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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.

Has President Obama Had Any Impact on the Stock Market’s Success?

I received a note the other day from a social Democrat, who wrote about how Obama's terms have coincided with gains in the stock market.

July 24, 2014 @ 3:08 pm with 0 Comments

How Even Investment Bulls Can Get a Good Idea from the Bears

I am bullish on the stock market, but I heard something from a couple of investment bears at the annual FreedomFest conference last week..

July 17, 2014 @ 3:55 pm with 0 Comments

How Wall Street is Similar to Las Vegas

Members of the media often portray investing in the stock market as a gamble, like playing roulette, blackjack or poker in Las Vegas. While..

July 10, 2014 @ 11:11 am with 0 Comments

Benjamin Franklin’s Independence Day Warning

What would this founding father extraordinaire, the first scientific American and financial guru say about America on the eve of..

July 3, 2014 @ 1:38 pm with 1 Comment

How Waiting Has Become Such a Large Part of American Culture

Today more than ever, the two most common words I hear are “Please wait.”

June 26, 2014 @ 1:23 pm with 0 Comments

How to Avoid the Most Dangerous Investment Strategy

This big financial operators were betting that last year’s winners would continue to outperform.

June 19, 2014 @ 11:40 am with 1 Comment

Whether Europe’s Bank Rate Cuts are a Good or Bad Thing

The European Central Bank, under Italian banker Mario Draghi, cut its bank deposit rate below zero in an effort to “avert the dangerous..

June 12, 2014 @ 10:09 am with 1 Comment

Business Leader Will Offer Real Solutions to Healthcare, Poverty and Unemployment at FreedomFest

Harris Rosen, CEO and founder of Rosen Resorts & Hotels in Central Florida, is a visionary who has proven that the private sector can solve..

June 5, 2014 @ 1:01 pm with 0 Comments

How You Could Profit from this Asian Bargain

There is one bright light in free-enterprise capitalism: India.

May 29, 2014 @ 2:45 pm with 0 Comments

Why My Favorite ‘Private Equity’ Sector is under Selling Pressure

In the past couple of years, these companies have been popular and beaten the market, as investors searched for higher yields in a..

May 22, 2014 @ 1:03 pm with 0 Comments
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