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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.

Which is Best for Income: Real Estate or Stocks?

Over the years, I’ve met quite a few friends and relatives who need regular income but are afraid of the stock market, especially when it..

August 27, 2015 @ 5:36 pm with 1 Comment

How Can Stocks Tumble When Consumer Spending is Strong?

Like a virus, the consumer spending myth never seems to disappear, even after years of efforts on my part and others' to dispel this myth.

August 20, 2015 @ 9:08 pm with 1 Comment

Is America Becoming a Third World Nation?

One of the biggest problems with Keynesian economics -- named after the 20th century British economist John Maynard Keynes -- is its focus..

August 13, 2015 @ 6:54 pm with 1 Comment

Oil Price Hits Super Bargain — Is Now the Time to Buy?

“Buy when blood is running in the streets.” — Baron Rothschild Oil, along with gold and other commodities, is going through a..

August 6, 2015 @ 7:27 pm with 1 Comment

Gold and Oil Plunge: How Long Can King Dollar Last?

This year’s FreedomFest attracted a large number of financial gurus who use the Austrian economics of Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich..

July 30, 2015 @ 5:45 pm with 0 Comments

Why the Global Economy Isn’t Ready for the Next Recession

Today, the U.S. government’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its latest Gross Output (GO) statistic, a broader measure of U.S...

July 23, 2015 @ 7:37 pm with 0 Comments

Who Won the Krugman-Moore Debate?

It was billed as the Dream Debate of the Century, and it did not disappoint. More than 2,000 people poured into the Celebrity Ballroom at..

July 16, 2015 @ 1:58 pm with 1 Comment

Does Greece Have One of the Most Incompetent Governments Ever?

Now that Greece officially has defaulted on its 1.6 billion euro ($1.1 billion) debt payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and..

July 9, 2015 @ 11:16 am with 0 Comments

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 1 Comment

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


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