Speakers

Harry Dent

Founder, Dent Research

    Harry S. Dent Jr. studied economics in college in the ’70s, but found it vague and inconclusive. He became so disillusioned by the state of his chosen profession that he turned his back on it. Instead, he threw himself into the burgeoning new science of finance where identifying and studying demographic, technological, consumer and many, many other trends empowered him to forecast economic changes. Since then, he’s spoken to executives, financial advisors and investors around the world. He’s appeared on “Good Morning America,” PBS, CNBC and CNN/Fox News. He’s been featured in Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily, Entrepreneur, Fortune, Success, U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, American Demographics and Omni. He is a regular guest on Fox Business’s “America’s Nightly Scorecard.” Harry has written numerous books over the years. In his book The Great Boom Ahead, published in 1992, he stood virtually alone in accurately forecasting the unanticipated boom of the 1990s. That same year he authored two consecutive best sellers: The Roaring 2000s and The Roaring 2000s Investor (Simon and Schuster).

    Today, he uses the research he developed from years of hands-on business experience to offer readers a positive, easy-to-understand view of the economic future by heading up Dent Research.

    Harry received his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar and was elected to the Century Club for leadership excellence.

    Rodney Johnson

    Senior Editor, Dent Research

      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 services on Wall Street in the 1980s with Thomson McKinnon and then Prudential Securities. He started working on projects with Harry in the mid-1990s. He’s a regular guest on several radio programs such as America’s Wealth Management and Savvy Investor Radio, and has been featured on CNBC, Fox News and Fox Business’s “America’s Nightly Scorecard, where he discusses economic trends ranging from the price of oil to the direction of the U.S. economy.

      He holds degrees from Georgetown University and Southern Methodist University.

      He is also the editor of our popular service, Triple Play Strategy.

      John DelVecchio

      Editor of Forensic Investor

        Author of What’s Behind The Numbers: A Guide To Exposing Financial Chicanery And Avoiding Huge Losses In Your Portfolio, John is a forensic accountant at heart. Standing on the shoulders of the great David Tice, James O’Shaughnessy and Dr. Howard Schilit, he built a framework of algorithms and a multi-factor grading system that has made him one of the more successful short-sellers around. John graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bryant College with a B.S. in Finance and was awarded Beta Gamma Sigma honors. He earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in September 2001.

        John is also editor of our trading service Forensic Investor.

        Adam O'Dell

        Chief Investment Strategist, Dent Research

          As Chief Investment Analyst for Dent Research, Adam O’Dell has one purpose in mind: to find and bring to subscribers investment opportunities that return the maximum profit with minimum risk. He achieves this with his perfect blend of technical and fundamental analysis. Tactically, he does extensive back-testing and probability-based research. It’s the ultimate partner to the exhaustive research that Harry and Rodney do in the exciting realm of the new science of investing.

          Adam has worked as a Prop Trader for a spot Forex firm. While there, he learned the fundamentals of trading in the world’s largest market. He excelled at trading the volatile currency markets by seeking out low-risk entry points for trades with high profit potential. Aiming to find the best opportunities across all asset classes, Adam expanded into the commodities, equities and futures markets.

          An MBA graduate and Affiliate Member of the Market Technicians Association, Adam is a lifelong student of the markets. He is the editor of our hugely successful trading services, Cycle 9 Alert and Max Profit Alert.

          Charles Sizemore

            Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA specializes in finding value opportunities outside of the mainstream stock market. He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News and Straight Talk Money Radio, and has been quoted in Barron’s MagazineThe Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, GuruFocusMarketWatch and InvestorPlace.com.

            Charles holds a master’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with an International Emphasis from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and as a Phi Beta Kappa scholar.

            In addition, Charles is editor of our popular Dent 401k Advisor and Peak Income newsletters and the portfolio manager of Boom & Bust.

            Lance Gaitan

              Lance Gaitan graduated from Franklin University in Columbus, OH with a degree in Finance. After graduating, Lance worked as an auditor for an insurance administrator and later attained his securities license and then went to work as a broker for a small firm.

