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In Economy & Markets Daily, 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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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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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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Why We’re Headed Toward Oil Independence

Why We’re Headed Toward Oil Independence

Almost two years ago, the Saudis acknowledged they had a problem. The price of oil was too low. The oil-rich country had fought a surge in supply from American frackers by opening the taps, and the move pushed oil prices to their lowest level in decades. Even though the Saudis and other OPEC members still […]

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Gold’s Day In The Sun?

Gold’s Day In The Sun?

I usually warn against reading too much into the financial media’s (backward-looking) explanation of a market move that just happened. But it really does seem that everyone’s suddenly worried about interest rates moving too high, too quickly. We all knew rates had to go higher. The Fed drove them to the floor, kept them pinned there […]

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Gold $5,000

Gold $5,000

No. I’m not flip-flopping! As I told subscribers to our Boom & Bust monthly newsletter in November, I stand by my forecast that gold must still lose about 65% of its current value before we hit the bottom of this latest commodity cycle, around 2020 or 2023. And when the markets unravel, as they must, gold will […]

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Predicting For Future Of Gold

Predicting For Future Of Gold

In an Unpredictable Market, the Future of Gold Remains Clear Even though the markets haven’t behaved logically of late, it would have seemed a slam dunk for gold to rise if Donald Trump won. After all, we faced uncertainty around his policies, rising inflation from infrastructure spending, and higher expected growth rates. But instead, gold […]

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Gold’s Line In The Sand: Next Downside Target Is Around $700, Even If It Breaks Up First

Gold’s Line In The Sand: Next Downside Target Is Around $700, Even If It Breaks Up First

Many analysts have been so excited that gold broke to new highs, above $1,262, in late February. I was excited as well, but for a different reason. I’d forecast that gold could bounce back just above the July 2016 highs of $1,373, to around $1,400 or $1,450. And ANY bounce, no matter how high it […]

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Riding The Bear Market Rally

Riding The Bear Market Rally

Everybody’s been obsessed with “Dow 20,000” lately. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is perhaps the most widely-watched gauge of the U.S. stock market. And “20,000” is a big, fat, impressive-sounding round number. So it’s not surprising the financial media latched onto “Dow 20,000” like a dog to a bone. U.S. stock indices are indeed breaking […]

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Gold’s Recent Bounce Is Temporary: The Trend Is Still Down In 2017 (And Beyond)

Gold’s Recent Bounce Is Temporary: The Trend Is Still Down In 2017 (And Beyond)

Twenty-two radio interviews for the new book, 10 of them live. At this point, my voice is tired. So are gold sellers. Gold peaked at $1,934 in September of 2011 – the last major commodity to peak in the 30-year cycle that first peaked in mid-2008. Silver peaked in late April 2011, after retesting its […]

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How To Play The Bear Market Rally In Commodities

How To Play The Bear Market Rally In Commodities

We talk a fair bit about commodities here at Dent Research. That’s largely because Harry’s research has consistently pointed to deflation – not inflation – as the dominant force in this winter economic season. Indeed, commodity prices have sucked wind for years now. Crude oil fell to a low of $36 a barrel last year […]

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