Michael Pento

Michael Pento is the President and Founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies, produces the weekly podcast called, “The Mid-week Reality Check”, is Host of The Pentonomics Program and Author of the book “The Coming Bond Market Collapse.”

Articles by Michael Pento

Analysts on every financial news network are screaming about how the lower oil and gas prices will spur on the U.S. consumer and lead to a stronger economy.  It is true that total retail sales rose 0.7 percent in November,...
With the utterance of one word, “patience” in reference to the Fed’s anticipated lift off date from its zero bound interest rate target, Janet Yellen sent the Dow Jones soaring over 700 points in two days.  It is clearly evident that...
We have happened upon that time in the investment cycle when investors vastly eschew active management of their assets in favor of a more passive management style.  In fact, I read recently 461 Hedge Funds, a hallmark of active...
There is a perfect word that describes the current condition of governments and consumers around the world today. The word is obdurate, and it means to be stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing.

The word comes to mind when witnessing the...
There is a saying: “The rich just keep getting richer”. And by all accounts, since the 2008 financial crisis, they have.  Unfortunately, for the struggling poor and middle class, wealthy asset holders have been the only beneficiary of...
The perennially-optimistic crowd on Wall Street never lets the truth get in the way of a good story.  So whenever the stock market doesn’t move their way, they come up with a myriad of excuses to explain the fall.  The members of...
It wasn’t too long ago that the stock market was busy celebrating a “great” September jobs report.  There were 248k net new jobs created and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent.  Janet Yellen, Ben Bernanke and the rest...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its global growth forecast for both this year and next, highlighting among other things, the threat of weakening demand in the Eurozone and a slide into deflation. This comes after...
Under the stewardship of Shinzo Abe, the nation of Japan has become a global leader in debt, currency devaluation and inflation.  Unfortunately for the Japanese, Abenomics is also leading Japan into a hyperinflationary depression...
Wall Street came to a halt recently, as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its Initial Public Offering debut.  The media became myopically focused over this so-called “historic event” and by its celebrity founder Jack Ma.  By...

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Dollar falls on uncertainty but ends week with modest gain