              In the mid-1990s Lance managed the futures trading desk for Piper Jaffray, a large regional brokerage firm based in Minneapolis.

              After migrating to Florida in early 2000, Lance founded a futures trading firm, GSV Futures, specializing in retail commodity trading strategies. Lance sold that business in 2006 and joined Harry Dent, Jr. and Rodney Johnson at Dent Research shortly thereafter.

              Lance is also the editor of our newest research advisory, Treasury Profits Accelerator.

              Brendan Kennedy

                Brendan is the CEO of Privateer Holdings, the world’s first private equity firm investing exclusively in legalized cannabis. He and his company sit on the cutting edge of what could soon become America’s next great boom industry and his goal is to become the worldwide leader in “corporate pot”.

                Brendan and the Privateer team have so far raised $82 million to launch a portfolio of global, responsible and mainstream cannabis brands leading the future of the industry – including portfolio companies Marley Natural, Leafly and Tilray, which quickly became the largest single supplier of medical-grade cannabis in Canada. Their momentum is quickly building… as is their reputation amongst big name investors. One of Privateer’s leading backers is Founders Fund and their partner Geoff Lewis, who’s also bankrolled companies like Lyft, Hampton Creek and Oyster, among others.

                It’s clear that the potential in legalized pot could be massivea and Privateer is staking their claim at the forefront of the industry with some lofty ambitions.

                In Maxim’s profile of him Brendan’s mission statement is abundantly clear:

                “…he intends to do away with pot as you know it. No more cliché names. No more Baggies. No 4/20 jokes. He envisions beautiful packaging and branding and logos. He wants to build the Budweiser of bud, the Wheaties of weed, the McDonald’s of Mary Jane—products that are “the big, bright, shiny brands that people can point to and say, ‘That’s what the end of prohibition looks like.”

                And as he told Techcrunch,

                “Our thesis was that this will be a mainstream consumer product used by mainstream Americans, and they will be looking for mainstream professional brands that don’t insult or offend them.”

                He’s got the undeniable pedigree to do it too. Prior to founding Privateer Holdings, Brendan served as COO of SVB Analytics, a non-bank affiliate of Silicon Valley Bank that provided valuation services to early-stage start-ups and venture capital firms. And as CEO and President of Mindability, a software company focused on customer experience measurement.

                And at IES 2017, we’ll be hosting him for an in-depth presentation on where legalized marijuana is, where it’s going and what you should be doing about it right now.

                He’ll show you how to build a portfolio of global brands that will lead, legitimize and define the future of cannabis.

                Michael Terpin

                  Michael is the co-founder and chairman of BitAngels, the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups. BitAngels currently has over 600 members and has made more than 25 investments in bitcoin and cryptocurrency companies.

                  Michael is one of the leading “go-to” experts on bitcoin and he’s spoken all over the world on it, including Bitcoin 2014, Satoshi Roundtable, South by Southwest, and TEDx Hollywood. He sees a huge future in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for a variety of reasons, as he told the Business to Freedom podcast earlier this year:

                  “These days it only makes sense to use digital currencies. A penny in the United States costs two pennies to make. It’s possible that 20 years from now we won’t ever need to walk into banks to make transactions and file checks…”

                  “Cryptocurrencies are great because they allow users to track their spending and allow digital marketplaces to be fully accountable. This is a huge reason why nations with unstable economies, especially those that rely on other currencies (ie. the US dollar), are looking to make their financials more transparent.”

                  Michael is also the co-founder and managing partner of bCommerce Labs, the first technology incubator fund focused on e-commerce companies for bitcoin and the blockchain, and a partner at Flight VC, where he helps run the AngelList Bitcoin Syndicate with legendary super-angel Gil Penchina.

                  On top of all that, he’s also known as a public relations genius. He founded Marketwire, one of the world’s largest and most technologically sophisticated company newswires. Originally known as Internet Wire, Marketwire was acquired in 2006 for $35 million. Michael’s been in on cryptocurrencies since the beginning… and hardly anyone else in the world has their finger on the pulse of the industry.

