Marin Katusa's Blog

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Marin Katusa, an accomplished investment analyst, is the senior editor of Casey Energy Opportunities, Casey Energy Confidential, and Casey's Energy Report. He left a successful teaching career to pursue analyzing and investing in junior resource companies. In addition, he is a member of the Vancouver Angel Forum where he and his colleagues evaluate early seed investment opportunities. Marin also manages a portfolio of international real estate projects. Using advanced mathematical skills, he has created a diagnostic resource market tool that analyzes and compares hundreds of investment variables. Through his own investments, Marin has established a network of relationships with many of the key players in the junior resource sector in Vancouver. Marin has the connections, the mathematical and analytical acumen to bring the best investment ideas and most promising private placement offerings to Casey Research subscribers.

Is Nuclear Energy Ready for a Comeback?

For a short while it seemed that nuclear power was going to see a revival. Then Fukushima happened and public sentiment once again turned sour, with many government leaders around the world shutting down their plants. However, as fears caused by the Fukushima incident begin to fade, Marin Katusa says that the bullish factors for nuclear energy are starting to resurface again.

How Putin Conquered South Africa

In the global war for energy supremacy, Russia has won another victory over the United States. his time, the battleground has been South Africa, where Russia's state-owned nuclear power company, Rosatom, has just signed an agreement to build eight new...

The Iranian Deal: What the Big Six Really Have to Gain

Officials from Iran made a deal with six countries (the US, Russia, China, England, France, and Germany)—in exchange for suspending the world's sanctions on Iran, Iran will curb its nuclear weapons program.

Will Russia Lose Its Oily Grip on Europe?

Vladimir Putin is on a roll. Ever since the Russian president-turned-prime-minister-turned-president got into office 13 years ago, he's been deftly maneuvering Russia back into the ranks of global heavyweights. These days, he's averting cruise missiles from Syria before breakfast.

Is Cyprus a New Energy Battleground?

For those with bank accounts in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, this past weekend was a disastrous one. In what is an unprecedented move in the Eurozone, Cyprus is planning to impose a tax on bank accounts as part of an agreement to be bailed out by the European Union.

Obama and the Coming Carbon Tax

We know Obamarama is going to tax the rich, but I bet many didn't think he would weasel in the carbon tax as quickly as he is going to now. A Romney win would have been bullish for coal producers in the US - but Romney lost, and now so has coal, at least in the near term. The biggest winner from Obamarama? Natural gas.

Nigeria: A Primer on the Hazards of Country Risk

Nigeria has 37 billion barrels of crude oil reserve and is Africa's largest oil producer. The country also boasts 187 trillion cubic feet of proven natural gas reserves, the ninth-largest reserve in the world.

Vladimir Putin: The New Global Shah of Oil

Exxon Mobil is no longer the world's number-one oil producer. As of yesterday, that title belongs to Putin Oil Corp - oh, whoops. I mean the title belongs to Rosneft, Russia's state-controlled oil company.

Syria: An Energy-Based Proxy War in the Making?

The Vietnam war wasn't really about Vietnam. Spaniards may have fought in the Spanish Civil War, but the real opponents were elsewhere. US and Soviet machinations in Afghanistan in the late 1970s had little to do with liberating a repressed population.

Hyperinflation and the Middle Eastern Powder Keg

On October 3, riot police converged on Tehran's Grand Bazaar. With water cannons and batons, they dispersed a large crowd of demonstrators who were calling President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a traitor for his mismanagement of Iran's economy.

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