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.
[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][vncp_masonry_speaker_bio name=”Rodney Johnson” position=”Senior Editor, Dent Research” photo=”2515″]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.[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][vncp_masonry_speaker_bio name=”John DelVecchio” position=”Editor of Forensic Investor” photo=”2516″]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.[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][/vncp_masonry_speakers_box]
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.[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][vncp_masonry_speaker_bio name=”Adam O’Dell” position=”Chief Investment Strategist, Dent Research” photo=”2517″]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.[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][vncp_masonry_speaker_bio name=”Charles Sizemore” photo=”2519″]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 Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, GuruFocus, MarketWatch 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 the editor of our popular Peak Income newsletter.[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][/vncp_masonry_speakers_box]
He is the author of the How To Fly A Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery, which was described by the Toronto Post as “the last book about creativity you’ll ever need to read,” and named 2015 Business Book of the Year by 800-CEO-READ. His writing about innovation and technology has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Politico, and Quartz.
He co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT and took it from a converted broom closet to a global organization with six labs around the world, 103 corporate sponsors, and over a hundred researchers.
And he has led three highly successful tech start-ups, most recently Zensi, which he co-founded and sold to Belkin in 2010.
As a result, Kevin has a unique, real-world perspective on what it takes to build organizations that are innovative and how to be an innovator in organizations that aren’t.
He has been called “the father of the Internet of Things” by Newsweek; “a modern-day Johnny Appleseed” by Wired and “a man who will change the world” by RFID Journal. He makes the complicated clear and simple using compelling, engaging true stories and case studies; always makes his audience laugh; and is always willing tailor his lively, practical lectures to the specific needs of his audience.[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][vncp_masonry_speaker_bio name=”Lou Basenese” position=”Founder, Disruptive Tech Research” photo=”2622″]Founder, Disruptive Tech Research, a technology research and advisory firm focused on pinpointing the most promising disruptive technology investments. Early.
For the last decade, Louis has been providing independent economic and equity research for individual and institutional clients.
A former Morgan Stanley investment consultant, Louis helped direct over $1 billion in institutional capital before leaving and co-founding Wall Street Daily, which quickly became one of the web’s largest financial publishers. During his tenure as Chief Investment Strategist of Wall Street Daily, circulation topped 700,000 daily readers.
Louis’ expertise has earned him regular appearances on CNBC’s Closing Bell, as well as other media mentions, including in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Morningstar, MarketWatch, TheStreet.com and MSN Money.
A contrarian investor at heart, Louis loves to shoot holes in Wall Street’s conventional “wisdom” – and has won high praise for his speeches at numerous investment conferences. Louis holds an MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][vncp_masonry_speaker_bio name=”George Friedman” position=”Geopolitical forecaster” photo=”2640″]George Friedman is a world renowned geopolitical forecaster, strategist on international affairs, and New York Times best-selling author. He is the founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, a company that analyzes and predicts the international system. Until he resigned in May, 2015, he was CEO and later chairman of Stratfor, the company he founded in 1996.
His most popular book, The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century (2009), is continually validated by its accurate and timely geopolitical predictions. Other works include Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe, The Next Decade, America’s Secret War, The Future of War and The Intelligence Edge. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages.
Friedman’s background in philosophy, intelligence, military modeling, geopolitics, national security and international affairs gives him deep insights that he shares with audiences both through his writing and at speaking events. He is invited to give the keynote at many foreign policy and national security conferences, as well as at corporate and industry-specific events. He was recently introduced at Cambridge University’s Forum on Geopolitics as the “creator of the field of geopolitical forecasting.”
Friedman has briefed numerous military and government organizations and appears regularly as an expert in major media. He received his bachelor’s degree from the City College of the City University of New York and holds a Ph.D. in government from Cornell University. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Howe is also a recognized authority on global aging, long-term fiscal policy, and migration. He served as Senior Policy Advisor to Blackstone Group and has testified on entitlement reform many times before Congress.
Howe is currently a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he helps lead the Global Aging Initiative and serves on the board of the Global Aging Institute.[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][vncp_masonry_speaker_bio name=”Lacy Hunt” photo=”2524″]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.[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][vncp_masonry_speaker_bio name=”Elliott Gue” photo=”2685″ position=”Co-founder and Publisher, Energy & Income Advisor”]Elliott Gue knows energy. Since earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of London, Elliott has dedicated himself to learning the ins and outs of this dynamic sector, scouring trade magazines, attending industry conferences, touring facilities and meeting with management teams.