                  At IES 2017 in Nashville, he’ll tell you if bitcoin is simply “having a moment” or if cryptocurrencies are the future of finance.

                  Stephen Sandford

                    Stephen was just 9 years old when he watched Neil Armstrong take one giant leap for mankind onto the moon… igniting his love for science, engineering, math and technology.

                    After getting his master’s degree in engineering, Stephen spent 28 years working at NASA, including stints at the Johnson Space Center in Houston and NASA headquarters before becoming the director of space technology at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton.

                    After retiring from the agency in 2014, Stephen began writing his dynamic must-read book The Gravity Well: America’s Next, Greatest Mission, which details the benefits of a better funded space program.

                    His view of space is the same as our view of investing – that the region beyond Earth is a steep, rugged terrain filled with challenges but also… vast wealth.

                    As far as investing goes, we couldn’t agree more.

                    “Ten years from now, we will have a base on the Moon.” he says.

                    “Twenty-five years from now, we will be mining the asteroids near and beyond Mars. A single asteroid, no wider than your living room, can contain $10 billion worth of gold, along with platinum, tungsten, and the rare earth metals we desperately need here, where supplies are running low. Along with those metals, we’ll extract iron, nickel, aluminum and titanium to construct new bases on Mars and in space. On other asteroids we’ll obtain water and oxygen to sustain life, as well as hydrogen, oxygen, and ammonia for fuel.

                    “Beyond those 25 years, we will create an economy in the Gravity Well that dwarfs the one on our planet. We will achieve a global prosperity that we cannot fully imagine today—just as no one could envision the wealth we have achieved since the Wright brothers first took to the sky.”

                    Talk about aiming for the stars! The potential Stephen is describing is mind-blowing.

                    And it’s already begun…

                    NASA’s ingenuity and partnerships have saved thousands of lives, created thousands of American jobs and led to the development of technologies that have changed our lives right here on Earth.

                    The GPS for instance, is a direct result of research and development that’s taken place in space.

                    So is the Intuitive IV Catheter, which helps phlebotomists more easily and accurately find veins to tap into. It literally docks with the blood vessels, the way a space vehicle docks with the International Space Station. Without the more than 250 satellites now in orbit around the planet you may not even have the capability to be reading this letter on your computer, phone or tablet right now!

                    Stephen calls the expanse of knowledge we gain from chasing our space dreams the “knowledge ore.” And it’s estimated that for every dollar spent on space exploration, that “knowledge ore” brings back as much as $14! In June, President Trump signed an executive order to revive the National Space Council, aimed at reinvigorating America’s space program. And Stephen has stated just how vital these kinds of moves are to also bringing our economy into the next century.

                    “I try to show how powerful it is to solving some of these problems that we’re dealing with. We’re struggling with what the next economy is going to be with the United States and we’re struggling with our standing in the world today,” Stephen says about his book, The Gravity Well… as well as the years of research and experience he’ll bring with him to IES 2017.

                    Lacy Hunt

                      As the Executive Vice President of Hoisington Management Company, Lacy manages over $5 billion dollars’ worth of pension funds, endowments, insurance companies, and others. He holds a hard line against the excessive debt that grips the global economy. And he shares our view that government has furthered our current predicament. Instead of using sound fiscal solutions to “right the ship,” we’re fanning the flames by taking on more debt and aggravating the problem.

                      At the summit, Lacy will reveal his top 5 impediments to all the growth promised by Trump policies as well as his latest research.

                      Howard Lindzon

                        Howard Lindzon, world renowned technology venture capitalist will join us at IES 2017 discuss his #1 strategy for finding the next 1,000% stocks.

                        Howard’s the visionary whose angel investments were key to the launch of Ticketfly, Buddymedia, Golfnow, Lifelock, Stocktwits and many more. He’s also shepherded lucrative deals with Twitter, Ebay, Pandora, Comcast, and CBS Interactive to name just a few. He’s one of the most sought-after entrepreneurs, experts and angel investors in the world today.

