About Casey Research

For over a quarter of a century, legendary investor and best-selling author Doug Casey and his team at Casey Research have been helping self-directed investors to earn superior returns through innovative investment research designed to take advantage of market dislocations.

Money – How to Get It and Keep It

If you want serious money, you have to get serious about money. You need to understand these fundamentals and never forget them. Don’t let all the garbage reported in the financial media you read, see, or hear confuse you about what money really is. Don’t consume more than you make: save! Don’t spend: invest!

Afraid Your Money Will Vanish before You Do?

The Employee Benefit Research Institute surveys workers each year concerning their retirement confidence. Despite an uptrend, the latest report shows that 82% of workers feel less than “very confident” about having enough money to retire comfortably.

Managing Your Mother’s Money

How to Invest Your Mother’s Money – And Keep Your Peace of Mind By Jeff Clark, Casey Research I manage one of my mother’s IRA accounts, and when it comes to investing money, she doesn’t like to take a lot of risks. I guess the same would be true for most of our mothers – and […]

Taxes and Freedom

Doug Casey on Taxes and Freedom The always-outspoken Doug Casey addresses a broader view of taxation and its costs to both individuals and society in general in this interview with Louis James. L: Doug, the Taxman cometh, at least for most US citizens who file their annual tax papers on April 15. We get a […]

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Doug Casey on the US Constitution

By Doug Casey, Casey Research Legendary contrarian investor and the original International Man Doug Casey takes aim at the US Constitution, from its sneaky beginnings to its encroachments on individual liberty and free markets. Louis: Doug, we’ve threatened to talk about the Constitution many times. Since there’s  increasing interest in the country’s economic and political […]

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Doing the Roth Arithmetic

By Terry Coxon, Casey Research It’s clear to me, even though it may not be clear to you, that unless there is something very unusual about your situation, if you have a traditional IRA, you should pay the tax now and convert it to a Roth IRA. Not just maybe, but definitely. Not just for […]

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Ten Percent Yields Without Buying a Single Stock?

By Alex Daley, Casey Research The average interest rate for a savings account today is 0.45%. It wasn’t that long ago that one could easily earn 5% in a well-chosen savings account, like those offered by ING Direct, or bump that up by a point or two by putting money away in a CD. Thanks […]

Is a House Ever a Good Investment?

In the past few decades, the concept of home ownership has been completely turned on its head. Previously, homes were considered a very long-term consumption good. Do you think anyone in the 18th, 19th, and prior centuries ever considered tripling the value of their homes by retirement time and selling them to move beachside? In the vast majority of cases, such ideas never crossed their minds. Yet, somehow along the way, this became a reasonable investment expectation. Even today, home buyers still make their purchases with the hopes of escalating prices. But are homes really wise investments?