Doug Casey

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Douglas R. Casey is an American writer,[1] speculator, and the founder and chairman of Casey Research.[2] He describes himself as an anarcho-capitalist[3] influenced by the works of novelist Ayn Rand. Casey is a real estate investor as well as an advisor on how to profit from market distortions and periods of economic turmoil.[4]


Casey is a graduate of Georgetown University.[3][5] He was raised Roman Catholic, but later became an atheist.[6][7]


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

Career as author[edit]

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

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.[5]



In 2007 the Financial Times noted that Casey pointed out the credit crunch saw close correlation between gold and equity prices. He said this was because hedge funds sold both gold and equities for liquidity.[12]

Casey recommends gold as an investment. At FreedomFest 2014 he told Daniela Cambone that he predicted retail price inflation, and saying that he did not think that the price of gold was being suppressed.[13]


In 2012 Salon magazine questioned Casey's stance that the United States Constitution is principally responsible for the American Civil War.[14]


  1. ^ Gillespie, Nick (June 25, 2014). "'America Has Ceased to Exist': Investment Guru Doug Casey on the Coming Economic Meltdown". Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ Waggoner, John (February 19, 2009). "Investors are grabbing for dangled karats". USA Today. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Projects Draw Attention to Argentine Countryside". New York Times. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Totally Incorrect: Conversations with Doug Casey (LFB) [NOOK Book]". Barnes and Noble. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Sykora, Allen (May 11, 2011). "Doug Casey: Government Policies Distort Markets; 'Printing More Money' To Mean Inflation". Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ July 13, 2013 C-SPAN2 Book TV interview with Doug Casey at Freedomfest 2013, held at Las Vegas.
  7. ^ Sien, 2015. 22:00 min. in
  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. ^ "Doug Casey' Books". High Ground Series - A collection of books by Doug Casey. 
  11. ^ "Right on the Money: Doug Casey on Economics, Investing, and the Ways of the Real World with Louis James",
  12. ^ "Matthew Vincent: Time to bring on the violins". Financial Times. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  13. ^ Christensen, Neils; Cambone, Daniela (July 11, 2014). "Gold Is A Good Value - Doug Casey". Forbes. Kitco News. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  14. ^ Nelson, Leah. "How to spot an "anarcho-capitalist"". Salon. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 

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