Are Low Crude Oil Prices a “Boom Or A Curse” For The World Economy?

As the chart to the left shows, in the period from 2002 until 2014 the U.S. moved from 3rd place to 1st place in world crude oil production. This is primarily due to the improvement in "fracking" technology which has led to the massive increase in … [Read more...]

Is the Golden Age Really Over?

Many people today are convinced that the good times are behind us... that the 1950's were truly the "Happy Days"... that there is more war and terrorism today than ever before... that in essence "the world is going to hell in a hand basket".  But Dr. … [Read more...]

The Oil Slump Will Hurt the U.S. Too

By Marin Katusa, Chief Energy Investment Strategist If you only paid attention to the mainstream media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the US is going to get away from the collapse in oil prices scot free. According to popular belief, America … [Read more...]

Tapering vs. Economy And Trends

Everyone is aware that the "recovery" is lame and is primarily an illusion due to the printing of funny money by the FED. What effect will it have if the FED shut off the spigot over night? Well just the thought of that idea recently sent shivers … [Read more...]

Poor Economy = Low Gold Price?

Often we have preconceived notions about what affects the price of gold. Commonly it is believed that inflation is the primary factor in the price of gold but in an article entitled Is Gold really a good Inflation Hedge? I showed the history of Gold … [Read more...]

Chile is on the Cusp

Like many places around the world, Chile has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the last few decades. Just over a generation ago, you would have been absolutely mad to come to Chile. Back then, the country was experiencing wild inflation and … [Read more...]

Unintended Consequences of Well-Intended Policies

By Dr. Lacy Hunt for Casey Research  In the early 1960s, when JFK was in the White House and William McChesney Martin was Fed chairman, Keynesian economics was in full bloom. One of its major tenets is the Phillips Curve, which posits a stable … [Read more...]

Is an Economic Deluge Nigh?

By David Galland, Casey Research If history has taught one certain lesson, it is that the less fettered an economy, the better humankind is able to do what it does best: run from trouble and run toward opportunity. In this way mistakes are quickly … [Read more...]

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Capital Safety: Is There Such a Thing as “TOO Safe”?

We all know that the stock market has been rising for 3 years. Many economic measures -- unemployment, consumer spending and confidence, etc. -- also show strong improvement. Yet is that a good reason to stay bullish on stocks? What a silly … [Read more...]

Obama: A One-and –Done President?

By the Editors of The Casey Report, Casey Research President Obama promised to turn around the floundering economy that he inherited from his predecessor. He promised jobs. He promised transparency. Not only did he not deliver on those campaign … [Read more...]