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Moving Parts

Published April 6, 2012

An analysis of the moving parts that power the economy strongly suggests our modest recovery is doomed.

Human Organs on Chips

Published April 5, 2012

Human-organ "chips" could well make animal testing for pharmaceutical development obsolete.

Doug Casey on the US Constitution

Published April 4, 2012

Doug Casey's top 10 gripes with the Constitution.

The Critical Number for Gold

Published April 2, 2012

Revealed – the simple economic indicator that will tell you when it's time to sell gold.

Thinking Critically

Published March 30, 2012

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.

Converged Networks: An Unstoppable Tech Trend

Published March 29, 2012

"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.

Doug Casey on Obamacare and Bioethicists – The TSA of the Intellectual World

Published March 28, 2012

Bioethicists are today's most dangerous technocratic charlatans.

What Inflation Could Look Like in 2014

Published March 26, 2012

A sober analysis of historical economic data shows that inflation is poised to skyrocket.

The Morality of Putting One’s Head in the Sand

Published March 23, 2012

Revealed – Why Berkshire Hathaway is the antithesis of gold; the hidden dangers of ETFs; and lessons from neighborhood junkies.

Could a Nine-Volt Battery Be Better than Coffee?

Published March 22, 2012

The day when you'll be able to put on a real "thinking cap" is almost here.

Doug Casey on the Illusion of Recovery

Published March 21, 2012

Recovery? What recovery?

What’s Really Happening with Gold and Silver in India

Published March 19, 2012

Credible sources in India dispute the notion that demand for gold on the subcontinent is decreasing.

Ways to Accumulate Wealth in Challenging Times

Published March 16, 2012

Revealed – dividend tips and profitable lessons from the world's first billionaire global investor.

Reverse Engineering the Gecko and Other Advancements from the World of R&D

Published March 15, 2012

Spiderman suits and featherweight cars might be in our future, thanks to the reverse engineering of microscopic miracles.

Doug Casey on the Nanny State

Published March 14, 2012

Big Brother, step aside: Big Momma is here.

Notes from the Field: PDAC

Published March 12, 2012

Liquidity in the junior mining sector is drying up, creating new risks – and outsized profit opportunities – for investors.

See Something, Say Nothing

Published March 9, 2012

The signs that the US is turning into a fascist state are numerous and unmistakable – ignore them at your own peril.

Earn a 10% Yield Without Buying a Single Stock, Thanks to Technology

Published March 8, 2012

The Internet has spawned a new industry that allows borrowers and investors to exact revenge on banks.

Doug Casey on Cashless Societies

Published March 7, 2012

The trend toward digital currencies is a dream come true for Big Brother.

This Is What Volatility Looks Like

Published March 4, 2012

Careful analysis of gold and silver volatility during past bull markets puts the steep February 29 drop in perspective.

House, Sweet House?

Published March 2, 2012

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.

Hundreds of Billions Sitting on Tech Companies’ Balance Sheets

Published March 1, 2012

Two trends in technology are on a collision course, promising to make 2012 a year to remember.

The World’s Most Successful Resource Explorers

Published February 29, 2012

A rare interview with the world's most successful resource explorers reveals valuable investment insights.

Is Gold Money? Iran Says Yes

Published February 27, 2012

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.

Fingers of Instability

Published February 24, 2012

A scientific study of sand piles sheds light on the likelihood of another market crash.

The Promise of Nanomedicine

Published February 23, 2012

The field of nanomedicine has the potential to end disease as we know it, but it's not without risk.

Doug Casey on Africa

Published February 22, 2012

Africa abounds with signs of new prosperity, but it's uncertain whether this trend will continue.

Gold Speaks Up

Published February 20, 2012

An interview with the ultimate precious metals source reveals why every portfolio needs significant exposure to gold and silver.

On Drones, Money Bombs and Manufacturing

Published February 17, 2012

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.

Could Big Pharma’s Patent Collapse Sink Your Portfolio?

Published February 16, 2012

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?

Doug Casey on Obama and the 2012 Election

Published February 15, 2012

President Obama is disaster incarnate for the economy, likely to accelerate the demise of the US if re-elected.

Rare-Earth Investment Update

Published February 13, 2012

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.

Permanent Gold Backwardation

Published February 10, 2012

David Galland checks in on his Happiness Meter, and Keith Weiner discusses gold backwardation and the future of fiat currencies.

Reinventing the Light Bulb

Published February 9, 2012

A host of exciting technologies are competing to win the lighting war, and the winner will change the way we see things forever.

Doug Casey on the Morality of Money

Published February 8, 2012

There are compelling arguments why individual wealth creation does far more social good than altruism.

The New Reason Gold Stocks Will Soar

Published February 6, 2012

Gold producers are earning record revenues and profits, but there's an even more compelling reason to expect share prices to soar.

Zeitgeist of Zealotry

Published February 3, 2012

David Galland muses about the unstoppable emergence of the US police state and the implications for smart investors.

Why 3D Printing Will Not Go the Way of Virtual Reality

Published February 2, 2012

Skeptics of 3D printing are shortchanging this technological revolution.

Doug Casey on the Coming War with Iran

Published February 1, 2012

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?

Notes from the Field: Vancouver Resource Investment Conference

Published January 30, 2012

No matter the economic perspective, things look bullish for precious metals in the year ahead.

Is the Fed Cranking Up the Presses Again?

Published January 27, 2012

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?

The State of Surveillance Technology

Published January 26, 2012

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.

Doug Casey on the Collapse of the Euro and the EU

Published January 25, 2012

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.

