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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.

Can We Still Make Big Profits in the Stock Market? Yes, We Can!

Since the early 1990s, interest rates have gradually fallen -- but can this last?

February 26, 2015 @ 2:58 pm with 0 Comments

A Simple Solution for Crumbling U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

Right now, there’s a $78 billion shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund that builds and repairs our vast Interstate Highway System. How are..

February 19, 2015 @ 5:13 pm with 1 Comment

How Apple’s Success Confirms the Great Man Theory and Say’s Law

The late Steve Jobs, the creative genius behind Apple Inc., is a perfect example of Friedrich Wieser’s great man theory… and of Say’s..

February 12, 2015 @ 2:41 pm with 0 Comments

Why the Latest B2B and GDP Data Are Bullish!

Economic growth cooled to a 2.6% annualized rate, much slower than the 5% rate reported for the third quarter. Why is this news bullish for..

February 5, 2015 @ 2:39 pm with 1 Comment

Why I Hate Taxes and Tax Collectors!

We constantly hear about the need for tax reform but never really get it.

January 29, 2015 @ 1:07 pm with 2 Comments

This Statistic Can GO Faster than GDP

Gross Output (GO), a broadened measure of U.S. economic activity published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), grew to nearly $31.3..

January 22, 2015 @ 5:10 pm with 0 Comments

Breaking Down the Real Movers of the Economy

Like a bad penny, one particular economic fallacy keeps coming back.

January 15, 2015 @ 4:37 pm with 0 Comments

This is the World’s Most Dangerous Tax

Thomas Piketty argues that the gap between rich and poor is getting so bad that it will destroy “democratic capitalism.” He recommends..

January 8, 2015 @ 5:15 pm with 1 Comment

You Won’t Believe This Incredible Economic Prediction for 2015

Joel Stern, professor of finance at Columbia, Carnegie-Mellon, the University of Cape Town and three other major universities, shocked our..

December 31, 2014 @ 12:50 pm with 0 Comments

Another First on CNBC, Thanks to Rick Santelli

Rick Santelli, CNBC’s commentator on interest rates, is the father of the “tea party” after his rant in 2009 against the..

December 24, 2014 @ 2:12 pm with 1 Comment


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