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Russian Oil

Why Russia is Unfazed by Falling Oil Prices

For a hundred years now oil has played a major role in the rise and fall of nations and economies. In recent articles we've told you about Russia Eying Crimea’s Oil and Gas Reserves and about the … [Read More...]

Falling Oil Prices

Oil Price Tumbles After OPEC Releases 2015 Forecast

Oil prices are falling and that is good for consumers as their daily heating and transportation costs fall. It also benefits producers as a small company could easily save $100,000 a year in energy … [Read More...]

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Could The Fed Trigger A Deflationary Slide In Stocks?

Most economists and stock market participants believe that FED policy can exhibit a tremendous amount of power over the movement of the markets and market participants perception of the future of that … [Read More...]

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Gold Reserves

The Story of Gold’s Future History

In today's post Grant Williams looks at a hypothetical story of the "history" of gold looking back from the future which could have clues for how you should invest now.  ~Tim McMahon, editor Things That Make You Go Hmmm: How Could It Happen? By Grant … [Read More...]

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Breakfast with a Lord of War

By David Galland, Partner, Casey Research In late 2010, I was invited to a private breakfast meeting with an individual near the apex of the US military’s strategic planning pyramid. Specifically, the individual we were to breakfast with sits at the side of the … [Read More...]

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How “Paper Gold” Affects the Price of the Metal

Is the Gold market rigged? In today's article, Bud Conrad Chief Economist at Casey Research, takes a look at the 1000 to 1 leverage that the Gold futures market provides and how a few banks can use that to control the Gold market and drive the price of gold down. This … [Read More...]

Bank of Japan (BOJ)

On Halloween, the Bank of Japan Did Something Scary

In today's post Grant Williams looks at the recent actions of the Bank of Japan and their attempt to break free of the deflationary spiral they have been on for more than 20 years. Back in April of 2013 Abenomics was born and Japan began boosting their stock market … [Read More...]

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A GREAT Model to Understand Gold’s Price Swings

Are Gold's price swings as truly unpredictable as Bernanke, Yellen and Greenspan would have you believe? Is gold really a  Barbarous relic with no place in a modern portfolio? Or is gold a valid insurance policy against the Fed's $4 trillion balance sheet which is just … [Read More...]

Petrodollars

More on the PetroDollar

Recently we published an article by Casey Research energy analyst Marin Katusa about the mysterious death of  Total Oil CEO Christophe de Margerie, whose private jet collided with a snowplow in Moscow and the possible links to the Petrodollar and Death of the … [Read More...]

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Total War over the Petrodollar

It sounds like something out of James Bond, a private plane crashes into a snow plow, killing all inside.  In today's post Marin Katusa asks, "How many other Western executives will die under suspicious circumstances, if they attempt to help Russia bypass sanctions?" … [Read More...]

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Another Housing Bust On The Way?

Evidence of Another Even More Sweeping Housing Bust is Already Starting to Appear By Elliott Wave International Editor's note: With permission, the following article was adapted from the October 2014 issue of The Elliott Wave Financial Forecast, a publication of … [Read More...]

Leland Miller

The Asian Age of Transformation

On September 19-21, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas, top experts from Casey Research—as well as many well-regarded guest speakers—gathered to discuss the most important issues facing our economy today and presented on how to position yourself to thrive in the year ahead. If … [Read More...]

Obama abandons Saudis and Petrodollar

Death of the Petrodollar

Ever since the "Bretton Woods" agreement the U.S. Dollar had the status of a world reserve currency which boosted our economy and gave us an advantage that other currencies didn't have. After inflation forced Nixon to abandon the Gold standard, Kissinger came up with a … [Read More...]

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Why China’s Insatiable Appetite For Coal Has Likely Peaked

A recent report from Greenpeace found that China's coal consumption declined in the first half of this year and new Chinese government data suggests that the country's coal imports have dropped. Estimates indicate that by the end of the year, China's coal imports could … [Read More...]

Property Taxes

Property Rights and Property Taxes—and Countries That Don’t Have Them

This reminds me of the story of an an old sharecropper who was given the deed to a house free and clear with no mortgage.  He said he didn't want it. Instead he wanted a mortgage. When asked why he said once his brother had the deed to a house and the bank had the … [Read More...]

Freedom of the Press

U.S. Press Freedom Declines According to Report

For the fourth year in a row, Finland ranked No.1 in press freedom, as ranked in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. While Finland set the gold-standard for press freedom, close runners-up for a second-straight year included the … [Read More...]

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You’d Better Hope The U.S. Government Likes What You Do For A Living

It seems like almost daily we are hearing of more and more government encroachment on our freedom and liberty, whether it is the IRS targeting certain groups or NSA evesdropping on private conversations or even passing around "captured" pictures but today we are going … [Read More...]

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Why The Debate Over Energy Storage Utterly Misses The Point

The debate over which energy storage technology will prove to be the best in the long-term is woefully misguided. Many technologies have been tested in the field or been fully installed, but their real-world applications have created constant questions around a … [Read More...]

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QE Ending Or Just Getting Started?

ECB To Step Up As Fed Steps Back? While the Federal Reserve has laid out specific plans to end their quantitative easing (QE) program, a new season of QE may be getting ready to kick-off across the pond. From Reuters: The euro fell broadly on Wednesday, hitting a … [Read More...]

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Argentina Coming Apart at the Seams… Again

As you've probably heard Argentina has defaulted on it's Sovereign debt. This is the second time in 12 years that Argentina is defaulting. Of course the Kirchner Government is trying to blame the U.S. for their troubles by saying that it is our fault... after all, those … [Read More...]

GNP vs. GDP

GNP vs. GDP

I have often wondered what happened to the old GNP calculations. Even if you search Google you will have difficulty finding a logical explanation about the changing definition. Once upon a time, when I was growing up, Gross National Product (GNP) meant the goods and … [Read More...]

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Central Bank Smackdown

By John Mauldin Smackdown: smack•down, ?smak?doun/, noun, US informal 1.  a bitter contest or confrontation. "the age-old man versus Nature smackdown" 2.  a decisive or humiliating defeat or setback. The term “smackdown” was first used by professional … [Read More...]

Mexico Oil Production

Could Gang Violence End Mexico’s Shale Dream?

Violence in Mexico could thwart hopes of a budding shale boom, as oil and gas companies operating in Texas may think twice about moving south of the border. Mexico holds an estimated 545 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable shale gas and 13 billion barrels … [Read More...]