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Harry S. Dent

Founder, Senior Editor

Harry Dent studied economics in college in the ’70s, but found it vague and inconclusive. He became so disillusioned by the state of his chosen profession that he turned his back on it. He spent the ’80s coming up with a radical new approach to forecasting the economy; one that revolved around demographics and innovation cycles.

Since then, he’s spoken to executives, financial advisors, and investors around the world. He’s appeared on “Good Morning America,” PBS, CNBC, and FOX. He’s been featured in Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily, Entrepreneur, Fortune, Success, U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, American Demographics, and Omni.

Harry has written numerous books over the years. In his book The Great Boom Ahead, published in 1992, he stood virtually alone in accurately forecasting the unanticipated boom of the 1990s.

In 1998 he authored the best seller: The Roaring 2000s, and in 2008 wrote, In The Next Great Bubble Boom, where he offered a comprehensive forecast for the following two decades.

In The Great Depression Ahead, written in 2009, he outlined how the next great downturn is likely to unfold in three stages, with an interim boom stage between 2012 and 2017 before the long-term slowdown turns into the next global boom in the early 2020s.

In The Demographic Cliff, Harry shows why we’re facing a “great deflation” after years of unprecedented stimulus — and what to position for that rare event.

His latest bestseller, The Sale of a Lifetime shows all the opportunities that will abound once the great reset has begun. His newest book, Zero Hour, warns of the greatest political polarization since the Civil War and why we will see a major revolution that will rival the advent of democracy itself.

Harry got his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar and was elected to the Century Club for leadership excellence. He has been a Fortune 100 business consultant at Bain & Company, CEO of several small companies, a new venture investor and founder of Dent Research.


Rodney Johnson

Co-Founder, Editor

Rodney works closely with Harry to study the purchasing power of people as they move through predictable stages of life, how that purchasing power drives our economy and how readers can use this information to invest successfully in the markets.

Rodney began his career in financial services on Wall Street in the 1980s with Thomson McKinnon and then Prudential Securities. He started working on projects with Harry in the mid-1990s.

He’s a regular guest on several radio programs and is featured on television where he discusses economic trends ranging from the price of oil to the direction of the U.S. economy. He too is a regular guest on Fox Business’s “America’s Nightly Scorecard.”

Rodney’s book, Irrational Economics, explains the forces that you cannot see but that really drive the economy and markets and can cause your wealth to rise or fall. To survive and prosper, you need the new money rules of the 21st century, which he outlines in this book.

He holds degrees from Georgetown University and Southern Methodist University.

Rodney is also the editor of our service, Triple Play Strategy and our Dent Cornerstone Portfolio.


Adam O’Dell

Chief Investment Analyst

As Chief Investment Strategist for Dent Research, Adam O’Dell has one purpose in mind: to find and bring to subscribers investment opportunities that return the maximum profit with minimum risk. He achieves this with his perfect blend of technical and fundamental analysis. Tactically, he does extensive back-testing and probability-based research. It’s the ultimate partner to the exhaustive research that Harry and Rodney do in the exciting realm of the new science of investing.

Adam has worked as a Prop Trader for a spot Forex firm. While there, he learned the fundamentals of trading in the world’s largest market. He excelled at trading the volatile currency markets by seeking out low-risk entry points for trades with high profit potential. Aiming to find the best opportunities across all asset classes, Adam expanded into the commodities, equities and futures markets.

An MBA graduate and Affiliate Member of the Market Technicians Association, Adam is a lifelong student of the markets. He is the editor of our hugely successful trading services, Cycle 9 Alert and 10X Profits.


Charles Sizemore

Editor & Portfolio Manager

Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA specializes in finding value opportunities outside of the mainstream stock market. He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and Straight Talk Money Radio, and has been quoted in Barron’s MagazineThe Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, GuruFocusMarketWatch and InvestorPlace.com.

Charles holds a master’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with an International Emphasis from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and as a Phi Beta Kappa scholar.

In addition, Charles is editor of our popular Dent 401k AdvisorPeak Income and Peak Profitsnewsletters and the portfolio manager of Boom & Bust.


Lance Gaitan

Editor

Lance Gaitan graduated from Franklin University in Columbus, OH with a degree in Finance. After graduating and working as an auditor for an insurance administrator as a number of years, attained his securities license and then went to work as a broker for a small firm.

In the mid-1990’s Lance managed the futures trading desk for Piper Jaffray, a large regional brokerage firm based in Minneapolis.

After migrating to Florida in early 2000, Lance founded a futures trading firm, GSV Futures, specializing in retail commodity trading strategies. Lance sold that business in 2006 and joined Harry Dent, Jr. and Rodney Johnson at Dent Research shortly thereafter.

Lance is also the editor of our newest research advisory, Treasury Profits Accelerator.


John Del Vecchio

Editor

Author of Rule of 72: How to Compound Your Money and Uncover Hidden Stock Profits and What’s Behind The Numbers: A Guide To Exposing Financial Chicanery And Avoiding Huge Losses In Your Portfolio, John is a forensic accountant at heart. Standing on the shoulders of the great David Tice, James O’Shaughnessy and Dr. Howard Schilit, he built a framework of algorithms and a multi-factor grading system that has made him one of the more successful short-sellers around. John graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bryant College with a B.S. in Finance and was awarded Beta Gamma Sigma honors. He earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in September 2001.

John is Executive Editor of our Hidden Profits newsletter and our trading service Earnings Insider Alert.

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