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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 currently holds the Benjamin Franklin Chair of Management at Grantham University. He has taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Barnard College, Mercy College, Rollins College and Chapman University. He also has been a consultant to IBM, Hutchinson Technology and other Fortune 500 companies.

How Individual Investors Can Occupy and Profit from Wall Street

I gave my Presidential Fellow address last night at Chapman University to an enthusiastic crowd on the vital subject, “Main Street vs...

April 17, 2014 @ 1:30 pm with 0 Comments

How China Should Prosper in the Years ahead

At the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, Jim Rogers predicted that China would lead the world in the new century and surpass America as the..

April 10, 2014 @ 12:53 pm with 0 Comments

What Financial Guru Jim Rogers Said in Singapore on My Asian Cruise

Yesterday, about 50 of us on the FreedomFest Asian cruise heard famed financial guru Jim Rogers ("The Adventure Capitalist") speak on his..

April 3, 2014 @ 11:30 am with 0 Comments

My Brief Thoughts on Gross Output, Cybersecurity, Private Equity and Education

I am at the Investment U conference in Carlsbad, Calif. (the Hyatt Aviana Resort). Here’s an update on several issues.

March 27, 2014 @ 3:55 pm with 2 Comments

How the Market Bulls Beat the Bears

Historically, stock prices are more likely to rise than to fall, by a two-to-one margin. That’s why I prefer to be on the side of the..

March 20, 2014 @ 8:55 am with 0 Comments

How Gross Output Enhances Measurement of the Economy

I recently attended a special workshop presented by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. This three-hour meeting was all about the new Gross..

March 13, 2014 @ 3:52 pm with 0 Comments

Why the Number of Public Companies is Shrinking

The Wilshire 5000 Stock Index is supposed to be the ultimate measure of the U.S. stock market, but in reality there are now only 3,666..

March 6, 2014 @ 10:48 am with 1 Comment

How to Determine History’s Greatest Economist

I recently finished teaching an economics class at Chapman University in California, where in the final exam, I asked each student to..

February 27, 2014 @ 10:51 am with 2 Comments

Why French President François Hollande Endorsed Say’s Law

On January 14, 2014, President Hollande used Say’s maxim as a guide for the French economy of the future.

February 20, 2014 @ 10:59 am with 0 Comments

My Global Summit in the Tax Haven of the Bahamas

More than 150 attendees gathered at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas for the Global Financial Summit. Our theme this year was “Market..

February 13, 2014 @ 6:55 am with 0 Comments
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