                        But what if I told you that Howard Lindzon’s incredible success has hinged on just a single, simple, overlooked profit indicator that historical analysis shows since 1995 would have predicted 1,324 triple-digit winning stocks?

                        Or that it would have handed you windfalls from Apple, Google, Amazon and hundreds of other millionaire-minting companies?

                        At this year’s Irrational Economic Summit he’ll show you how it’s entirely possible to capture as much as one-third of all stock market gains just by using this indicator to not only invest in the industry leaders of today… but also how he uses it to identify the private market startups that will either challenge those leaders… or get snapped up by them before they even get the chance.

                        This little-know profit tool is called the Peloton Effect.

                        Everyday people are already using this incredibly simple indicator to capture gains from 105% all the way up to 575%.

                        And not only will Howard reveal how the Peloton Effect works, he’ll also give you details on how to use it for yourself… with the debut of his brand NEW monthly newsletter that we’ll be publishing for him.

                        Inside this new letter, Peloton, Howard will virtually give you total access to his expertise in discovering the next tech superstars… and the safe, unique way to play them… through actionable recommendations each month.

                        Andrew Pancholi

                          Andrew Pancholi, General Partner and Portfolio Manager at Fidelis Capital Management and creator of the Market Timing Report. Andy is Harry’s “go-to” man when it comes to timing the markets.

                          Back in April 2014, he flew from London to meet Harry and the team at an emergency gathering, which is now known as “The Good Friday Meeting.”

                          There he warned Harry, Rodney, and the others, of the imminent collapse of the Euro, stating not only the EXACT date it would happen, but giving them the price within a handful of ticks.

                          It really pays to listen to what Andy has to say. Not only has he accurately time the collapse of oil, but he also forewarned of the UK’s financial challenges a full six months before Brexit. He also called the commodity bull markets in 2008 and 2010.

                          Meeting this man, listening to what he has to say, will give you a significant edge. Just like those who now follow Andy loyally, you’ll be able to grab opportunities with near-perfect timing.

                          Mark Gordon

                            Mark is the President and Chief Operating Office of Odyssey Marine Exploration, a NASDAQ-traded company engaged in the exploration and archaeologically-sensitive recovery of deep-water shipwrecks.

                            He adamantly believes in following your dreams… and at this year’s Irrational Economic Summit, he’ll explain not only how you can do this… but how you can finance it as well.

                            It starts with making smart investments.

                            Odyssey uses innovative methods and state-of-the-art technology to conduct extensive deep-ocean search and recovery operations.

                            Its discovery and excavation of the Civil War-era shipwreck the SS Republic made international headlines, and resulted in the recovery of over 51,000 U.S. gold and silver coins and nearly 14,000 artifacts.

                            It’s made such incredible discoveries, and Mark will share the stories with you because in each there’s an investment lesson to learn.

                            Mark’s path to his dream has been deliberate. He thought outside the box and is reaping the rewards today.

                            His unique presentation at IES could help you do the same.

                            Raoul Paul

                            CEO and Co-Founder of the multi-media empire, Real Vision Group

                              Raoul’s also CEO and Founder of The Global Macro Investor, which is an elite macroeconomic and investment strategy research service for the world’s leading hedge funds, pension funds, banks and sovereign wealth funds. Additionally, he’s an advisor to government organizations and a consultant for several family investment offices globally.

                              He wrote The End Game, the most-read financial article in the history of the Internet. He helped make the successful BBC TV series “Million Dollar Traders,” where he undertook the financial market and investment training of the contestants.

                              The insights this man will share with you in October come from 24 years working for investment banks like Goldman Sachs, and all his other achievements.

                              Chris Gaffney

                              President of EverBank Wold Markets

                                Chris, President of EverBank Wold Markets, will be there to give you details of unique high-yield checking and savings accounts that are in the top 5% of competitive accounts. Chris will show you how to work your money like you worked to make it… instead of languishing in an “average” bank where it’s getting little to no yield.