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The Retail Apocalypse We Saw Coming

It’s like a scene out of “Resident Evil.” Sheets of newspaper scratch along the dusty linoleum floor as the wind beats them into the remnants of a bench… or through

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Harry Dent: You Gotta Have A System

As Adam likes to say: “Investors Suck Wind.” He has studies showing the average investor earns annual gains of 5.2% vs. the 9.9% returned on stocks overall – that’s just

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Trump’s Nomination, Helicopter Money and More

What You Missed This Week on Economy & Markets It’s early Friday here at Dent Research as another week winds to a close. I came in a bit early to

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RAOUL PAL: Economic Growth is Truly in the Toilet

Managing Editor’s note: We’ve invited Raoul Pal to write to you today to give you some insight on what he sees in the economy right now and what might be

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Even The Twinkie Has To Adapt To A Changing World

     Rodney Johnson In 2004, Hostess Brands declared bankruptcy. At the time, I wrote that the maker of Twinkies, Ho Hos, and Snoballs was suffering because of demographic trends.
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Flexport Wants To Be The Uber Of The Oceans

When was the last time you ate a simple plain bagel?  Room temperature, non-toasted, no spread, no toppings. Unless you were literally starving, you probably only did it once because

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No Wonder Why the Donald’s Campaign Has Taken Off

Years ago, I gave a speech in Texas for Rick Goodwin, a financial advisor. It was an election year, so he kicked off the meeting by discussing politics. He noted

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Merger Madness: They Don’t Make Growth Like They Used To

This past Monday was another “Merger Monday,” or maybe we should call it “Merger Madness.” Or even “March Madness.” In any case, a total of three deals worth over $37

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On the War Path: Facebook, Google, and Amazon

If you saw the 2010 film The Social Network, you understand a little about how the company that put the “F” in the “FANGs” stocks started out. Mark Zuckerberg has

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When It Comes to Retail, the Future Looks Ominous

Lately, retail has been on my mind. When I am traveling or out shopping with my wife (I don’t buy anything but she sure does!) I love to people-watch and