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A Get Together with Doug Casey and Rick Rule

Casey Research organised a get together at the Barbebra Café in Auckland on Wednesday night for International Speculators. Around thirty people attended and a very good night it was too!

Doug Casey, Sam Kirtley and Bob Kirtley
Pictured Above: Bob Kirtley, Doug Casey, Sam Kirtley

The subjects covered were wide ranging as each attendee had their own unique area of interest around which debate was built. Doug is a mind of information about everything from property development opportunities in Argentina to the possibility of a sovereign state tying its currency to the gold standard. This is an interesting idea as the global distrust of paper currencies grows, it could happen sooner then we imagine.

Rick Rule and Sam Kirtley
Pictured Above: Rick Rule and Sam Kirtley

Also putting in an appearance was the founder member of Global Resource Investments, Rick Rule. Like Doug, Rick is friendly, approachable and knows his stuff. Being in New Zealand the attendees had lots of questions for Rick regarding New Zealand's future power needs. The role of the Maui and Tui oil and gas fields were discussed in some depth, however Ricks view was more along the lines that New Zealand should concentrate on developing their geo-thermal potential for their future needs, which we agree with, however we still believe that New Zealand could go nuclear somewhere down the line. We exchanged stories about our experiences in Fort McMurray, the home of Alberta's oil sands industry. When I was there in the early '80s' it was all work, some cross country skiing, ice fishing and of course, the bar. Rick tells me that the labour camps now have entertainment centres which include bowling alleys to amuse the work force!

If you are looking a great place to meet then check out the Barabra Café located at 147 Quay Street on Auckland’s Princess Wharf Area, Shed 23, where Michelle will take good care of you.

Michelle and Bob
Pictured Above: Michelle and Bob

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A Get Together with Doug Casey and Rick Rule

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Auckland Get Together with Doug Casey and Rick Rule

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It was a great night out and we thoroughly enjoyed it and now the fun's over and its back to work.

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Reader Comments (9)

so would it be presumptuous of me to say, then, that geothermal energy is an investment direction for Rick Rule? I've been trying to find out his new strategy after he got his people out or uraniums last year.

You can't just namedrop a meeting with two heavyweights like that an not give us some inside scoop!!! Come on...!!! :)

March 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjgr


It was the sort of get together where politics, economics and ideas were knocked around, it wasn't a 'buy ABC Limited now for two cents as it will rocket to a hundred bucks by morning' type of meeting. Anyway, you wouldn't buy anything without doing your own due diligence would you?

As for a scoop, we have given you their web addresses so you can go direct to them and find out for yourself what their version of the future is.

If you are investing a fair bit of cash, then paying a few bucks for investment advice from a 'heavyweight' is money well spent, as it is a tiny percentage of what you have deployed in the market.

March 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGold Prices

when did rick rule disawow uranium stocks. was it before the housing collapse because I don't recall reading or hearing about it. has his long term prospectives shifted from uranium. also casey an on and off again advocate of the geothermals has been quite on them choosing to focus on the metals.

Rick Rule seemed to have mentioned on several occasions that investing in resource stocks means you are either a contrarian or a victim. He actually mentioned he was out of uranium, for the most part, at several investment conferences last year as they were overbought.

March 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Polomny

Hi, I have two questions about the SKF investment:

1. Would you advise continuing to buy more while the price is on the rise?

2. Are you short term trading SKF to take advantage of the price fluctuations?

Thanks for your comments on these questions.


March 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Ell

How does an American with no experience other than teaching English in Saudi Arabia find opportunities to save REAL good and big money (say, $50,000 US net of taxes and accomodation) in Fort Mc. Murray, Canada?

What kind of training would I need and how can I get started? I'd appreciate some pointers.


March 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVictor Rodriguez


Its been a long time since I worked up there in the frozen north, but may I suggest that you first search the web and establish a list of companies that operate there, such as Syncrude and Sun Oil etc. Then pick up the phone and talk to their HR people about what they are desperately short of in terms of man power. They could have skill shortages where they are prepared to offer you training etc. There were a lot of Americans there when I was there, but I'm not aware of the current requirements for a work permit etc.

Let us know how you get on - all the best, Bob

March 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGold Prices

When I see the good time everyone had mingling with Doug Casey and Rick Rule in Aukland, I feel kind of envious.I live in Northern Ontario. Sometimes it feels like Siberia.Would it be possible to be notified if Doug weere to speak in,say, Sudbury?...Thank you.

March 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSerge Allaire

Woldn't a small nuclear reactor be a natural for heating up the bitumen underground so it could be pumped up instead of dug up?

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbob paglee

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