Doug Casey: Comparing the 1930s and Today

Doug Casey, Dr. Quinton Hennigh and Michael Oliver return.

Generals commonly fight a war only to find out that as times change applying past strategies result in disaster. In the U.S. financial “generals” at the Fed and Treasury focus policy on avoiding the deflationary depression of the 1930s. Doug Casey takes a look at how times have changed and why fighting the 1930s battle cannot overcome a depression but why the current market correction is likely to be far different from the 1930s. In light of his vision for the future, we asked Doug why he thinks gold and gold shares should help offset the pain of the impending depression. 

Quinton updates us on the progress being made toward production and expansion of the high grade Blue Spec project in Australia.  Michael shares his insights into the direction of gold and other key markets. 

Doug Casey is a highly respected author, publisher and professional investor who graduated from Georgetown University in 1968. His book on profiting from periods of economic turmoil “Crisis Investing,” spent multiple weeks as #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and was the best-selling financial book of 1980. He has been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including David Letterman, Merv Griffin, Charlie Rose, Phil Donahue, Maury Povich, NBC News and CNN; and has been the topic of numerous features in periodicals such as Time, Forbes, People, and the Washington Post. Doug who divides his time between homes in Colorado, New Zealand and Argentina, publishes “The Casey Research” and has written newsletters and alert services for sophisticated investors for over 28 years. Doug served as a trustee on the Board of Governors of Washington College and Northwoods University, and has been a director and advisor to nine different financial corporations.

Michael Oliver entered the financial services industry in 1975 on the Futures side, joining E.F. Hutton’s International Commodity Division, NYC. He studied under David Johnson, head of Hutton’s Commodity Division and Chairman of the COMEX.

In the 1980’s Oliver began to develop his own momentum-based method of technical analysis. In 1987 Oliver, along with his futures client accounts (Oliver had trading POA) technically anticipated and captured the Crash. Oliver began to realize that his emergent momentum-structural-based tools should be further developed into a full analytic methodology.

In 1992 he was asked by the Financial VP and head of Wachovia Bank’s Trust Department to provide soft dollar research to Wachovia. Within a year Oliver shifted from brokerage to full-time technical research. MSA has provided its proprietary technical research services to financial and asset management clients continually since 1992. Oliver is the author of The New Libertarianism: Anarcho-Capitalism.

Dr. Quinton Hennigh, President – CEO & Director of Novo Resources Corp., is an economic geologist with more than 20 years of exploration experience with major gold mining firms including Homestake Mining, Newcrest Mining and Newmont Mining. Dr. Hennigh was the former director and Chief Geologist of Evolving Gold Corp. where he helped assemble a world class portfolio of gold projects and led successful explorations resulting in three significant discoveries including the Rattlesnake Hills deposit, Wyoming. Currently, Dr. Hennigh is a director and Technical Advisor to Gold Canyon Resources., where he helped refocus exploration at the company’s Springpole Gold Project in Red Lake, Ontario. Dr. Hennigh is also currently the Chief Geologist of EurOmax Resources, the Technical Advisor and a director to Prosperity Goldfields Corp. and a director to NV Gold Corp. Dr. Hennigh obtained a Ph.D. in Geology/Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines.