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Harry S. Dent Jr. is a well known author and prominent market forecaster.  Over the years he's provided a long track record of hypotheses and predictions, some of which have been extremely accurate while others off the mark, but as the saying goes hindsight is always 20/20.

Born in 1950 in Berkeley, California Harry Dent maintained a stellar scholarly record throughout his life, graduating from USC at the top of his class.  He would then go on to complete his MBA from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar.

Throughout his career as an economic researcher Harry Dent developed his own system, The Dent Method, for analyzing market directions.  His approach focuses on interpreting consumer spending data collected throughout the maturation period of a family.  This takes into account the spending habits of a person from their youth to retirement factoring in life stages of having children, buying a house, etc.

Using this formula he was able to accurately predict the slowdown in the Japanese economy at the end of the eighties, and the Dow's growth in the early nineties.  He details his use of this method and a combination of other demographic statistics to reach his conclusions in many of his books.

Harry S. Dent's notable titles include "The Roaring 2000s," "The Next Great Bubble Boom," and most recently, "The Great Depression Ahead."  In his latest book Dent explains why we haven't seen the worst yet, and predicts a larger drop in stocks and real estate and even higher unemployment rates up till 2013.

The great thing about Harry Dent's books and method is that he gives you a macro view of the economy and really delves deep into demographics for his supporting evidence.  Thus, even if you don't agree with his predictions you can see the trends that he's using to formulate his argument.

Conversely, as with any other market forecaster his advice should be taken with a grain of salt.  Dent has had his share of missed calls, notably his 2000 prediction of the DOW reaching 40k.  Despite this there is a lot to be learned from his approach and his research into consumer spending habits.

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JerseyMike
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July11, 2013

Harry Dent is a complete charlatan. He preys on market fears or market hype depending on which emotion will sell more books. Look at the record, completely wrong by a mile most of the time. As they say, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

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gene
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June5, 2013

Harry Dent is a charlatan, who makes moneys by panicking and confusing naive investors, selling them useless stuff, mismanaging their assets, the people like Harry Dent belong in jail since they cannot be held accountable to the many they confused, and who were scared by Dent and bailed out of the market, while market keeps marching on regardless of Dent's ridiculous predictions.

Could DOW go to 3000 ? Sure ! Just as the Moon could fall into the Earth one day.

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harley
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May2, 2013

following dent and staying out of the market, because we are suppose to crash really hurt my investments

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luke
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December6, 2010

H.S Dent told the guy on goldseek radio to sell all your metals by summer 2010 because they were going to crash. He stated that many times on earlier show too. Today Dec. 2010 gold is $1419.00 and silver is $29.23. If you followed this guy like me then you lost alot of profit. He may know some good things about the market but as far as I go, I got screwed.

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December3, 2010

Pay no attention to Richard's review above. he is an idiot..note he reviewed Dent based on what he heard on CNBC (anyone who watches CNBC is a sheep). Richard is an example of how stupid people are and why these frauds are rich fooling them. You cant rate someone by an interview, especially when it was obvious that when Dent said what he said it was well-known. Richard you fail in life. Now for Dent. Please research his record. he is completely clueless. This is a man who predicted Dow 30,000 and Nasdaq 10,000 by 2008. Then after the dotcom collapse he wrote another book predicting even higher for the Dow and Nasdaq by around 2010. Only after the current economic collapse did he come out with a book in 2010 discussing a depression after others...real experts already predicted the collapse in detail earlier, like Mike Stathis' America's Financial Apocalypse (2006).

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RICHARD Raso
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July23, 2009

VIEWED MR. DENT ON CNBC TODAY & SOME OF HE SAID ,I AGREE WITH HIS FORECAST FOR 2010. I FAIL TO SEE HOW WE CAN BUY OUR WAY OUT OF THIS MESS.
EMPLOYMENT WILL NOT PICK UP BECAUSE BEFORE A COMPANY WILL START HIRING THEY WILL WORK THEIR PEOPLE OVERTIME TO TAKE UP THE INCREASE IN BUSINESS. I CAN SEE WHERE WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE A LARGE UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM.

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