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Economy & Markets is the first e-letter of its kind that uses the power of demographic trends and purchasing power to accurately identify economic and market boom and busts. Each weekday, Harry Dent and the Dent Research team share their views on demographic trends, stock market research, the housing market, different economic, market and business cycles, and the looming market crash.

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The Fed Is Full of It. The Yield Curve Is Not

Sometimes we get so caught up in what’s happened over the last few days, weeks, or months, we fail to see the bigger picture. Perspective is key. Lose it, and you might as well give up on any long-term planning. When we do take a longer view, we can avoid short-termism and make better investment decisions. That requires serious discipline. But what if I told you there’s an easier way to appreciate the future of our economy, one that doesn’t include talking heads and iPhone news alerts? There’s no perspective to be gained – on markets, investing, the economy, or anything, really – from your TV or your mobile device.

The Country that Will Best Survive this Global Financial Crisis and Prosper in the Aftermath

I’m in Australia this week. It’s a long flight and the airlines lost part of my luggage. Hate the jetlag. But LOVE the country. The first place I always go in Sydney is the best upscale food court I’ve ever seen anywhere in the world at the Westfield mall downtown. I’ve been coming to Australia to lecture since the early 1990s, even before my first breakthrough book, The Great Boom Ahead. I started speaking at TEC, a global network of small business CEOs (it’s now called Vistage). It’s beautiful here. The interior is a giant desert while the rim boasts the Great Barrier Reef, one of the great natural wonders...

Volatility Is Back, Baby!

Volatility – a.k.a. the VIX – and the super-charged “volatility ETFs” we trade in my Project V research service have been hot topics in the media this month. Even before last Wednesday’s massive 46% spike in the VIX – the seventh-largest one-day spike ever for the index – “volatility” had become the subject du jour. Not because volatility was high… or increasing… or spiking. But because every financial pundit and his brother was writing about how low the VIX has been (before last Wednesday’s move, of course)… How “quiet” the market was… How “complacent” investors had become. “The VIX is under 10 now, its lowest reading since December 2006,” read...

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