Dear Reader,

One of our overarching goals at Casey Research is to bring you ideas and analysis that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. Today’s topic—the explosive growth in Islamic Finance—falls firmly into that category. It’s a burgeoning trend that we’ll be hearing much more about in the coming years, given that roughly one in five people on earth is Muslim.

This article originally appeared in World Money Analyst, a publication dedicated to bringing readers boots-on-the-ground intelligence from a host of foreign countries. The managing editor of WMA, my friend Kevin Brekke, lives in Switzerland. He kicks off this month’s edition with a local’s take on what a de-pegged Swiss Franc means for Switzerland’s economy, its people, and its financial system. You can check it out here by taking a risk-free trial of WMA.

Dan Steinhart
Managing Editor of The Casey Report