Synopses & Reviews
For over fifteen years, New York Times
bestselling author Harry S. Dent, Jr., has been uncannily accurate in predicting the financial future. In his three previous works, Dent predicted the financial recession of the early nineties, the economic expansion of the mid-nineties, and the financial free-for-all of 1998-2000.
The Next Great Bubble Boom -- part crystal ball, part financial planner -- offers a comprehensive forecast for the next two decades, showing new models for predicting the future behavior of the economy, inflation, large- and small-cap stocks, bonds, key sectors, and so on. In taking a look at past booms and busts, Dent compares our current state to that of the crash of 1920-21, and the years ahead of us to the Roaring Twenties. Dent gives advice on everything from investment strategies to real estate cycles, and shows not only how bright our future will be but how best to profit from it.
Dent gives us all something to look forward to, including:
- The Dow hitting 40,000 by the end of the decade
- The Nasdaq advancing at least ten times from its October 2001 lows to around 13,500, and potentially as high as 20,000 by 2009
- Another strong advance in stocks in 2005, with a significant correction into around September/October 2006
- The Great Boom resurging into its final and strongest stage in 2007, and even more fully in 2008, lasting until late 2009 to early 2010
Dent's amazing ability to track and forecast our financial future is renowned, and here he takes that ability to the next level, showing not only what our economy will look like but also how it will affect us as individuals, as organizations, and as a culture. From the upcoming wealth revolution to the essential principles of entrepreneurial success, the book describes a new society where economic and philanthropic development go hand in hand.
In The Next Great Bubble Boom, Dent shows not only how the economic growth of the late 1990s was a prelude to the true great boom right around the corner but how all of us can reap its benefits.
David BachNew York Times bestselling author of The Automatic MillionaireNobody called the nineties boom and bubble like Harry Dent, and now he is calling for another unexpected bull market. All investors should take notice.
Bestselling author Dent has been accurately predicting the financial future for more than 15 years. In his new book, he gives readers something to look forward to--including the Dow hitting 35,000 by 2008.
About the Author
Harry S. Dent, Jr. is the president of the H.S. Dent Foundation, whose mission is "Helping People Understand Change." He is the founder of HS Dent, which publishes the HS Dent Forecast and oversees the HS Dent Financial Advisors Network. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Great Depression Ahead, as well as of The Great Boom Ahead, in which he stood virtually alone in accurately forecasting the unanticipated "boom" of the 1990s. A Harvard MBA, Fortune 100 consultant, new venture investor, and noted speaker, Mr. Dent is a highly respected figure in his field.
Table of Contents
The New Science: How Simple, Predictable Principles Drive Complex Change
1 The Investment Opportunity of a Lifetime
Uncanny Parallels with the "Tech Wreck" of 1919-1922 and the Roaring Twenties "Bubble Boom" That Followed
2 The Bubble Boom
Why the Five Conditions That Create Technology Bubbles Will Continue in This Decade
3 Taking Advantage of Strong Recurring Cycles to Reduce Risk in Volatile Markets
The Most Comprehensive Forecast and Simplest Investing Model Ever
4 Demographics and the Outlook for Real Estate
Home Prices Will Continue to Underperform Stock Prices and the Economy for the Rest of This Decade
5 Life Planning
How the Economy's Life Cycle Will Intersect with Your Own
6 The Outlook for Investment Markets
Large-Cap, Small-Cap, and International Stocks; Long- and Short-Term Bonds
7 Optimum Portfolio Strategies for the Great Boom Ahead and the Great Bust to Follow
Understanding Risks and Returns in the Different Seasons of Our Economy
8 The New Millionaire Economy
Creating Wealth by Understanding the Rise in Mass Affluence
The Ultimate Bubble: Human Population Is Peaking After Thousands of Years of Exponential Growth