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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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What Rising Oil Prices Mean For Real Estate
Apparently desirable, upscale neighborhoods remain attractive no matter what happens with the price of oil. Also, the effects of higher gas prices were muted in the most recent years.
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Sports Betting For Profit? The Odds Are Long
The Supreme Court recently ruled that states have the right to regulate sports betting, opening the door for such activity in every state, a boon for states' tax revenues. That sounds great, but we have to put it in perspective...
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Why We’re Headed Toward Oil Independence
Today, the price of oil is 80% higher than it was in 2016, and OPEC, along with its non-member co-conspirators, has kept to its agreement to shave production by 200,000 barrels per day, which has dramatically cut the global supply glut.
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The Problem With Lending Tesla Money
Recently Tesla reported production issues with its new Model 3 and the company’s stock dropped more than 6%. The stock recovered from that fall, but then Tesla hosted a weird earnings call on Wednesday.
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Tariffs Won’t Kill The Market; The Fed Will
We should always engage in free trade. By doing so, domestic companies that are the best in their fields sell more stuff, be it to local consumers or those in other countries.
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Time To Consider Buying Facebook
Facebook is already up another 4% today. Apparently, others agree with me.
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Muni Mayhem: This Boring Sector Is Starting To Heat Up!
2 years 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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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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Saying Goodbye To The Hotel California…
Saying Goodbye to the Hotel California- The explosion in self-storage units should continue in the years ahead. The industry plays on the emotions of Americans who get pretty attached to stuff...
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…

Work Experience

President
Dent Research
February 2013 - Present (5 years 6 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.