Doug Casey

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Doug Casey
BornDouglas Robert Casey
(1946-05-05) May 5, 1946 (age 77)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Alma materGeorgetown University
RelativesEugene B. Casey (father)

Douglas Robert Casey[1] (born May 5, 1946[1] in Chicago, Illinois) is an American writer, speculator, and the founder and chairman of Casey Research.[2] He describes himself as an anarcho-capitalist[3] influenced by the works of writer and philosopher Ayn Rand.

Early life and education[edit]

Casey graduated from Georgetown University in 1968.[3][4] He was raised Roman Catholic, but later became an atheist.[5][6]

He is the son of Eugene B. Casey, a multimillionaire real estate developer.[7]


Casey's 1979 book Crisis Investing was number one on The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller list in 1980 for 29 consecutive weeks. It was the best-selling financial book of 1980 with 438,640 copies sold.[8][9]

Casey has a wine and residential sporting estate project called Estancia de Cafayate in Salta Province, Argentina.[3]

Casey has recommended investing in gold.[2][7]

Casey Research[edit]

Casey Research publishes a financial newsletter from an Austrian School anarcho-capitalist perspective which advises on the purchase of microcap stocks, precious metals, and other investments.[4]

Views and approach[edit]

Casey describes himself as a contrarian. He applies this view to investment, economic interpretations, and government.

He has said, "You've got to be a speculator today. It's no longer possible to work hard and save your money and get ahead in life."[7]

Casey has been critical of an interventionist foreign policy.[10][11]


  • Strategic Investing (1982). Paperback: ISBN 0-671-43886-7
  • The International Man (1976). Hardcover: ISBN 978-0-932496-09-6
  • Crisis Investing : Opportunities and profits in the coming great depression. (1979). Hardcover: ISBN 0-936906-00-6. Paperback: ISBN 0-671-42678-8.
  • Crisis Investing for the Rest of the 90s[12] (1993). Paperback: ISBN 0-8065-1612-7.
  • Totally Incorrect: Conversations with Doug Casey (2012). Paperback: ISBN 0-9882851-3-4.
  • Right on the Money (2013). Paperback: ISBN 978-1-118-85622-2. John Wiley & Sons[13]
  • Speculator (with John Hunt) (2016). Paperback: ISBN 978-0985933258. High Ground Novels
  • Drug Lord (with John Hunt) (2017). Paperback: ISBN 978-1947449077. High Ground Novels
  • Assassin (with John Hunt) (2020). Paperback: ISBN 978-1947449091. High Ground Novels


  1. ^ a b "Publicado en el Boletín Oficial de Salta Nº 19807 el día 23/06/2016". Boletín Oficial – Provincia de Salta. Archived from the original on May 26, 2019. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Waggoner, John (February 19, 2009). "Investors are grabbing for dangled karats". USA Today. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Foster, Nick (February 25, 2010). "Projects Draw Attention to Argentine Countryside". New York Times. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Sykora, Allen (May 11, 2011). "Doug Casey: Government Policies Distort Markets; 'Printing More Money' To Mean Inflation". Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  5. ^ July 13, 2013 C-SPAN2 Book TV interview with Doug Casey at Freedomfest 2013, held at Las Vegas.
  6. ^ Sien, 2015. 22:00 min. in
  7. ^ a b c Knight, Jerry (August 25, 1980). "Doomsayer Casey: 'I Believe in Buying When There's Blood in the Streets'". The Washington Post.
  8. ^ Strauss, Valerie (June 10, 2010). "What Americans used to read". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  9. ^ "Doug Casey". Voice America. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  10. ^ James, Louis (November 14, 2012). "Doug Casey on the Inconvenient Truths of US Foreign Policy". Casey Research. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  11. ^ "Doug Casey on What Happens After the Next War". Investment Watch. June 7, 2019. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  12. ^ "Doug Casey' Books". High Ground Series - A collection of books by Doug Casey.
  13. ^ "Right on the Money: Doug Casey on Economics, Investing, and the Ways of the Real World with Louis James",

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