The Industrial Man’s Gold

Published January 22, 2012

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.

The Contrarian View of Argentina

Published January 20, 2012

While no country's perfect, the pros of Argentina far outweigh the cons for those looking for a second residence.

An Industry Ripe for Disruption

Published January 19, 2012

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.

Marin Katusa on Investing in Energy in 2012

Published January 18, 2012

A look ahead reveals surprising insights into the best energy investments for 2012.

When Will Silver Make a New High?

Published January 16, 2012

A look at past corrections in silver provides clues as to when the metal will make new highs.

The Rise of the Praetorian Class

Published January 13, 2012

The growth of a separate, militarized class of law enforcers bodes ill for the future of the United States.

What SOPA and PIPA Could Mean for the Tech World

Published January 12, 2012

Ill-advised legislation to curtail online piracy threatens the Internet as we know it.

Doug Casey on The US’s Most Consistently Wrong-Headed Journalist

Published January 11, 2012

Doug Casey pokes gigantic holes in Thomas Friedman's argument that more government spending is needed to cure America's ills.

Gold Will Make a New High on This Date

Published January 8, 2012

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.

FEAR

Published January 6, 2012

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 Cure for Cancer

Published January 5, 2012

There will never be a single cure for all cancers – and that's good news for biotech investors.

Doug Casey on North Korea’s New Kim

Published January 4, 2012

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.

2011: Dud – or Springboard?

Published January 2, 2012

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.

Doug Casey on Getting Out of Dodge

Published December 21, 2011

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.

Brain vs. Computer

Published December 15, 2011

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.

Louis James on Buying Low

Published December 13, 2011

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.

Gold: Supply Crunch? What Supply Crunch?

Published December 12, 2011

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.

Guillermo Jasson, Managing Partner, Cross Fields Capital, LLC

Published December 6, 2011

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.

Friends Don’t Let Friends Major in Liberal Arts

Published December 1, 2011

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, Serbian-American Chamber of Commerce

Published November 30, 2011

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.

$50 Gold Stocks Going to $200

Published November 28, 2011

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 Casey on Fresh Starts

Published November 23, 2011

Doug offers advice for those young and old alike who are concerned about trying to make a fresh start in life.

What 2011 Gold Price Correction?

Published November 17, 2011

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.

Gordon Chang, Forbes Columnist and Author

Published November 16, 2011

Guest host Stefan Molyneux speaks with Forbes Columnist Gordon Chang about the current economic and cultural state of China.

Gold Stocks Are Dirt Cheap

Published November 10, 2011

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.

Doug Casey on “Occupy Wall Street”

Published November 9, 2011

Despite the movement being leaderless and disorganized, Doug Casey sees potentially big trouble looming in the "Occupy Wall Street" protests.

Is It M&A Season for Big Oil?

Published November 8, 2011

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.

The Greatest Risk for Gold Investors

Published November 2, 2011

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 Becomes Less Mining Friendly

Published October 27, 2011

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.

Stop Meddling!

Published October 21, 2011

David Galland bemoans the Occupy Wall Street protestors' lack of reason, pizzazz and a unifying theme… and suggests one of his own.

Invest in Gold – and the Chinese Renminbi

Published October 20, 2011

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.

Eric Sprott, Founder, Sprott Inc.

Published October 19, 2011

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.

Rick Rule – Global Resource Investments Founder

Published October 12, 2011

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.

On the Brink of the Greatest Bubble of Our Time?

Published October 4, 2011

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.

Shale Gas: Is It Really All That?

Published September 29, 2011

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 Casey: Buying Physical Gold and Silver

Published September 28, 2011

Doug discusses reliable resources for buying precious metals, good forms of them, and where to store one’s stash.

Advances in Display Technology Are on the Way

Published September 21, 2011

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: Debt, Doom, and Opportunity

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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.

Navigating the Tricky Seas of Russian-American Energy Collaboration

Published September 19, 2011

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?

Royalties Race in Latin America

Published September 9, 2011

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.

Goldman Sachs Chief Gold Trader Talks Openly of Gold Price Manipulation

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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

The Coming Currency Crisis

Published September 8, 2011

 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 Monkeys

Published September 2, 2011

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.

Behind the Scenes at GLD

Published August 30, 2011

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.

How Much Gold Do You Need?

Published August 24, 2011

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

Understanding Oil Price Differences

Published August 19, 2011

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 Casey: We Are Exiting the Eye of the Storm

Published August 17, 2011

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.

Doug Casey on NASA & Space Exploration

Published August 10, 2011

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 an Image Is Worth One Word

Published July 15, 2011

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 Casey on Self Immolation – Individual and National

Published July 13, 2011

Doug examines recent moves in the energy sector through his contrarian perspective.

Doug Casey on the 4th of July

Published July 6, 2011

Casey dissects the Declaration of Independence, showing how the chains of tyranny broken by American colonials are again in place – and stronger than ever.

3D Computing Is On the Way

Published June 30, 2011

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?

Doug Casey on Gay Marriage

Published June 29, 2011

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 Casey on Bitcoin and Currencies

Published June 22, 2011

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.

The Great Gold Nugget Scam

Published June 20, 2011

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.

Doug Casey on the Royal Wedding

Published June 14, 2011

The recent British royal wedding sets Doug off on the uselessness of royalty throughout the ages.

The Value of Gold

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SLV ETF had 6.6 million ounces withdrawal yesterday. Kitco and Perth Mint Precious Metal Certificates: Bron Suchecki tells it like it is. John Embry predicts debt repudiation by hyperinflation.