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Louis James

Louis James

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Louis James' background in physics, economics, and technical writing prepared him well for his role as senior editor of the International Speculator and Casey Investment Alert. Like Doug Casey, Louis constantly travels the world, visiting highly prospective geological targets, grilling management and company geologists, and interviewing natives in a variety of languages to find out what they really think (he's fluent in French and Spanish, and speaks a little German and Russian).

  • Doug Casey on the Nanny State's Interference in Our Lives

    Published 06 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Louis James interviews Doug Casey discussing the Nanny State's interference in our lives. This interview was first published on March 14, 2012 Editor's Note: In…

  • Doug Casey: Signs of a Resource Sector Bottom

    Published 02 April 2015 | viewed 0 times

    L: Well, Doug, we've seen another quarter of high volatility and significant world events. What strikes you as most important at present? Doug: Everything is…

  • A Cure for Metals Investor Malaise

    Published 01 April 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Markets fluctuate. Sectors cycle. Investors love and hate these facts, but we all know that if it were not so, it would be impossible to…

  • Will Gold Win Out Against the US Dollar?

    Published 31 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    It is an essential impossibility to solve problems created by excess debt and artificial liquidity with more of the same. That's our credo here at…

  • The Secret of Success in Mineral Exploration

    Published 24 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    As an investor, I want to bet on the jockeys who win the most races, not just the best-looking horses. So, while I'm no Tom…

  • Reality Always Wins. But Never on Schedule

    Published 17 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    "Expect the worst and you won't be disappointed" is true enough, but it's a miserable way to go through life. For investors, expecting the worst…

  • How to Get Struck by Lightning

    Published 10 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Two M&A deals have already delivered paydays for investors in junior mining stocks this year: Goldcorp’s half-billion-dollar purchase of Probe Mines in Canada, and Tahoe…

  • Doug Casey on ISIS, Gold, Oil, and What to Expect in 2015

    Published 18 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Today's feature is a special treat: a peek into the brain of one of the most successful speculators of all time. In what follows, Doug…

  • Doug Casey's Coming Super-Bubble

    Published 16 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    In many of my conversations with legendary speculator Doug Casey since the crash of 2008, Doug has talked about a coming super-bubble. Everything Doug has…

  • How I Intend to Survive the Meltdown of America

    Published 15 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    It is with a troubled heart that I look at the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine. I worry about my friends and students in the…

  • Doug Casey's 9 Secrets for Successful Speculation

    Published 17 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    When I started working for Doug Casey almost 10 years ago, I probably knew as much about investing as the average Joe, but I now…

  • The Correction Isn't Over, But Gold's Headed to $20,000

    Published 10 December 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In April of 2008, Casey International Speculator published an article called "Gold-Relative Performance to Oil" by Professor Krassimir Petrov, then at the American University in…

  • Aye, Me Hearties - Why There's Still Old-Fashioned Treasure Out There

    Published 14 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I've always wondered why we tend to glorify pirates and treasure hunters: the Indiana Joneses, the Jack Sparrows, the Long John Silvers. I think it's…

  • Timing the Bottom

    Published 16 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    An interesting thing about the uptick in gold prices over the last couple days is the number of people asking me if I think gold…

  • Ignore Cyprus at Your Own Risk

    Published 03 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Archimedes once said that if he had a lever long enough and a place to stand, he could move the world. Today, the half-Greek island…

  • The Herd: Wrong About Alaska, Wrong About Gold

    Published 21 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    My message lately has been very simple: buy low. And do it now. The essential formula for investing, as you know, is to buy low…

  • Gold Miners vs. the SP - Surprising Conclusions

    Published 06 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    We often hear the claim that gold producers have not met investors' expectations for the past couple years. While there are many potential reasons for…

  • How You Play the Cards Is More Important Than What You Are Dealt

    Published 21 December 2012 | viewed 0 times

    As many people know, I'm a frequent traveler. This means I spend a lot of time standing in lines at airports, taxi stands, train stations,…

  • Fear vs. Fundamentals in the Platinum Market

    Published 13 December 2012 | viewed 0 times

    In October of last year, we published a platinum-market overview in the Casey International Speculator and concluded by saying: "We recommend avoiding South Africa, and…

  • Doug Casey on Karma

    Published 30 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator Dear Reader, Before we get to this week's conversation, I am very pleased to announce that Doug Casey…