Doug Casey has always been Wild

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Last week I interviewed Doug Casey, Founder and Chairman of Casey Research.

Doug has been a public figure in financial media since he published Crisis Investing in 1980. Crisis Investing went on to not only become a best selling book in the investing genre - it became the best selling book in the US that year - holding a top spot on the New York Times bestsellers list for a record 39 weeks.

Doug has modeled his life after the renaissance style characters of Atlas Shrugged, complete with creating his own Galt's Gulch - the fictional location in Atlas Shrugged, where the world's business leaders establish a capitalistic haven, away from creeping government restrictions.

Doug’s haven was in Cafayate, an upscale community in Salta, Argentina.

Argentinian politics did not support his investment, but he kept pursuing his libertarian dream, traveling to over 200 countries, residing in 10, in constant search of personal sovereignty. His current home is in Uruguay.

Like many with a macro focus in their portfolios, Doug has found himself in "The Zone” right now - much of what he has been predicting over the last several years is unfolding - irreconcilable divides in US politics, aggressive devaluation of the US dollar, and according to many, the perfect storm for a generational gold rally.

Next week Doug is hosting his own virtual conference, titled “The Day After”, an event focused on positioning investors through the US election. I wanted to catch up with Doug prior to his event.

His keynote roster is very diverse - with a few of my favourites - namely a geopolitical analyst that I have followed for years, George Friedman, former CIA agent and founder of Stratfor Intelligence and Geopolitical Futures.

Additional keynotes include:

David Stockman
The ultimate Washington and Wall Street insider turned iconoclast. David is a former Congressman and was President Ronald Reagan's budget director.

John Perkins
Perkins is the author of Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man, which details the story of how economic hit men and assassins support a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments, and the rich and powerful people tied to them. It spent 73 weeks on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list and has been translated into 32 languages.

Frank Holmes
CEO and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors, a firm with a long history of expertise in gold and precious metals investing and $1.7 billion in assets under management.

Marin Katusa
Starting from scratch, Marin has built a large personal fortune… all through his ability to find great investments. During his career, he has sat on the board of a public company, arranged over $2 billion in financings, and written the New York Times bestselling book, The Colder War.

Chris MacIntosh
After working for many top-tier investment banks, Chris left the corporate world. He has since built and sold multiple million-dollar businesses, built a VC firm allocating $35m into early-stage ventures, and become a full-time trader.

Saifedean Ammous
Dr. Saifedean Ammous is the author of The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, the first and most popular study of the economics of Bitcoin.

Gary Saul Morson
Professor of Russian literature at Northwestern University and an accomplished interpreter of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anton Chekhov, and Leo Tolstoy.

John Carughi
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, firearms instructor, and security contractor who took the internet by storm after a video went viral of him disarming a Seattle rioter who had stolen a police officer’s AR-15 rifle from a destroyed squad car.

I will be attending Doug's conference, "The Day After" - register here if you would like to join me.

To check out my interview with Doug Casey, click here

Jay Martin
CEO, Cambridge House