EDITOR’S COMMENT: We have featured numerous articles and comments about the coming water scarcity previously, but not recently. Here, is a very complete and informative analysis of this looming crisis, which will affect almost everyone. I found some of the factual comments to be most interesting and most concerning. You may not have a great interest in this issue with its profound implications at this time. But, you will eventually, so like Read More »
Louis James: Doug, a lot of our readers have asked about getting a second passport. I realize this is a large and complex issue – several issues, actually – but would you care to go over the basics of where to go and what to do? And for those not already thinking about this, why?
Doug Casey: Sure. We’ve talked quite a bit about the increasing urgency of getting some of Read More »
Who fares better in retirement, pensioners or folks who saved up their own respective nest eggs? If you look at the numbers, you might be surprised to learn who’s really “living large” after retirement.
Regardless of how you made your money, what determines if you’re rich when you retire? Frankly, it isn’t how much money you made, but how much you accumulated that counts. So who are the real rich people?
Retirees Read More »
By Louis James for Casey Research
My message lately has been very simple: buy low.
And do it now.
The essential formula for investing, as you know, is to buy low and sell high. So easy to say, so hard to do.
It takes real mettle to be a successful contrarian, and it’s precisely because so many investors are so nervous about our market today that it’s a buyer’s market.
Let me digress for a crucial, Read More »
As many people know, I’m a frequent traveler. This means I spend a lot of time standing in lines at airports, taxi stands, train stations, and so forth. My habit has been to use this time reading books, playing with lines of poetry, or simply thinking about whatever needs thinking about. If I believed in sin, the cardinal sin in my book would be to waste time; every squandered minute Read More »
By Jeff Clark, Casey Research
A number of market analysts and gold-industry insiders are warning about a possible shortage of gold supply. Barrick CEO Jamie Sokalsky recently stated that since gold production is inelastic (i.e., insensitive to price changes) there will be a very limited increase in supply from gold producers, even during sharp increases in the gold price. Rick Rule, a billionaire and avid gold investor, pointed out that Read More »
By Jeff Clark, Casey Research
After a year or more of depressed prices, gold and silver stocks reversed with a vengeance. GDX (the ETF proxy for the Gold Miners Index) was up 27.1% in just two months (August and September). Those who followed our lead and bought or averaged down this summer have profited handsomely. It’s been a fun ride, and I’m convinced we’ll see many more surges like this before it’s Read More »
By Vedran Vuk, Senior Analyst, Casey Research
“Woooooooooo! Wooooooooo!” That’s what I heard all night from my neighbor’s election-night party. If the last four years are any indicator of the next four, then I’m not really sure what there is to be so excited about. Sure, some might prefer Obama a little more than Romney, and that’s fine. What confuses me is such excitement for an administration that has been such a Read More »
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Here is another potential area of concern that is not being mentioned by our media, and yet could have very serious ramifications for the overall economic well-being of our country and the world.
By Marin Katusa for Casey Research
There is little that would rock the oil world more than a revolution in Saudi Arabia.
But with a coming leadership crisis, it is becoming all too likely.
Saudi is facing major economic challenges Read More »
Gold closed at $1,716 per ounce last Friday, almost $80 below the peak of $1,791.75 it reached three weeks ago. The drop was widely attributed to continuing global economic uncertainty and speculators taking profits – which means the experts have no idea what really happened. We don’t try to second-guess short-term fluctuations here at Casey Research, but instead keep our focus on the bigger picture.
In Read More »