Six years ago, Elliott founded Energy & Income Advisor, a semi-monthly online publication dedicated to uncovering the most profitable opportunities in the energy sector, from growth stocks to income-focused royalty trusts and master limited partnerships (MLPs).
Prior to founding Energy & Income Advisor, Elliott Gue shared his expertise and stock-picking abilities with individual investors as editor of two highly regarded energy-focused research publications, MLP Profits and The Energy Strategist, as well as Personal Finance, one of the oldest investment publications in the United States.
He has also appeared on CNBC, Fox News and Bloomberg TV and has been quoted in a number of major publications, including Barron’s, Forbes and the Washington Post.
Elliott Gue also co-authored two books on developments in global emerging markets published by the FT Press, The Silk Road to Riches: How You Can Profit by Investing in Asia’s Newfound Prosperity and Rise of the State: Profitable Investing and Geopolitics in the 21st Century.
Before starting Allstarcharts in 2010, Parets worked on the sell side as a broker, analyst and investment banker. He started his career as an intern at Merrill Lynch and while attending Fairfield University, where he graduated in 2004 from the Charles Dolan School of Business. In 2008, he earned his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation and in 2012-2013 served as a co-chair of the New York City chapter of the CMT Association.
His research has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business, Traders Magazine, CNN, Barron’s, ABC, Yahoo Finance and Business News Network. Business Insider chose his twitter handle @allstarcharts as one of the “Top Finance People To Follow On Twitter”.[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][vncp_masonry_speaker_bio name=”Barry Potekin” position=”Publisher” photo=”2625″]After 16 years as an Executive Publisher, Barry Potekin, VP of the Rutsen Meier Belmont (RMB) Group Managed Accounts Relations, has been involved in a wide range of commodity research and trading activities since 1985, with an emphasis on client support. Due to his many accomplishments, Barry has appeared on The Today Show, David Letterman, and CNN News. He was on the cover of Success Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. The subject of a Wall Street Journal article, he has been written about in Money Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today and Fortune. A very popular speaker and teacher, he makes the fine points of alternative asset investing quick and simple to understand.
Founded in 1984, the RMB Group brings a high level of personal service and professional expertise to assist clients in making prudent alternative asset diversifications.[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][vncp_masonry_speaker_bio name=”Richard Smith” position=”CEO of TradeSmith, LLC ” photo=”2691″]Dr. Richard Smith is CEO and Founder of TradeSmith LLC and a champion of individual investors. Dr. Smith began investing while pursuing his PhD in systems science during the dotcom boom. Like a lot of investors, he suffered through the highs and lows of that extremely volatile time in the markets.
After some intense soul‐searching, Dr. Smith knew he had but two choices: throw his savings at a financial advisor and walk away, or take responsibility for his mistakes and learn from them. No less than 25,000 happy customers are glad he made the second choice!
Beginning with a simple program to track fixed‐percentage trailing stops, Dr. Smith’s company now provides individual investors with sophisticated, yet easy‐to‐use tools to make better decisions, risk less and make more with stocks and cryptoassets.
Dr. Smith is an in‐demand speaker who is able to cut through the noise to help individual investors better quantify risk and use market volatility to their advantage.[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][/vncp_masonry_speakers_box]
He joined Salomon Brothers in 1985 and later became one of the early partners of The Blackstone Group. During nearly two decades at Blackstone and at a firm he founded, Heartland Industrial Partners, Stockman was a private equity investor.
He is the author of three best-selling books, “The Triumph of Politics: Why the Reagan Revolution Failed” (1986). “The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America” (2013) and “Trumped! A Nation on the Brink of Ruin…And How to Bring it Back” (2016). He is currently the publisher of a daily blog, Contra Corner – “the place where mainstream delusions and cant about the Warfare State, the Bailout State, Bubble Finance and Beltway Banditry are ripped, refuted and rebuked.”
