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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.

Beyond the Numbers: To Rent or To Buy

Two charts today… First, we see the Rental Vacancy Rate has made a straight-line drop since 2009, decreasing by 10% in just three years. Next, we see the Bloomberg Apartment REIT index has gone up 3-fold in the past three years....

Squatters Blow Mortgage Money on iGadgets

Bank of America has come up with an exciting new plan to turn non-paying home owners into upstanding renters. OK, that’s a bit sarcastic, but it is true… and along the way Bank of America takes back ownership of the...

Stealing From Customers to Pay Shareholders

This June marks five years since the financial sector’s XLF fund peaked. Let’s see how several of the “dead men walking” have fared since then. The chart below shows the 5-year performance of retail banks: Bank of America, Citibank, Wells...

Watch Out for This Screaming Failure

Raise your hand if you love bureaucracy and red tape. Yeah… that’s what I thought. And that right there is another reason several major banks in this country are dead men walking. They are leveraged to the hilt. They’re bursting at...

"What I Love To Do" No Longer Cuts It

Math quiz: what is the Return on Investment (ROI) of higher education, funded with student loans, if a graduate can’t find a job? Answers: a) 8 – 10% per year (just like the stock market) b) 0% c) Infinite d) Question...

Is This Degree Worth It?

When I came out of undergrad in the late ’80s Wall Street was in turmoil. Black Monday wreaked havoc on firms across the nation and it appeared we were headed for recession. We got that recession in early 1990s,...

Interest rates bottom, TBF moves higher

Look at this chart. It shows the ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury ETF (NYSE: TBF). As an inverse fund, TBF goes higher when interest rates go higher and bond prices go lower. You can see how TBF (and interest rates)...

Savers Beware: The Fed is “Robbing” You Blind

A dollar just doesn’t go as far as it used to. In case you hadn’t already noticed this fact – you never know who lives under a rock these days – the Bureau of Labor Statistics just supplied the evidence....

Where Theory and Reality Don't Mes

Rodney points out the key paradox of pension obligation: contributions should increase when interest rates are low. That’s because retirement nest eggs can only grow in two ways: 1. From earnings, and 2. From contributions That means you need higher-than-normal contributions to...

Don’t Go Down With Your Pension Fund

“You’ve all just made the biggest mistake of your lives.” “You’re gonna die on this plane. It’s gonna crash.” “The company is bankrupt and this plane is going down with all of you on it.” Then a first class passenger tackled her...
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