides clues as to when gold will reach new highs – and stay there.
The government is ramping up use of fear to justify massive new bureaucracies and regulations that trample civil liberties. In the face of this sad reality, you have but two options to protect what's rightfully yours.
There will never be a single cure for all cancers – and that's good news for biotech investors.
Even though North Korea's young new leader is Western educated, there are a number of reasons why he's unlikely to lead his country out of abject poverty.
The Fed's $100 billion currency swap at the end of 2011 is just the latest reason why investors will soon be clamoring for more exposure to gold and gold stocks.
Troubling political developments in the US are on the rise; they signal that the door to expatriating your assets – and maybe even yourself – may soon slam shut.
The world's fastest supercomputer can now perform 10.51 quadrillion mathematical computations per second, an almost incomprehensible number… but the human brain is still nearly five times faster.
Ignorance about the root cause of the economic mess we're in is creating historic opportunities for bold investors willing to speculate where others fear to tread.
A comparative analysis of the gold market of 1970-1980 and today reveals valuable clues about where prices for the yellow metal are most likely headed.
In an interview with Managing Director David Galland, Argentine Guillermo Jasson, managing partner of Cross Fields Capital LLC, gives an eye-opening account of the effects of the 1989 hyperinflation in Argentina and how the population coped.
Too many young Americans are pursuing liberal arts degrees, resulting in an "education bubble" that threatens to relegate many of them to second-class society.
Milos Dedovic of the Serbian-American Chamber of Commerce recounts how everyday Yugoslavs coped with an inflation rate of over 50% a day for 24 consecutive months.
There's precedent for your favorite gold stock to hit $200 or more, and Casey Research Senior Precious Metals Analyst Jeff Clark proves it.
Doug offers advice for those young and old alike who are concerned about trying to make a fresh start in life.
Casey Research Precious Metals Analyst Jeff Clark shows why the recent pullback in gold is nothing to worry about… and why it's opening up outstanding profit opportunities.
Guest host Stefan Molyneux speaks with Forbes Columnist Gordon Chang about the current economic and cultural state of China.
A short but insightful look at gold stock analysts' typical methods reveals why gold stocks are so undervalued at present. Also in today's edition: a new US tax snare is in the works for noncitizen property buyers; and signs of life from off-planet.
Despite the movement being leaderless and disorganized, Doug Casey sees potentially big trouble looming in the "Occupy Wall Street" protests.
Even as major oil companies enjoy high profits, declining production is putting pressure on them to acquire assets that will keep production up. An interesting buying season seems likely.
Gold investors worldwide – but especially those in the US – may be overlooking the greatest risk to their bullion investments. Learn what it is and how to minimize it.
Argentina's president is showing signs of trying to ease her country's economic woes by increasing the burden on international miners. While her newest rule change is indeed bad news for investors, it isn't necessarily a good idea to join the stampede to the exits.
David Galland bemoans the Occupy Wall Street protestors' lack of reason, pizzazz and a unifying theme… and suggests one of his own.
A new Chinese investment contract may not work out exactly as expected, but it seems sure to be a game-changer for gold. Also in today's issue, Vedran Vuk on the recent Bank of America derivative transfer.
At the Casey Research/Sprott Summit When Money Dies, Louis James spoke with Sprott Inc. founder Eric Sprott on the risk involved in holding money in banks, and the likely future of precious metals stocks.
At the Casey Research/Sprott Summit When Money Dies, Rick Rule spoke with Stefan Molyneux about energy and gold investments and his outlook for the near-future market overall.
It may seem hardly possible, but Jeff Clark has found someone who is more bullish on precious metals than we at Casey Research are. Jeff shares some of a recent interview with him.
Updated estimates of the Marcellus Shale Basin’s quantity of recoverable natural gas coupled with a regulatory environment that favors oil exploration strongly suggest that the Mania Phase of shale gas exploration is over.
Doug discusses reliable resources for buying precious metals, good forms of them, and where to store one’s stash.
Higher-quality and more durable displays are on the horizon… and they’ll be available in sizes ranging from the very small to enormous, even by today’s giant-TV standards. Learn more about the new technologies underpinning them.
Doug Casey explains why a debt crisis is unavoidable – for the US but also for many other countries, ultimately making it a worldwide problem – but he also highlights how careful investors can survive it… even profit from it.
Russia needs newer technology for oil exploration and extraction; The US needs oil reserves from countries that are more friendly to it than most in the Middle East. Can the intersection of these needs yield a fruitful partnership?
As the prices of gold, silver, and other metals continue to rise, a severe case of royalty fever has struck Latin America. And it could spread to the US and Canada.
Julian Phillips...and even Dennis Gartman...see gold price suppression. Asia gold buyers rush in after prices sink; India eyed. Expect Enormous Gains in Gold and Silver - Stephen Leeb
This essay from the July 2006 International Speculator captures the essence of Bud Conrad’s forward-looking, contrarian analysis… almost eerily so as we appear to be on the brink of the economic precipice described herein.
Stupid is as stupid does… and there’s a lot of stupidity going around in the hallowed halls of Washington; David Galland gives some examples. Also in this edition: The Fed squanders $1.2 trillion and no one cares – Doug Hornig explains Bailout Fatigue.
Alternative gold investments don’t always track the precious metal itself as closely as their owners or investors might like. Doug Hornig explains how one such investment, the exchange-traded fund GLD, works.
When it comes to protecting yourself from inflation, a little gold can go a long way. Also in this edition: Water investing 101 – why H2O will become one of the most precious commodities in the near future
The Casey Research energy team offers an excellent tutorial on differences in oil and how they – and other factors – contribute to price differences. Also, a great news story from tsunami-hit Japan prompts an insightful commentary on the differences in “saving” between that country and the U.S.
Doug presents a compelling argument that the U.S. and global economies are about to be buffeted again, as social and political unrest continue to grow.
In the wake of the U.S. space shuttle program’s closing, Doug convincingly argues for private space entrepreneurship, even in the current economic climate.
When is a picture worth one word? Jeff Clark offers a sobering answer. Also in today’s issue, Louis James talks about a different kind of investing that he does; Vedran Vuk dissects the claim that TARP was a good investment; and some classics in the Friday Funnies.
Doug examines recent moves in the energy sector through his contrarian perspective.
Casey dissects the Declaration of Independence, showing how the chains of tyranny broken by American colonials are again in place – and stronger than ever.
Doug Hornig provides an encouraging update on developments in 3D chip technology. Also in today’s issue: Andrey Dashkov reports on the political climate for investing in Kyrgyzstan; another opportunity to hear Doug Casey speak; and are bankers being outsourced offshore?
After a brief follow up on the Bitcoin conversation, Doug argues persuasively against all forms of relationship laws, on practical as well as ethical grounds.
Doug discusses Bitcoin, along with its recent crash, as a harbinger of what’s ahead for state-based fiat currencies… especially the U.S. dollar.
Doug Hornig relates an attempted scam involving a large gold nugget – another sign of the gold market heating up. Also, gold price projections through the rest of 2011, and an opportunity to hear Doug Casey speak at Freedom Fest.
The recent British royal wedding sets Doug off on the uselessness of royalty throughout the ages.