Born in Fort Hood, Texas, Stockman graduated from Michigan State University and attended Harvard Divinity School and then went to Washington as a Congressional aide in 1970.[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][vncp_masonry_speaker_bio name=”Andy Swan” position=”Technologist, entrepreneur, and founder of LikeFolio” photo=”2624″]LikeFolio provides investors and companies with actionable research based on data derived from consumer actions on social media. LikeFolio scans Twitter for mentions of 30,000 brands and consumer products owned by over 2000 publicly traded companies. It scores those mentions on consumer sentiment and purchase intent. Through this unique process of gathering consumer data, LikeFolio’s proprietary approach lends itself to providing accurate predictions of revenue reports, and ultimately the direction of a stock. LikeFolio has been named to Fast Company’s most innovative in finance and its unique research is consistently featured on CNBC, Yahoo Finance and Barron’s.[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][vncp_masonry_speaker_bio name=”MICHAEL TERPIN” position=”Co-founder and Chairman of BitAngels” photo=”2639″]Michael Terpin is founder and CEO of Transform Group, whose divisions include Transform PR, a global public relations firm that has served more than 200 clients in the blockchain field and helped launch 75 ICO’s, including Aion, Augur, Bancor, Dent, Ethereum, Factom, Golem, Gnosis, Lisk, MaidSafe, Neo, Qtum, SALT Lending, and WAX Token; CoinAgenda, an event series for cryptocurrency investors, and Transform Strategies, the company’s advisory division. Transform Group International, LLC, is headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with offices in Santa Monica, Las Vegas, Silicon Valley, New York, Toronto, Paris, and Cape Town.
Terpin also co-founded BitAngels (www.bitangels.co), the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups, in May, 2013, and he is co-founder of Aspire, a new asset creation blockchain platform scheduled to do its token generation event in 2018. Previously, Terpin founded Marketwired, one of the world’s largest company newswires, which was acquired in 2006 and later sold to NASDAQ for $200 million. He also co-founded Direct IPO, one of the earliest equity crowdfunding companies, and founded and sold his first PR firm, The Terpin Group, which represented many of the early Internet leaders, including America Online, Earthlink, Match.com and the Motley Fool, as well as serving as AOR for divisions of Alpine, Fujitsu, JBL, Kawai, Konami, Playboy and TEAC.
Terpin holds an MFA from SUNY at Buffalo and dual BA in journalism and English from Syracuse University, where he serves on the board of advisors at the top-ranked Newhouse School of Public Communications. Terpin is also an investor and advisor to many blockchain, media and technology companies, including Blockchain Terminal, Polymath, Purse.io, ShapeShift, VideoCoin and WAX. He is a general partner and heads up the ICO investment committee in Alphabit Fund (www.alphabit.fund), a Cayman Island registered digital currency fund with an authorized $300 million assets under management.[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][/vncp_masonry_speakers_box][vncp_masonry_speakers_box columns=”3″][vncp_masonry_speaker_bio name=”Roger Conrad” photo=”2689″]Roger is pleased and excited to share his views and expertise at his first Irrational Economic Summit. Conrad has successfully advised investors on energy and income investing since the mid-1980s. For a quarter century, he made his reputation as founding editor of Roger Conrad’s Utility Forecaster, rated number one for 10-year risk adjusted total return by The Hulbert Financial Digest in April 2013, when Roger reunited with his long-time friend and colleague, Elliott Gue to found Capitalist Times LLC. They now co-edit and publish the monthly Conrad’s Utility Investor, twice monthly Energy & Income Advisor, the first of its kind multiple media advisory Deep Dive Investing and trading service Pig Versus Bear. Conrad is also the author of Power Hungry: Strategic Investing in Telecommunications, Utilities & Other Essential Services. He’s a frequent contributor to Forbes, Bottom Line and other widely circulated investment media and appears regularly at investment conferences nationwide.
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[/vncp_masonry_speaker_bio][vncp_masonry_speaker_bio name=”Seth Shapiro” photo=”2693″]Two-time Emmy® Award winner Seth Shapiro is a global leader in business innovation, media and technology. A major force in blockchain media, he is CEO and Founder of AlphaNetworks, a blockchain-enabled SaaS platform for video networks. He is also Head of Strategy at VideoCoin.io, Head of Business Development at Alphabit Digital Currency Fund, and an Advisor to projects including KodakCoin, WorkCoin and Verses.
Mr Shapiro’s clients and partners have included The Walt Disney Company, Comcast, DIRECTV, Intel, AT&T, IPG, NBC, Showtime, RTL, Telstra, Universal, Slamdance, Goldman Sachs, government bodies, and a wide range of startups. He has been an Expert Witness in matters before both the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice. His first book, “TELEVISION: Innovation, Disruption, and the World’s Most Powerful Medium”, was published in 2016 and is an Amazon bestseller.
Mr. Shapiro is an Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, a former Governor of the Television Academy and two-term member of its Executive Committee. He has been quoted in outlets including The Economist, The New York Times. The LA Times, CNBC, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, The Associated Press, PBS and The Daily Mail. As Head of Production at DIRECTV Advanced Services, he launched over 25 services, including NFL Sunday Ticket Interactive and TiVo by DIRECTV, the world’s first major DVR platform.