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S. Dent Jr.
Great Depression Ahead
S. Dent, Jr. is the Founder and President
of the H. S. Dent Foundation, whose mission
is Helping People Understand Change.
Using exciting new research developed from
years of hands-on business experience, Mr.
Dent offers a refreshingly positive and understandable
view of the future. Mr. Dent is a well-known
author and is known as the developer of The
Dent Method, a forecasting approach based
on changes in demographic trends.
his book The Great Boom Ahead, published in
1992, Mr. Dent stood virtually alone in accurately
forecasting the unanticipated Boom
of the 1990s. Today he continues to educate
audiences about his predictions for the next
and possibly last great bull market, from late
2005 into early to mid 2010. Since 1992 he has
authored two consecutive best sellers The Roaring
2000s and The Roaring 2000s Investor (Simon
and Schuster). In his latest book, The Next
Great Bubble Boom, he offers a comprehensive
forecast for the next two decades and explains
how fundamental trends suggest strong growth
ahead, followed by a longer-term economic contraction.
Mr. Dent also publishes the HS Dent Forecast
newsletter, which offers current analysis of
economic, and financial market trends.Mr.
Dent received his MBA from Harvard Business
School, where he was a Baker Scholar and was
elected to the Century Club for leadership excellence.
Since 1988 he has been speaking to executives,
financial advisors and investors around the
world. He has appeared on Good Morning
America, PBS, CNBC, CNN/FN, and has been
featured in Barrons, Investors Business
Daily, Entrepreneur, Fortune, Success, US News
and World Report, Business Week, The Wall Street
Journal, American Demographics and Omni.
at Bain & Company he worked as a consultant
with several Fortune 100 companies. He has also
been CEO of several entrepreneurial growth companies
and an investor in new ventures. A frequent speaker
on economic trends, Mr. Dent educates clients
and partners on The Dent Method and provides strategic
vision for asset allocation and investment selection.
Merk, president of Merk Investments, makes all
investment decisions for the Merk Hard Currency
Fund. Mr. Merk founded Merk Investments AG in
Switzerland in 1994; in 2001, he relocated the
business to the US where all investment advisory
activities are conducted by Merk Investments
LLC, a SEC-registered investment adviser.