Archives for February, 2015

Jim Rogers on Opportunities in Russia and Other Hated Markets

Nick Giambruno: Welcome, Jim. As you know, Doug Casey and I travel the world surveying crisis markets, and we always like to get your take on things. Today I want to talk to you about Russia, which is a very hated market right now. What are your thoughts on Russia in general and on Russian stocks in particular? […]

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Outside the Box: Hoisington Quarterly Review and Outlook: Fourth Quarter 2014

  Forecasting is a singularly difficult task and is more often than not fraught with failure. The Federal Reserve has some of the smartest economists in the world, and yet their forecasts are so wrong so often (as in, they almost never get it right) that some have pointed out that it’s almost statistically impossible […]

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Beware of Bankers Bearing Gifts

Childhood cartoons have programmed us to see bankers as evil, greedy businessmen who delight in preying on the poor. Case in point: Snidely Whiplash. Snidely Whiplash and Nell As children we latched onto stories of the evil banker who held the mortgage on poor Nell’s ranch. Somehow a hero, Dudley Do-Right, emerged in the nick […]

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Unconventional Investing for Unconventional Times

What is Casey’s Club? Let me first share the evolution of Casey Research and why I think if you’re a serious speculator, you need to be part of Casey’s Club. A little over a decade ago, I was a Casey subscriber. At the time, there was only the International Speculator, and the firm was made […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: The Eurozone: Collateral Damage

  Collateral damage. Unintended consequences. Friendly fire. Certainly no one intended to have a global banking meltdown when they let Lehman Bros. go under. Now we’re watching another Greek drama that could have significant unintended consequences – far beyond anything the market has priced in today. Then again, maybe not. Maybe the market is right […]

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When Pro Players Fritter Away Millions

How is it possible for one man to burn through $400 million and wind up filing for bankruptcy, $27 million in the hole? Boxer Mike Tyson made it happen, and he’s in good company among professional athletes. Yet other professional athletes parlay their sizable earnings into nest eggs that grow and last. Why the two […]

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Outside the Box: The Preface from Flashpoints

  All eyes are focused on Europe this week as another Greek drama plays itself out. I have to admit that in my student days I was forced to sit through a number of Greek dramas, which are admittedly a fine part of our cultural heritage; but while I can appreciate their time and place […]

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Outside the Box: The Preface from Flashpoints

  All eyes are focused on Europe this week as another Greek drama plays itself out. I have to admit that in my student days I was forced to sit through a number of Greek dramas, which are admittedly a fine part of our cultural heritage; but while I can appreciate their time and place […]

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Why Foreign Real Estate is a Grand Slam

A grand slam in baseball, as many of you know, is a home run that is hit when the bases are loaded, in turn scoring four runs. It is the most potent move possible in a single play. In a similar sense, obtaining real estate in a foreign country is an international diversification grand slam […]

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Why Foreign Real Estate is a Grand Slam

A grand slam in baseball, as many of you know, is a home run that is hit when the bases are loaded, in turn scoring four runs. It is the most potent move possible in a single play. In a similar sense, obtaining real estate in a foreign country is an international diversification grand slam […]

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