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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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Trading War For Money, For The Moment
While the new hookup between Russia and China is much better than an armed conflict, it can still create winners and losers.
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What If Venezuela And Iran Can’t Access Oil?
Supply and demand do matter. And this cold reality could put the energy market in the deep freeze over the next 12 months.
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If It’s Free, It’s Going To Cost You
The presidential candidates won't use the work "cost.” They’ll use another four-letter word, “free.” When a political candidate uses the word “free,” we should reach for our collective wallets.
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If You’re Not Watching Puerto Rico, You’re Missing A Glimpse Of The Future
Puerto Rico issued $3.5 billion in bonds backed by the full faith and credit of the Commonwealth. Now the island’s fiscal managers, a group known as the PROMESA board, an entity that Congress created, claims those bonds are worthless.
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New Jersey: You Must Buy Electric Vehicles
The state of New Jersey is putting a stake in the ground. Or rather, a stake through the hearts of taxpayers and citizens. But that’s nothing new.
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Beyond Meat: The New Tesla?
I want to short BYND or find another way to bet on its shares falling back to earth. The company is so far overvalued that it makes Tesla and Uber look like value plays. But BYND might just be a true blockbuster stock - if they can keep it up.
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Muni Mayhem: This Boring Sector Is Starting To Heat Up!
4 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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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 Homebuilders ETF
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A Profit Weapon For 2019 And Beyond
I believe the Second Wave Cycle can help you grow your wealth in the second half of 2019 and beyond.
A New Way To Lighten Our Health Care Load
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reported that headline inflation rose 0.2% in July and is 2.9% higher than last year.
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.

Work Experience

President
Dent Research
February 2013 - Present (7 years)
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.