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Rodney Johnson works closely with Harry Dent to study how people spend their money as they go through predictable stages of life, how that spending drives our economy and how you can use this information to invest successfully in any market.

Rodney began his career in financial ... more

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The Deregulation Revolution Is Real, But Is It Enough?
The average cost of new regulations in the first five months of the year of each year since 1994 (covering the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations) was $26 billion.
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The Plusses And Minuses Of Bitcoin And Blockchain
While its attributes put a government target on its back, there’s one aspect that could be, and should be, adopted by governments around the world. It’s the process by which bitcoin tracks transactions, called blockchain.
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A Healthy Economic Fear Of China
Chinese domestic consumption is growing by double digits while consumers in the developed world keep a tight grip on their wallets. This trend has continued for a decade… but it might be changing.
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Profiting From The Unexpected
Investors have come to expect higher equity prices simply because stocks have risen in the face of bad news for almost a decade. And what choice do they have?
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The Fed Fudge Factor In Treasury Yields
I hate taxes, but I don’t begrudge paying for a functioning government. It’s just the dysfunctional favoritism that ticks me off.
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When The Wheels Stop Rolling
Consumers spent about $11.7 trillion last year, so a $25 billion to $30 billion drop won’t kill the economy by any means. But it does make it harder to grow.
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Muni Mayhem: This Boring Sector Is Starting To Heat Up!
1 year ago

Wendell, I'm not as much of a fan of ETFs with their bond liquidity issues as I am of closed end funds like DMB. The issue with closed end funds is that most (like DMB) are leveraged. If the Fed raises rates in Sept, it will drive up the cost of leverage, lowering the returns on the fund, driving down the price. That could be a fabulous thing for those who wait to invest. Note - I do not own DMB.

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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AGG iShares Trust - iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
ARGT Global X MSCI Argentina ETF
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF
BOND PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund
CYB WisdomTree Dreyfus Chinese Yuan Fund
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
DIS The Walt Disney Company
FEZ SPDR DJ Euro Stoxx 50
FIT Fitbit, Inc.
FXE Euro Currency Trust
FXF CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
IEV iShares Europe
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund
MUNI PIMCO Intermediate Muni Bond
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1
REZ iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Index Fund
SPX S&P 500 Index
SPY SPDR S&P 500
UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund
VGK VANGUARD EUROPEAN ETF
XHB SPDR S&P HMBLDRS IDX FND
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A Straightforward Approach To Investing
With investing, if you do it wrong you must make up for lost ground, which could take years, if it ever happens. Don’t become paralyzed by all the choices.
One Approach To High Healthcare Costs
As a consumer, I’m asked to be responsible for my health, to do my part to keep my costs down, and I ask for the best price a vendor has to offer...
Calling B.S. On Central Bankers
Central bankers have to live in the real world where drawing lines on a graph is easy, but getting consumers to comply with the economic theory is hard.
Pick Your Neighborhood Carefully
Any move we can make toward decentralizing retirement systems and putting them in the hands of individuals is a step forward.
American Kids Can Do More Than Sing And Dunk
We are great at telling kids they can be anything they want to be. We need to do a better job of giving them ideas as to what is possible.
No One Cares As Much As You
It doesn’t matter how much the bank advertises that it wants to be my “friend,” or that it “knows what I need,” the truth is that it’s just business. Period.
The Aging Face Of America
Our demographics (and their impact on programs like Social Security and Medicare) are undeniable. We’re an aging nation facing some big problems…
The Japanese Economic Twilight Zone
In the early 1990’s very few of us were recognizing that while the U.S. enjoyed the early years of the greatest growth spurt in history, the Japanese were on the verge of a long, difficult economic fall
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Work Experience

President
Dent Research
February 2013 - Present (4 years 5 months)
Municipal Bond Trader
Prudential Securities
January 1990 - March 1996 (6 years 4 months)

Education

Southern Methodist University - Cox School of Business
MBA
1991 / 1994
Georgetown University
1983 / 1987
Bus. Admin, Finance

Publications

Irrational Economics
Rodney Johnson
Dent Research

Rodney Johnson is a lifelong student of money and economic trends. He’s worked in the financial industry for more than 25 years, and he’s worked closely with Harry Dent since the mid-1990s.
Rodney’s expertise is in analyzing and understanding…

How people spend their money as they go through predictable stages of life…

How that spending drives our economy…

And how you can use this information to invest successfully.