Gerald Celente is a pioneer trend strategist who founded the Trends Research Institute in 1980. Celente has built his reputation as a fearless teller of the truth, an accurate forecaster and an analyst whose expertise crosses many arenas, from economics to politics, from health to science, and more. Most important, Celente is a pure political atheist. Unencumbered by political dogma, rigid ideology or conventional wisdom, Celente -- whose motto is "think for yourself" -- observes and analyzes current events forming future trends by seeing them for what they are -- and not as what he'd like them to be. A best-selling author, Celente is the publisher of the quarterly Trends Journal and Trendsresearch.com. As with a doctor who gives his diagnosis after gathering the facts, whether or not you like the prognosis doesn’t alter the outcome, it’s simply what is. And while Celente holds a US passport, he considers himself a citizen of the world.