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Housing Market

A Crack Appears in the Housing Market

Although new home sales were up more than expected in July, existing home sales were down 1.2%. Why? Because investors bought fewer homes. They’ve made up as much as 35%


Dream Turned Nightmare?

The percentage of Americans who own a home – the homeownership rate – just fell to an 18-year low. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise because we talk often

Purchasing Power

Do You Keep Your Cash Here?

“You want me to wake up at four in the morning to call you in sick tomorrow?” “Well, yeah. I’ve got to skip school so I can judge at the


Don’t Get Stuck with the Next Detroit

Yes, a city can go bankrupt. Detroit makes this reality clear to investors, especially municipal bondholders who are learning what the “full faith and credit” of the ghost town is


Our Friend, Fibonacci

Leonardo Pisa was a brilliant 12th century mathematician, who described the natural mathematical order inherent in a wide range of systems. To over-simplify his work, one premise was that we


What Drives Our Economy?

As people who follow our books and newsletters know, we have a very different view of what actually drives our economy. We believe the key driver is new generations doing

Purchasing Power

Detroit’s $9 Billion Black Hole is Going to Get You

Teresa vd Barselaar | Saturday, July 27, 2013 >>  Great news! Today heralds the inauguration of your Survive & Prosper Saturday Edition. As you know, here at Dent Research, we


4 Reasons to Own a REIT

You and I know that owning a car is akin to owning a money pit. You dutifully throw dollar after hard-earned dollar at a hunk of metal and the right


Gold Still a Seller’s Market

We’ve written ad nauseam about the bearish case for gold. The 30-year commodity cycle has peaked… Fed printing isn’t causing inflation… Investors are looking for income, not metals… All the


Bigger Than the Subprime Crisis of ’08

More protests in Greece. Athens shut down for a day last Wednesday. Unemployment at 27% and rising. Spanish real estate prices sink further, years after their peak in 2007. Unemployment