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The Current Bust Will Create a Middle Class Boom

By Harry S. Dent Jr., Editor of Survive and Prosper It’s a lie. The rich don’t always get richer. Sometimes the average Joe (or Jane) gets a chance to get


Too Big to Jail!?

Today’s chart requires very little explanation. Criminal fraud prosecutions of financial institutions have been on the decline since 1999.   The Global Financial Crisis revealed piles of dirt under financial


What Iceland Can Teach Us About Investing

I can’t move to Iceland because, frankly, I’m not much of fish fan. And the whole idea of pickling almost everything makes my skin crawl. Also, my wife loves the


A Foreclosure Tsunami is Quickly Approaching

Looking ahead to the foreclosure wave due for shore we want to answer two questions: How many? How fast? How Many? CoreLogic estimates 22.8% (11.1 million) of all mortgages on


Think the Foreclosure Story is Old News? Think Again!

Over a year ago, a co-worker told us how she had caught neighborhood boys climbing into the second story window of the house next door. She confronted the group of


Let's Do An Experiment…

Try breathing in – only in – for a full minute. Can’t do it? Of course you can’t. Our bodies aren’t meant to. We know this intuitively; our lungs operate


How to Take Advantage of This Market Gift

So, your country is running at 100% debt-to-GDP. Your fearless leader has just proposed another 7% more debt on top of that. Your middle class is shrinking. Taxpayers are in


The Goldilocks Investment

Income-producing investments should provide steady returns with low volatility. Let me show you what I mean. In the chart below, I compare four bond funds: long-term Treasury bonds, investment-grade corporate


The Best Place to Find Income

The best place to find income is… Where few are looking. And right now, few are looking at municipal bonds. That’s not surprising. After all, who would want to buy


A Second Chance at Big Profits

The market gives second chances. Successful investors know this. As Rodney pointed out above, the fundamental problems facing Europe have not materially changed since last summer. This has made the