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Access articles from all of the editors, including Harry Dent, Rodney Johnson, Charles Sizemore and the rest of the Dent Research team on all aspects of our economy, so you can stay current on how to protect your financial future.

This includes a unique economic perspective on finance, using the power of demographic trends and purchasing power to accurately identify and forecast economic and market boom and busts.the Fed’s policies, investment outlook, and quantitative easing.

Sometimes the economy and the markets, in particular, adjust very quickly and sometimes violently when the unexpected happens, so this is where Economy and Markets is your place for the most up to date news on the Fed’s next move.

Retirement is entirely personal, as the strategies that each of the Dent Research editors share in Economy and Markets. From Harry to Adam, and Rodney, John and Lance, they each approach their retirement planning a little differently, as we all do, depending on our needs and wants.

And when you’re dealing with billions – if not trillions – of dollars, a few measly percentage points can make a huge ripple in the economy. So, current interest rates and future interest rate changes are really important for companies, consumers and investors alike. Our experts keep you in the loop with the rise and fall of interest rates.

How Broke Is Your Town?

I never understood that old saw, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” Of course it can. If I don’t know someone is about to clobber me with a baseball bat, it’s still going to hurt when I get...

Threats and Reality

The data always matters. Two weeks ago, the markets were swayed by more talk of a trade war with China. I should clarify by saying that the stock market was shaken, since the Treasury bond market reaction was fairly...

How to Make Taxes Better Again

Last year, I moved to a very small town in Texas. It’s an island… literally. This little slice of paradise has roughly 1,458 residents, per the 2016 U.S. Census estimate. We have our own police force, with SUVs, cruisers, a big-wheeled...

To Roth or Not to Roth? That Is the Tax-Planning Question

With the tax-filing deadline tomorrow, you’ve likely already filed your income taxes for 2017. Hopefully you planned well and you have a nice refund coming your way. I know this might seem odd coming from a legendary cheapskate like myself,...

Declassifying the Deep State

We have an annual Irrational Economic Summit every year and guess which speaker gets a standing ovation every time… David Stockman. I hate to admit it, but it hurts my ego a bit! He is irreverent. He is controversial. But what I like the...

What North Korea Could Teach Our “Great Negotiator”

This morning, Dave Okenquist, Dent Research’s Senior Research Analyst, sat down with Harry to discuss the situation with North Korea. Harry explained that we’re still in the downward leg of the Geopolitical Cycle, so events with North Korea the last...

Is Inflation Finally Moving Higher?

Stock market volatility was front and center last week, mainly because of President Trump’s proposed tariffs and China’s retaliatory threats. Treasury bond volatility, on the other hand, hasn’t been as active. The long-term Treasury yield dropped to a low of...

Tariffs Won’t Kill the Market; The Fed Will

"Always tell the truth." In addition to being number eight on the Top 10 list of things we should always do, being truthful is just a great way to avoid trouble in life. You never have to remember what lie you...

Mixed Messages

Two weeks ago, the Federal Reserve decided to hike rates again. This was no surprise. What was surprising, however, was the subsequent drop in long-term rates and the further flattening of the yield curve. New Fed Chair Jay Powell said...

Here’s a Few Ways to Stick It to the Tax Man

I have some good news and some bad news for you. We’ll start with the good news: We got much overdue tax relief last December with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Most Americans – and particular those...