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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.

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

Janet Santa is Coming to Town: A Christmas Gift for You

In the face of another crisis on Wall Street, Fed Chair Janet Yellen eased investors’ fears in a news conference, saying that the U.S...

December 18, 2014 @ 2:08 pm with 0 Comments

A 2015 Market Correction Could Be Coming

After five years of double-digit percentage profits on Wall Street, a correction is due, and I would not be surprised to see it happen in..

December 11, 2014 @ 2:46 pm with 0 Comments

Gross Output and Gross Domestic Product Show State of Economy

Gross Output, a broader measure of U.S. economic activity published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, advanced to nearly $30.9 trillion..

December 4, 2014 @ 2:07 pm with 0 Comments

How Argentina Could Improve Its Monetary Policy

“Ni Democracia ni Dictadura” — Graffiti on wall in Rosario, Argentina I spent a week in Rosario, Argentina, attending and..

November 26, 2014 @ 12:54 pm with 0 Comments

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


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