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We’ve Reached the Zero Point of Debt Creation

Forty-five years and counting. We’ve been on a debt spree since the early 1970s when we went off the gold standard, covering every possible angle. Trade deficits, government deficits, unfunded

Health Care

Killing Us with Healthcare

I’ve never heard anyone brag about what they spend for a medical procedure. Healthcare isn’t like housing or transportation. People are proud to shell out big bucks for a big


There’s Always A Buying Opportunity Somewhere

Love him or hate him, President Obama made one of the best stock market calls… ever! On March 3, 2009 he said, “Buying stocks is a potentially good deal.” Just

Housing Market

The Global Real Estate Bubble Is OFFICIALY Bursting

It’s official. The global real estate bubble is bursting. After imposing a hefty 26% tax on foreign buyers, and a 12% to 16% surcharge for buyers who flipped their house

Life Cycle

Female Professionals are Changing Consumer Spending

I recently dropped off my youngest at college for her freshman year. She’s finally free of the prison rules of high school, and can explore life as a young adult.


A Savvy Trader Asks Himself These Questions First

One of my favorite movies of all time is Trading Places with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd. It was a comedy that took place during the heyday of 1980s commodities


This New Technology Revolutionizes Automation

“Hey Ben, what’s the coolest tech around?” “Smart air conditioning, of course!” Besides smart thermostats that connect to Wi-Fi so you can control the temperature in your house remotely using


If Trump Loses, Expect Civil War

Bernie Sanders may have conceded the democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton last month, but that doesn’t mean he’s going anywhere. Which I’ve been saying for months now. Win or lose,


Come Out to Visit the Dent Research Team in Palm Beach

Whenever two Texans meet for the first time on neutral territory – and by neutral, I mean anywhere outside the Lone Star State – somehow, some way, the meeting inevitably


Beating the Market Comes Down to One Thing: Timing

The secret to beating the market is simple: just be in the right place, at the right time. I said simple, not easy. And if you’re still clenching academic theories,