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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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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Oil Will Be An American Weapon

Oil Will Be An American Weapon

I took a gap year after college, and I decided to spend the winter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. When I left from just south of Houston, I drove 700 miles the first day and spent the night in… Texas. Amarillo, to be exact. Texas is a big state. When you enter Texas from Louisiana on […]

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Opportunity: Gold On The Move

Opportunity: Gold On The Move

Paper assets are struggling this year. Both the S&P 500 and 10-year Treasurys are down around 3%. Meanwhile, gold prices are on the move. Shares of the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE: GLD) are up nearly 4% in 2018. And I’m forecasting another 7%-plus gain over the next two months. The once-loved precious metal was left for dead for the […]

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