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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.

Why Gold and Silver Dollar Coins Maintain Value

The U.S. Mint announced that it had temporarily run out of 2014 American eagle silver dollars. At $16 an ounce, investors were buying them..

November 20, 2014 @ 3:21 pm with 1 Comment

Wizard of Wharton Predicts Permanently Low Rates, A Continuation of the Bull Market

Last week on Veteran’s Day, I had breakfast at the magnificent old Union League of Philadelphia with Jeremy Siegel, the University of..

November 13, 2014 @ 4:57 pm with 0 Comments

Will the Elections Make Any Difference?

Now that the Republicans have taken over Capitol Hill, can they make any difference? Gridlock is expected for the next two years.

November 6, 2014 @ 2:27 pm with 1 Comment

Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan Makes Startling Admission

I had lunch with former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan during the New Orleans Investment Conference.

October 30, 2014 @ 2:55 pm with 2 Comments

Whether the United States Should Adopt the European Model, According to Paul Krugman

I recently saw Paul Krugman speak at Westchester Community College, where he made several controversial statements.

October 23, 2014 @ 4:18 pm with 0 Comments

The Forbes 400: Is the American Dream Still Alive?

Next year, our theme at FreedomFest is “Can We Restore the American Dream?” We’ve already received a strong response.

October 16, 2014 @ 1:33 pm with 0 Comments

The Greatest Triumph in Austrian Economics Since Hayek Won the Nobel Prize

I attended a celebration last week at George Mason University, where more than 300 economists and political thinkers gathered to celebrate..

October 9, 2014 @ 2:45 pm with 0 Comments

Derek Jeter, Steve Forbes and Me: Gaining an Unforgettable Lesson

I can relate to Derek Jeter. Over the long run, I have delivered a winning formula for financial success.

October 2, 2014 @ 12:17 pm with 0 Comments

Get Ready for the Big Krugman-Moore Debate!

I have just confirmed the Dream Debate of the Century at FreedomFest: Paul Krugman has agreed to debate the Heritage Foundation’s chief..

September 25, 2014 @ 2:44 pm with 1 Comment

How Ordinary People Become Millionaires

This week’s Barron’s tells the story of Stephanie Mucha, who at age 97 recently gave away $3 million to charity. Despite never earning..

September 18, 2014 @ 9:17 am with 0 Comments
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