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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.

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

How Apple’s Success Confirms the Great Man Theory and Say’s Law

The late Steve Jobs, the creative genius behind Apple Inc., is a perfect example of Friedrich Wieser’s great man theory… and of Say’s..

February 12, 2015 @ 2:41 pm with 0 Comments

Why the Latest B2B and GDP Data Are Bullish!

Economic growth cooled to a 2.6% annualized rate, much slower than the 5% rate reported for the third quarter. Why is this news bullish for..

February 5, 2015 @ 2:39 pm with 1 Comment

Why I Hate Taxes and Tax Collectors!

We constantly hear about the need for tax reform but never really get it.

January 29, 2015 @ 1:07 pm with 2 Comments

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


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