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About Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen, Ph. D., is the editor of the monthly investment newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, as well as three weekly trading services, Skousen High-Income Alert, Hedge Fund Trader and Fast Money Alert. He also is a professional economist, investment expert, university professor, and author of more than 25 books. He earned his Ph. D. in monetary economics at George Washington University in 1977. He has taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Grantham University, Barnard College, Mercy College, Rollins College and as a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He also has been a consultant to IBM, Hutchinson Technology and other Fortune 500 companies.

Will You Panic When the Next Crisis Hits?

The biggest threat to your portfolio is “fear” — fear of the next bear market that might force you to sell prematurely when a..

July 2, 2015 @ 11:38 am with 0 Comments

What is the Best Tax Policy for Investors?

“Trying to minimize taxes too much is one of the great causes of really dumb mistakes in investing.” –Charlie Munger Whenever I..

June 25, 2015 @ 10:59 am with 1 Comment

A Tale of Three Charts: Is the American Dream Alive or Dead?

Here are three charts that paint a depressing picture of the U.S. economy.

June 18, 2015 @ 11:32 am with 1 Comment

Investors’ Alert: Are You Making These Two Mistakes?

The first time I looked at the incredible chart below, I thought of the classic book, “Winning the Loser’s Game” by Charles Ellis.

June 11, 2015 @ 1:08 pm with 0 Comments

What King Dollar Means to Investors

On September 14, 2011, I received a little book in the mail called “The End of America,” in which the author predicted chaos in America..

June 4, 2015 @ 2:16 pm with 0 Comments

Does Wall Street React More Favorably to Republican or Democratic Presidents?

The stock market does better, way better, starting with President Bill Clinton, when Democrats hold the White House rather than when..

May 28, 2015 @ 3:52 pm with 0 Comments

How the Los Angeles Minimum Wage Vote Fails to Help Many Workers

The Los Angeles City Council demonstrated its ignorance of Economics 101 when the panel voted this week 12-1 to raise the minimum wage to..

May 21, 2015 @ 3:16 pm with 3 Comments

Warren Buffett on Achieving the American Dream

“We have an incredible economic system that unleashes the American spirit. We have a wonderful future ahead of us.” — Warren..

May 14, 2015 @ 12:17 pm with 0 Comments

Warren Buffett Reveals ‘Trade Secret’

“If investors weren’t so often wrong, we wouldn’t be rich.” – Charlie Munger As long-term subscribers know, I love to attend..

May 7, 2015 @ 2:46 pm with 0 Comments

Will a Weak Economy Derail the Bull Market?

Yesterday, the first-quarter real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate came in at an anemic 0.2%, confirming my view that the economy..

April 30, 2015 @ 11:59 am with 0 Comments


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