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Stay current and up-to-date with every ebb and flow of the markets, with articles from the Dent Research team. Our editors cover all markets, foreign and domestic, and all things trading, including: investment strategies, stocks, economic volatility and risk.

Readers of Economy & Markets should know the importance of investment systems. Our editors lay out several benefits of a well-defined, data-driven, and rules-based investment strategy, on a regular basis.

It’s often said in sports that “the best defense is a good offense.” When it comes to investing and stocks, this means focusing on companies that produce floods of cash and that “pay us first.”

The Dent Research team also examines the rise (and falls) of the world’s currencies, which of course includes bitcoin and blockchain, as the cryptocurrency market has taken the world by storm in a relatively short period of time.

Gold was a great standard for monetary systems up until the industrial revolution, but today, it isn’t representative of the information-based economy and it’s too costly to be a medium of exchange. But so many still hold on to gold’s value for a number of reasons, which is why our editors follow gold’s every move.

Real estate is different than other consumer sectors of spending. It’s obviously not consumable like food or clothing. But it’s not like a durable product either, like cars and washing machines. Real estate, with the exception of natural disasters or human insanity (arson, wars, etc.), tends to last forever.

Lastly, the Dent Research team covers many of the leading foreign markets, where you can learn all about the global banking crisis, China and what’s going on in many other foreign markets.

Rallies and Pullbacks of 2012

While the U.S. stock market has returned an average of about 8% annually over the past several decades, that does not guarantee an 8% return each year. Long-term investors know that the timing, or sequence, of the returns is...

Risk On, Risk Off

One cycle that dominated the markets this year was the “risk-on, risk-off” cycle. With the continuation of the Fed’s zero interest rate policy, the U.S. Treasury market certainly wasn’t driven by rate changes in 2012. Instead, waves of fear...

Efficient Market Hypothesis vs. Relative Strength

We all know investors’ bottom-lines can be summed up with that one-liner from Jerry Maguire: “Show me the money!” But for ambitious money managers, the quest for a profitable investment strategy begins with a different cry: “Show me the research!” I know, I...

A Page from Buffett’s Playbook: Bullish on Housing Market

Warren Buffett made a big splash in October when he announced his bullish bet on the housing market. Here we are warning against participation in the real estate market, while the Oracle of Omaha is getting in. It’s not...

Canada, Up Next for a Housing Bubble

It’s human nature to generalize. That’s our coping mechanism. We simply can’t process the overwhelming amount of data we’re bombarded with. Sometimes this serves us well. But other times it leaves us with a dangerous blind spot. Let’s face it,...

The Decline in Australia Property Value

At this point the euro zone crisis is a well-bludgeoned, departed equine that doesn’t deserve a lot of ink. However, the knock-on effects just keep on coming and one of them is beginning to shake the very foundations of...

Who Loves Bernanke More: Gold – GLD or Stocks – SPY?

Ben Bernanke’s mouth spurred stocks higher. But it also sent gold straight up. While S&P 500 futures were up about 0.75% on the day, gold futures were up nearly three times that after gaining 2%. Let’s look at how gold has...

Retail: Luxury Brands Vs. Discount Brands

While consumers of “average” means began cutting back over four years ago, most of the wealthiest consumers have continued to spend. This split in spending patterns created a bifurcated retail landscape. Many luxury brands continued to do well after the...

When it Comes to Commodity Prices… Don’t Confuse Weather and Climate

There’s a raging argument about global warming. I’m not getting involved. Not because I don’t have an opinion, but because I am not informed enough to be very confident in my opinion. But there is an aspect of the...

A Sign of the Times

Will 2009 go down in history as the year we started fixing our own cars? A look at AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO), the do-it-yourself auto parts store, is an interesting example of how consumers are hunkering down in tough times. Here’s...
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