When in Doubt, Jazz it Out…

As you may know, I’m an avid music fan.

Specifically, classical jazz.

I’ve been listening to a lot of Chet Baker recently. The way his melody’s lull you into a trance is hypnotic. That’s why I’ve moved Chet, along with some other smooth jazzers, to my “Relaxation Playlist.”

Listening to jazz helps me unwind after a long, stressful day. Last night, after Wednesday’s and Thursday’s market slide, his voice was crooning around the cornrners of my new apartment.

Today I’m in the mood for something different. Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew or anything by Dizzy Gillespie. Both keep my mind guessing.

And that about sums it up for the markets this week…

The Dow Drop

At the Wednesday close, the Dow had dropped by more than 800.

It blindsided almost everyone.

It jazz’d us, you could say (in the way that an unexpected musical note pierces the ear).

It woke everyone up. Made them discontent. Moved them to some form of action.

Harry chimed in on the matter on Thursday.

I hate to say he told you so, but… it’s something he’s been predicting for some time.

Then yesterday he sent a second market update after markets popped upward at the open.

As Harry says all the time, when things run smoothly for too long, we get too comfortable and complacent. This week’s chaos has jarred us awake. The thing is, and this is why we work so hard to create the team of experts we have…

You’ve “Gotta Have Faith”

Yes, George Michael. Yes!

When it comes to investing, you’ve “gotta have faith” in your system. Adam talks about this regularly in 7 Figure Trader, 10X Profits, and Cycle 9 Alert. If you’ve chosen correctly, your system will guide you profitably through the good times and even the bad (or, at the very least, minimize the damage during crashes).

It’s something that our editors here at Dent Research – Rodney Johnson, Lance Gaitan, John Del Vecchio, Lee Lowell, and Adam O’Dell – pride themselves on. They burnrn the midnight oil regularly making sure they’re serving you, our readers, in the best possible ways.

The thing is, you’ve got to stick to the system. You’ve got to listen to the experts. You’ve gotta keep reading.

Before moving on to a wrap of this week’s coverage…

A Quick Word of Thanks

I just wanted to take a moment to thank those readers who responded to last weekend’s Economy & Markets.

I appreciate the responses, regardless of the opinion.

One thing I try to do here, with this Saturday letter to you, is to open a dialogue.

And we listen… to everything you have to say.

George V. and Peter W. gave us some interesting thoughts to chew on. Stephen H., was particularly thorough, and for that I’m grateful.

To cap that, I know that the U.S. was traditionally founded as a republic. Rodney was quick to remind me of that soon after he received last Saturday’s issue.

The point I was trying to address is that there’s a growing divide between Americans. Yet we’d be stronger as a community.

In any case, thank you to those who shared their thoughts with us. I wish that I could respond personal to each of you.

Here’s What You Missed…

The Next Financial Crisis Is Starting in Emerging Markets

By Harry Dent, Founder, Dent Research

The 2008 financial crisis was well overdue, what with predictably slowing demographics, especially in the U.S. at first, and an unprecedented debt bubble in the developed countries.

The Fed Taketh Away… And It’s Not Just Rates

By Rodney Johnson, Senior Editor, Economy & Markets

Over the past month the 10-year Treasury bond yield has jumped from under 3.00% to 3.23%, sending tremors through the equity markets. By now you’ve heard/read/thought about the usual suspects.

Yields Explode, Jobs Don’t

By Lance Gaitan, Editor, Treasury Profits Accelerator

“Normalization” is a smooth-sounding word. But it happens with moves like last week’s spike in Treasury yields.

Dow Down 831 Points Yesterday Is This the Beginning of the End? [Video]

By Harry Dent, Founder, Dent Research

The Dow dropped by 831 points. Harry talks about that drop, and the two possible scenarios that go along with it.

Markets Bounce, But Watch These Warnrning Signs [Video]

By Harry Dent, Founder, Dent Research

A bounce of 400 points compared to a loss of 1,400… that’s not much of a bounce to write home about, so this is something we’re watching closely. Harry talks more on this and the recent shift in the markets.

That’s all for this week.

Take care, take care.