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Kurt Kasun

Kurt Kasun

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


A contributing writer to GreenFaucet.com, Kurt Kasun writes a high-end investment timing service, GlobalMacro, which is focused on identifying opportunities that produce returns in excess of market with reasonable risk. He is strategically located in Washington, D.C., a key to maintaining contacts and relationships which help Kurt understand global policy and economic factors as they emerge. His investment approach has always been macro in nature largely due to his undergraduate studies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (B. S. National Security, Public Affairs, 1989) and his graduate studies at George Mason University (M.A. International Commerce and Policy, 2006).

  • Getting the Most Bang for Your BRIC

    Published 27 July 2009 | viewed 1,798 times

    At the end of the trading week a Bloomberg article appeared titled "BRIC IPOs Show Region's 'Growing Power,' Biggs Says," where famed investor and former…

  • Are Emerging Markets Leaving Us in the Dust?

    Published 21 July 2009 | viewed 2,136 times

    Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan, co-authored an editorial which appeared in the July 14th edition of the Financial Times, titled "Time to tackle…

  • From Bailouts to Boondoggles, Betting on a B-Wave' Rally

    Published 06 February 2009 | viewed 2,651 times

    Dueling Scenarios Revisited The following commentary is a follow-up to http://www.greenfaucet.com/energy/one-of-two-scenarios-is-developing/89995. First, again I would like to make clear that I do not consider myself…

  • Not Your Grandfather's Depression

    Published 22 December 2008 | viewed 9,653 times

    It will be much worse, in many respects. The chart below, borrowed from Dr. Marc Faber's Market Commentary December 1, 2008, is devastating. The chart…

  • Revenge of the Barbarous Relic

    Published 20 November 2008 | viewed 3,630 times

    Marc Faber's latest report written on November 1 was titled "Why Market Interventions by Governments worsen Economic and Financial Conditions!" I might have called it…

  • Greenspan and the Gold Standard: Thinking Out Loud

    Published 07 November 2008 | viewed 2,547 times

    I wish some Congressman would have had the courage to ask Greenspan why he abandoned his principles he so eloquently (and correctly) wrote about in…

  • Are You Really Prepared for Whats Coming?

    Published 30 September 2008 | viewed 5,478 times

    I only wish to make a couple of points in this short commentary. The debacle envisioned by Austrian economists is now becoming an undisputed reality.…

  • What Next For the Real Economy?

    Published 22 September 2008 | viewed 3,608 times

    The Economist Magazine posed this question on the cover of this week's magazine with an illustration of the various pieces of Wall Street machinery being…

  • Game Changer: Buy Gold Now!

    Published 17 September 2008 | viewed 3,081 times

    There could be heroes that emerge in the market tumult, but I urge you not to try to be one of them. Financial markets around…

  • Surviving the Credit Chaos

    Published 16 September 2008 | viewed 3,693 times

    Last week when I wrote, "Extraordinary Measures Today, a Financial Funeral Tomorrow," I didn't literally think that the funeral would actually occur 'tomorrow'. Someone started…

  • Extraordinary Measures Today, a Financial Funeral Tomorrow

    Published 10 September 2008 | viewed 6,065 times

    I wish I was referring to Fannie and Freddie in the title of this piece, but because those institutions are being resurrected, the funeral I…

  • Kicking the Debt Habit Cold Turkey

    Published 03 September 2008 | viewed 3,148 times

    Things are about to get really bad. Rotating bubbles are now becoming rotating sector recessions as the positive feedback loops, created as money and credit…

  • Commodities: Is the Decennial Pattern Still in Effect?

    Published 20 August 2008 | viewed 1,550 times

    In early April I wrote a commentary titled "Commodity Boom? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet!" in which I hypothesized that commodities would maintain investment leadership…

  • Global Goldilocks?

    Published 14 August 2008 | viewed 2,399 times

    The new narrative forming among the Goldilocks crowd is that US economic supremacy reigns once again, as manifest in a reawakened "King Dollar". The US…

  • That's How a Hangover is Supposed to Feel

    Published 31 July 2008 | viewed 2,198 times

    The cover of this week's The Economist magazine reads "Unhappy America". To the authors' credit the article goes beyond the typical Bush-bashing and identifies several…

  • It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn...of a Depression

    Published 25 July 2008 | viewed 6,915 times

    The chart below, provided to me by Barry Bannister, clearly illustrates the countdown to hyperinflation. Chart: Courtesy Barry Bannister The financial system will collapse before…

  • Is the Party Over?

    Published 25 June 2008 | viewed 3,524 times

    For this week, access to much of Elliott Wave International's forecasts and chart work is free. Many traders and investors boldly proclaim that technical analysis,…

  • CPR for the Dollar

    Published 10 June 2008 | viewed 2,790 times

    Perhaps we should institute DNR rather than CPR Two days ago Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke shocked the world by commenting on his concerns regarding the…

  • Inflation Leaves Investors Little Choice

    Published 30 May 2008 | viewed 2,039 times

    The peaceful co-existence between commodity-related investments and most sectors which comprise the broader US Stock indices, is drawing to a close. As inflation tightens its…

  • The Panda Vs. The Polar Bear

    Published 24 May 2008 | viewed 2,167 times

    Last week the Bush administration declared polar bears as threatened species, acknowledging that global warming jeopardizes the species' livelihood as a result of rapid Artic…