Economy & Markets Contributor

In Economy & Markets, the Dent Research team, featuring editors Harry Dent and Rodney Johnson use the power of demographic trends and consumer spending patterns to accurately identify economic booms and busts well ahead of the mainstream. Harry & Rodney believe demography is destiny. It is the future that has already been written. You just need to know how to read it.

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Trading War For Money, For The Moment

Trading War For Money, For The Moment

Seven or eight years ago, I gave a speech in L.A. for a friend of mine, Chris Cordoba. Afterwards, we went out to dinner with some of his friends. They asked economic questions, and eventually the conversation turned to concerns about hotspots around the world. I had one big worry… the relationship between China and […]

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Oilmageddon And The Global Economy

Oilmageddon And The Global Economy

I grew up on the Gulf Coast, beginning in Florida, then over to Texas, then part way back to Louisiana. We weren’t testing beaches, we were following boats. My stepfather joined our family when I was quite young, essentially becoming my parent. He took a job on a shrimp boat in the Florida panhandle and […]

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Want To Invest Like The Pros? Roll Your Bonds As The Yield Curve Flattens

Want To Invest Like The Pros? Roll Your Bonds As The Yield Curve Flattens

In the beginning of time, BC (Before Children), I traded bonds at Prudential Securities. It wasn’t like the “Wolf of Wall Street” or even Bonfire of the Vanities, but it had its moments. We didn’t get a lot of training. As we came in the door we were expected to know things like convexity and duration. And to […]

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Beyond Meat: The New Tesla?

Beyond Meat: The New Tesla?

I haven’t tried a Beyond Meat (Nasdaq: BYND) burger, but I want to. With all the hype surrounding the company, and restaurants adding it onto their menus, it just seems logical to give it a test run. What’s the worst that could happen, I waste $7 and never do it again? My wife isn’t convinced. […]

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Is Bitcoin Back?

Is Bitcoin Back?

100%. That’s how much the price of bitcoin increased since December 31. At last check, the cryptocurrency was trading at $7,502, after jumping 14% on Friday and 7% on Monday. For non-mathematicians, that’s more than 20% in just a couple of days. Not bad. So, are cryptos back? If you’re looking for an investment with zero assets, no […]

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Stock Buybacks: Worst Mistake Ever

Stock Buybacks: Worst Mistake Ever

A lot’s driving this bubble we’ve been in since 2009, but good fundamental trends and things like demographics and technology are not among them. The biggest inflator has been the $13 trillion worth of quantitative easing (QE) courtesy of central banks. Thanks to their significant gift to all but retail investors like you and me, […]

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Beware The Naked Companies

Beware The Naked Companies

The markets peaked in early October, and since then something remarkable has happened. Investors have lost their drive to buy-the-dips! Instead, we’ve transitioned to sell-the-pops, and that’s not a good sign. For decades, investors typically drive stocks higher after a week of losses, treating such pullbacks as a chance to buy good companies at a discount. In the years […]

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Have Gold And Bitcoin Seen The Worst Of Their Bubble Bursts?

Have Gold And Bitcoin Seen The Worst Of Their Bubble Bursts?

You know I’ve been fighting the gold bugs for a long time. Gold is an inflation hedge, not a deflation hedge. Turn to gold for safety during a deflationary period and you’ll get your ass handed to you on a golden platter! Gold is simply another commodity and it burst in the 30-year cycle top between 2008 and 2011, […]

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Get Ready For Gold To Bounce Once More

Get Ready For Gold To Bounce Once More

You know by now that I think gold is above all a commodity, and in a bubble that was more extreme than stocks… a bubble that’s been bursting since September 2011, but… Gold and bitcoin are two examples of bubbles bursting that are NOT following my bubble model as well as most. Both, thus far, are basing out at higher […]

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Rent The House You Live In… Buy One Far Away To Rent Out…

Rent The House You Live In… Buy One Far Away To Rent Out…

I enjoyed two recent articles by Andrea Riquier at MarketWatch. The first was “The new housing play: helping priced-out renters become long-distance landlords.” It was a strategy aimed at people living in unaffordable areas – like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, or New York… By renting there to avoid both high purchase costs and a major bubble […]

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