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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 ‘One Word’ Will Lead You to Success on Wall Street

Too often investors panic and get so emotional they sell near the bottom of a bear market or get greedy and buy at the top.

April 23, 2015 @ 3:45 pm with 0 Comments

How to Raise the Minimum Wage without Legislation

Walmart and McDonald's recently have raised wages to $9 an hour or more, substantially higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an..

April 16, 2015 @ 2:29 pm with 3 Comments

Are There Better Options than Annuities for Income Investors?

“When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is.” –Oscar Wilde..

April 9, 2015 @ 5:16 pm with 0 Comments

Steve Moore Talks about How to Win the Presidency in 2016, Unions and Money

I spent time last weekend with Steve Moore, the Heritage Foundation’s chief economist and a writer for The Wall Street Journal.

April 2, 2015 @ 10:59 am with 2 Comments

Are We Headed for Another 1937-Style Recession?

Just as the economy was recovering from the Great Depression in the 1930s, suddenly industrial production fell by 32%, unemployment rose to..

March 26, 2015 @ 12:50 pm with 0 Comments

Why Healthcare Investing Will Increase in Importance

Expect more money to be spent to pay for senior citizens' medical expenses, nursing homes, etc.

March 19, 2015 @ 4:00 pm with 0 Comments

How to be the Next Millionaire Next Door

If you want to be wealthy, live below your means.” – Paul Merriman A few days ago, Thomas Stanley, author of “The Millionaire..

March 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am with 3 Comments

High-Dividend-Paying Investments Show Higher Earnings Growth

Against traditional theory, the more a public company pays out in dividends, the more that company's earnings grow.

March 5, 2015 @ 4:12 pm with 1 Comment

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


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