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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—High-Income Alert, Five Star Trader, and Fast Money Alert. He is also 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 is a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He also has been a consultant to IBM, Hutchinson Technology, and other Fortune 500 companies. For more information about Mark’s services, go to http://www.markskousen.com/

GO for the Gold… and the Silver

Renowned economist Dr. Mark Skousen takes a new angle in approaching one of the most key economic factors -- gross domestic product or GDP.

May 19, 2016 @ 9:40 pm with 0 Comments

Does Free College Education have a Place in America?

Economist Dr. Mark Skousen examines possible consequences of having free public college education in the United States.

May 12, 2016 @ 9:00 pm with 0 Comments

These Billionaires Moved Just to Avoid State Income Tax

One big hedge fund manager just moved out of New Jersey and settled in Florida -- and you wouldn't believe how much he's saving in income..

May 5, 2016 @ 8:25 pm with 2 Comments

Welfare Recipients Aren’t Necessarily Lazy, Need Incentive

Economist Mark Skousen explains how welfare dependents may just need the right incentives in order to become productive members of society.

April 28, 2016 @ 7:38 pm with 0 Comments

How New Economic Data Forecasts Recession, but not Bear Market

Economist Dr. Mark Skousen examines and interprets the latest gross output statistic release.

April 21, 2016 @ 9:14 pm with 1 Comment

How to Write a Good Financial Newsletter in a Tough Market

Bad advice and poor picks have wrecked many a financial newsletter. Economist Mark Skousen reminisces on the tips that enabled him to..

April 14, 2016 @ 8:07 pm with 0 Comments

Why the Gold Market Is on Fire

Economist Dr. Mark Skousen gives his takes on the recent rally in gold and where it may go from here.

April 7, 2016 @ 9:07 pm with 0 Comments

How the PATH Act Could Reduce Your Taxes This Year

Economist Dr. Mark Skousen explains the basics of this recent legislation on taxes and what it could do for you.

March 31, 2016 @ 8:26 pm with 1 Comment

Why a VAT Tax is Not Helping the Bahamas’ Economy

Perceived as a paradise by the outside world, economist Mark Skousen found that the value-added tax imposed on the Bahamas has a lot of..

March 24, 2016 @ 8:49 pm with 0 Comments

The Fed, Big Business Are Supporting the Stock Market

The Fed and Big Business are supporting the stock market rally -- and until two important things change, investors won't want to bet..

March 17, 2016 @ 6:09 pm with 0 Comments


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