Doug Casey

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Douglas R. Casey is an American writer, speculator, and the founder and chairman of Casey Research.[1] He describes himself as an anarcho-capitalist[2] influenced by the works of novelist Ayn Rand.

Early life and education[edit]

Casey graduated from Georgetown University[2][3] in 1968.[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]

Career[edit]

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.[2]

Casey has recommended investments in gold.[1][7]

Casey Research[edit]

Casey Research publishes a financial newsletter from an Austrian School anarcho-capitalist perspective which advises on the purchase microcap stocks, precious metals, and other investments.[3]

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."[10]

Books[edit]

  • 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[11] (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[12]
  • Speculator (with John Hunt) (2016). Paperback: ISBN 978-0985933258. HighGround Books
  • Drug Lord (with John Hunt) (2017). Paperback: ISBN 978-1947449077. HighGround Books

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Waggoner, John (February 19, 2009). "Investors are grabbing for dangled karats". USA Today. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Projects Draw Attention to Argentine Countryside". New York Times. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Sykora, Allen (May 11, 2011). "Doug Casey: Government Policies Distort Markets; 'Printing More Money' To Mean Inflation". Forbes.com. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "Bloomberg - Are you a robot?". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  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 "Doomsayer Casey: 'I Believe in Buying When There's Blood in the Streets'". The Washington Post. 1980.
  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. ^ Knight, Jerry, 1980, "Doomsayer Casey: 'I Believe in Buying When There's Blood in the Streets'", Washington Post, August 25, 1980.
  11. ^ "Doug Casey' Books". High Ground Series - A collection of books by Doug Casey.
  12. ^ "Right on the Money: Doug Casey on Economics, Investing, and the Ways of the Real World with Louis James", Wiley.com.

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