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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.

How Ordinary People Become Millionaires

This week’s Barron’s tells the story of Stephanie Mucha, who at age 97 recently gave away $3 million to charity. Despite never earning..

September 18, 2014 @ 9:17 am with 0 Comments

Bruce Lee vs. Ayn Rand Philosophy: Which is Better for Investors?

"Don't feel, think!" -- Ayn Rand "Don't think, feel!" -- Bruce Lee

September 11, 2014 @ 1:55 pm with 0 Comments

Top Economist Warns of the Welfare State, the Biggest Threat to Prosperity

The opening Mont Pelerin Society (MPS) address by Allan Meltzer, of Carnegie-Mellon University, warned attendees that the welfare system in..

September 4, 2014 @ 4:08 pm with 1 Comment

Take this Simple Test on Investing: Only 34% Got it Right!

In 2008, two economists came up with three simple questions to test the financial knowledge of citizens 55 years or older. See how well you..

August 28, 2014 @ 10:57 am with 2 Comments

Tim Geithner’s Stress Test: Can the Government Do No Wrong?

Most Austrian economists argue that the best response to the 2008 financial crisis was to “do nothing.”

August 21, 2014 @ 3:41 pm with 0 Comments

How Popular is the Libertarian Movement?

The libertarian movement will truly arrive when The New York Times does a serious article on the #1 libertarian think tank (Cato..

August 14, 2014 @ 3:29 pm with 4 Comments

What has Contributed to the Falling Deficit

Deficits have been shrinking since 2009, when we hit the bottom of the Great Recession.

August 7, 2014 @ 3:29 pm with 1 Comment

How the Latest Data Shows Value of Using Gross Output

As a champion of the federal government’s decision to begin reporting the Gross Output (GO) statistic on a quarterly basis earlier this..

July 31, 2014 @ 4:27 pm with 0 Comments

Has President Obama Had Any Impact on the Stock Market’s Success?

I received a note the other day from a social Democrat, who wrote about how Obama's terms have coincided with gains in the stock market.

July 24, 2014 @ 3:08 pm with 0 Comments

How Even Investment Bulls Can Get a Good Idea from the Bears

I am bullish on the stock market, but I heard something from a couple of investment bears at the annual FreedomFest conference last week..

July 17, 2014 @ 3:55 pm with 0 Comments
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