Casey Research, a leading provider of investment research, with over 30 years of history, specializing in geopolitically informed investing, energy, base and precious metals, and technology, concluded its most recent summit, The Next Few Years in Boca Raton, FL. There they provided insight into the global economy, portfolio strategies, and specific investment ideas and recommendations. “I think the next few years are going to be critical as we move out of the eye of the hurricane, which is where we are right now, and enter the following edge of the hurricane. And it is going to be much bigger in all ways than it was a couple of years ago,” said Casey Chairman and Founder Doug Casey. “You can identify investment opportunities by taking advantage of politically caused distortions in the market such as the current unprecedented levels of government interference in monetary and fiscal policy.” To view a portion of Mr. Casey’s presentation go to: www.caseyresearch.com/caseyvideo(link is external).Presentations from Casey’s blue ribbon faculty provided participants unique insights into these market distortions and identified unique investment opportunities. Featured speakers included industry leaders such as Chris Whalen, co-founder of Institutional Risk Analytics and author of Inflated: How Money and Debt Built the America Dream; John Williams of Shadow Government Statistics; and James Rickards, Senior Managing Director Tangent Capital Partners.Chris Whalen discussed his grave concerns over this country’s misplaced reliance on the housing market to grow national wealth. “Housing is the thing that gives me nightmares. We have used housing as a growth engine in this country and the reality is it does not grow national wealth.” To view a portion of Mr. Whalen’s presentation, see: www.caseyresearch.com/whalenvideo(link is external).Another issue of concern for speakers, including James Rickards, is the conscious effort to devalue the US dollar in an effort to boost net exports. “If consumer spending and investments are flat and government spending hits the wall the only thing left is net exports. How do you drive net exports?” asks Mr. Rickards. “You try to devalue the dollar which is what has been behind QE, QE2 and low interest rates. The problem is it’s never worked.” For a video excerpt of Mr. Rickards’ presentation, visit:www.caseyresearch.com/rickardsvideo(link is external).John Williams gave participants a detailed explanation as to why he thought current actions were hiding the fact that the US is still in the thick of a great economic and banking solvency crisis. “We are heading into a really bad inflation problem, one that will eventually become a hyperinflationary great depression,” said Mr. Williams. A portion of Mr. Williams’ presentation is available at:www.caseyresearch.com/williamsvideo(link is external).Casey Research has made this sold out event available in a complete audio collection. For more information on the full list of speakers and availability of the CDs go to: www.caseyresearch.com/cd(link is external).To find out more about Casey Research go to: www.caseyresearch.com(link is external).SOURCE Casey Research STOWE, Vt., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/
Wisconsin freshman Dani Rhones scored a magnificent overtime goal that propelled the women’s soccer team over their rivals Minnesota Saturday night.A tightly contested game ended in elation for the Badgers as Rhodes nailed a penalty kick in the 96th minute to give Wisconsin (7-1-0, 1-0-0 Big Ten) a 1-0 win over rival Minnesota (4-2-2, 0-1-0 Big Ten). This marks the sixth straight game the Badgers have won as well as the sixth shutout they’ve amassed this season.To the surprise of few, these two elite defenses held one another scoreless throughout regulation. Coming into the matchup, Minnesota had allowed only three goals all season while Wisconsin had let up just one since their Aug. 20 loss to Stanford.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin cruises past Drake, begins week offWith a 3-0 win over the Drake Bulldogs in Des Moines on Thursday night, the Wisconsin Badgers women’s soccer team Read…Badger goalkeeper, junior Caitlyn Clem, had yet another stellar performance to help lock down a respectable Minnesota offense. Unfazed by the tight score, Clem made saves on all four shots on goal by the Gophers, two within the final six minutes of regulation.Not to be lost in the result was an impressive outing by Minnesota goalkeeper Kailee Sharp, who made three saves to shut the Badgers out through two periods. Sharp could have easily been the star of the game had it not been for a late foul on Minnesota, sending striker Dani Rhodes to the penalty spot.For Rhodes, this was her fifth — and arguably most important — goal of the season in a critical conference game.“We were ranked No. 9 in the nation this past week and we wanted to prove that it wasn’t a fluke. Starting off with Minnesota, the Border Battle right away is super intense, so we did a great job coming out strong, and we did our thing, and that’s why we won the game,” Rhodes said.While this is an encouraging first Big Ten win for the Badgers, 10 more conference games remain until the Big Ten tournament begins Oct. 29. Though Wisconsin is certainly one of the favorites to take this year’s title with a national ranking of nine, they are one of the three Big Ten teams ranked in the top fifteen of the country.Women’s soccer: Badgers surprise in NCAA, fall short in second round to GatorsThe University of Wisconsin Badgers women’s soccer team hoped to continue their impressive run in Gainesville, Florida as they took Read…After being upset in the first round of last year’s tournament, this Wisconsin team knows that doing well in each conference game will be vital for postseason success. Looking forward, it seems that both No. 8 Penn State and No. 13 Rutgers could be formidable Big Ten opponents for Wisconsin this season.For now though, the Badgers can be content with an emotional victory and an excellent start to Big Ten play.