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The Stimulus Effect: On Equities, Bonds and Gold

Unlimited central bank stimulus was the big surprise of 2012. And along with the stimulus came some odd market reactions. Let’s take a look at the S&P 500 (green), 10-year

Markets

The Next Stock Market Crash Starts by Mid-Year

As I mentioned in a recent article, the biggest lesson we learned in 2012 was that governments would stimulate without limit to avoid a downturn or a debt deleveraging. In

Markets

Rallies and Pullbacks of 2012

While the U.S. stock market has returned an average of about 8% annually over the past several decades, that does not guarantee an 8% return each year. Long-term investors know

Economy

2012: The Lessons of Endless Stimulus

Harry S. Dent | Friday, December 28, 2012 >> When 2012 arrived, we had just published our book, The Great Crash Ahead. Our research on cycles was pointing to a

Markets

Risk On, Risk Off

One cycle that dominated the markets this year was the “risk-on, risk-off” cycle. With the continuation of the Fed’s zero interest rate policy, the U.S. Treasury market certainly wasn’t driven

Purchasing Power

Demography is Destiny

I started my career as a consultant at Bain and Company, helping large Fortune 100 companies reverse market share losses resulting from new technologies and innovations. When I grew tired

Economy

Facebook’s Flop

Harry mentioned the popularity of Facebook. And that got me thinking about the company’s botched IPO this past summer … through the lens of Harry’s S-curve. You see, before social

Purchasing Power

Why Humans Are So Successful…

I was watching a show on the Discovery Channel recently. This scientist guy had a school of chimpanzees, the second most intelligent animal on Earth. He put a banana inside

Purchasing Power

The Value of Christmas

I’m one of “those people.” I travel with the family every year on Thanksgiving and the day after I am playing Christmas music in the car. The kids, who have

Economy

The Solution is Simple…

Our problem here in the U.S. is too much debt. Our solution here at Survive & Prosper is less debt. Yet the Fed and ECB continue to fight fire with