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Doug Casey on Gold Stocks

Published September 30, 2009

(Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator) L: Doug, we were talking about gold last week, so we should follow up with a look at gold stocks. If one of the reasons to own gold is that it’s real – it’s not paper, it’s not simultaneously someone else’s liability – why own gold stocks? Doug: […]

Weekend Edition

Published September 26, 2009

Dear Reader, Welcome to the weekend edition of Casey’s Daily Dispatch, a compilation of our favorite stories from the week for the time-stressed readers. Of course, if you want to read all of the Daily Dispatches from the week, you may do so in the archives at Energy & Special Situations Summit Recap It’s […]

Doug Casey on Gold

Published September 23, 2009

(Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator) L: Doug, we’ve talked about cars, cows, and cash, but the investment world thinks of you as a gold bug, so let’s give that a go; why gold? Doug: Sure. First of all, it’s because gold is actually money. It’s an unfortunate historical anomaly that people think about […]

Doug Casey on Political Correctness

Published September 16, 2009

(Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator) L:So, Mr. Wilson (R-SC) went to Washington and called the president a liar, an action I can’t help but approve of. Regrettably, he didn’t have the spine to stick with the truth and later apologized to the president. Knowing that you don’t have any more use for politicians […]

Bull or Bronco?

Published September 14, 2009

Dear Reader, Because it will soon come into play, I will take a moment to enlighten the non-rodeo aficionados among you about the distinct difference between riding a bronco and a bull. A bronco is capable of giving you a very rough ride, with athletic leaps high into the air coupled with dangerous bursts of […]

Doug Casey on Cattle

Published September 9, 2009

(Interviewed by Louis James, International Speculator) L: Doug, we talk a lot about metals and energy, but you’ve also made money in agriculture, as have our subscribers who got in early on corn and potash. In the February 2008 issue of the International Speculator, you made the case for speculating on rising cattle prices. Would […]

Doug Casey on Protecting Your Cash

Published August 26, 2009

 (Interviewed by Louis James, International Speculator) L: Doug, we talked last week about getting assets out of your home country, especially the U.S., where to take them and what to do with them. In so doing, you touched on the inevitability of currency controls just ahead, especially for Americans. Can you tell us more about […]

Doug Casey on Protecting Your Assets

Published August 19, 2009

(Interviewed by Louis James, International Speculator) L: Doug, we’re getting a lot of questions from readers on how to follow your advice to diversify assets, politically. I know it’s a prickly subject, but what can you tell us about getting our money out from behind the new iron curtain that seems to be descending? Doug: […]

Doug Casey on Cars – Past, Present, and Future

Published August 12, 2009

(Interviewed by Louis James, International Speculator) L: Doug, last week we talked about energy, including your thoughts on what’s in store for the oil markets. That naturally leads me to ask about something that I know has been near and dear to your heart: the automobile. Especially high-performance cars – which were the basis of […]


Published August 10, 2009

Dear Readers, After what can only be described as a whirlwind trip to Croatia – having left Monday and returned Sunday – I’m back at the desk and grateful to our own Chris Wood for covering in my absence.  Proving my lack of credentials as a road warrior, I forgot to bring along a power […]

Doug Casey on Mowing Down Green Shoots

Published July 29, 2009

(Interviewed by Louis James, International Speculator) L: So, Doug, we’re sitting here in Vancouver, epicenter of many of our investments, thinking about the future. Meanwhile, the U.S. Treasury has announced some mind-boggling debt auctions for next week. Any comments? Doug: Yes, the size of this auction coming up, $235 billion, is really rather shocking – […]

Doug Casey on Judging Justices

Published July 22, 2009

(Interviewed by Louis James, International Speculator) L: Doug, you wrote in an email that you’ve been shaking your head over the latest antics of Supreme Court nomination and appointment. Care to tell us why? Doug: Well, the whole thing is a pointless circus. The whole uproar over the “wise Latina” remark is irrelevant, and all […]

Doug Casey on Nuts & Bolts: Handling Bullion

Published July 15, 2009

(Interview by Louis James, International Speculator) L: Doug, we get a lot of questions about how to handle significant amounts of bullion. So let’s talk about physical gold, and what to do with the stuff. First off, do you really think that people should put as much as one-third of their asset portfolios into physical […]

Doug Casey on the Echoes of War

Published July 8, 2009

Q: Doug, I hear you’ve been reading the obits recently – what’s on your mind? Doug: Yes, I couldn’t help but note the long and generally favorable obits on Robert “the Strange” McNamara, at age 93. The obituaries ranged from glowingly positive to, at worst that I read, neutral. I was shocked and disgusted by […]

Doug Casey on the Greater Depression

Published July 1, 2009

Q: Doug, you’ve been, as one subscriber recently dubbed you, “the town crier of America” for some time now, warning about what you call the Greater Depression. Do you really see that as being what’s ahead for America? You have seen the country seemingly headed for the precipice before, but it somehow missed going over […]

Doug Casey: “Deflation is actually a good thing”

Published June 10, 2009

Q: Doug, according to a recent article called “The Greater of Two Evils,” The Economist recently stated that inflation is preferable to deflation. What is your take on that? Doug: It was certainly one of the most ridiculous articles that I have read in recent years. It is disappointing that The Economist is employing the […]

Welcome to the Room – May 29, 2009

Published May 29, 2009

Welcome to “The Room” The May editions of The Casey Report, International Speculator, BIG GOLD, Casey Energy Opportunities and Without Borders are now available. May 29, 2009 Dear Reader, As I have done occasionally in the past, I’m going to rely on the kindness of others to help me with this week’s musings. That’s because, […]

Welcome to the Room – November 14, 2008

Published November 14, 2008

Welcome to “The Room” The November editions of The Casey Report, International Speculator and Casey Energy Opportunities, are now available. November 14, 2008 Dear Reader, Fittingly, the song that I have played too loud and too frequently this week – and that I am playing just now as I begin this weekly missive – deals […]

Welcome to the Room – January 11, 2008

Published January 4, 2008

Welcome to “The Room” The subscribers-only home page of Casey Research January’s issue of International Speculator is now available. Last Updated January 4, 2008 Dear Reader, As I begin this edition of The Room, it is the wee hours on a frigid Friday morning here in the semi-wilds of New England. Last night, as I […]