Mark Skousen


Forecasts & Strategies

  • Editor of Forecasts & Strategies for Over 40 Years
  • Author of More Than 25 Books
  • On the 20 Most Influential Living Economists List

About Mark

Mark Skousen is a financial economist, university professor, and author of over 25 books. Dr. Skousen was recently listed as one of the top 20 living economists in the world and is known as "America's Economist." In 2018, Steve Forbes presented him with the Triple Crown in Economics for his work in theory, history, and education. Dr. Skousen is a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University in California, where he received the "My Favorite Professor Award" in 2019. He has worked for the government (CIA), non-profits (president of FEE), and runs FreedomFest, "the world's largest gathering of free minds," every July. He has also taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and Columbia University. Since 1980, Dr. Skousen has been editor-in-chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter (www.markskousen.com). His other products include Five Star Trader, Fast Money Alert, Home Run Trader and TNT Trader. Dr. Skousen's bestsellers includeThe Making of Modern Economics, Investing in One Lesson, and The Maxims of Wall Street. Based on Dr. Skousen's work,The Structure of Production (NYU Press, 1990), the federal government began publishing in Spring 2014 a broader, more accurate measure of the economy, Gross Output (GO), every quarter along with GDP.

Mark's Articles

Based in Tokyo, Toyota (TM) is the world’s largest car company by total sales volume, observes Mark Skousen, a leading growth expert and editor of Home Run Trader.
I recently gave the opening lecture at Hillsdale College on “The Genius of Adam Smith” as part of a “Great Economists” conference. But it was the final speaker who created the most controversy – and it prompted some thoughts on the Federal Reserve’s “soft landing” thesis, explains Mark Skousen, editor of Forecasts & Strategies.
Will the war between Israel and Hamas spread? If it does, that would cause oil prices to spike. But our “Flying Five” stocks are positioned to do well in the face of rising world conflict. The list includes Caterpillar (CAT), the construction giant, recounts Mark Skousen, editor of Forecasts & Strategies.
Wall Street faces a conundrum: An aggressive fiscal policy with growing trillion-dollar deficits by Congress in the face of a tight monetary policy by the Federal Reserve. The result has been both stubborn inflationary pressures and the threat of a recession. But our commodity stocks are all showing strength, including uranium producer Energy Fuels Inc. (UUUU), notes Mark Skousen, editor of Forecasts & Strategies.

Mark's Videos

In this Eagle Financial Publications panel, Eagle's experts will discuss the key aspects needed to bring the bull market back... and what sectors will soar. Moderated by Roger Michalski. Panelists include Dr. Mark Skousen, Bryan Perry and Jim Woods.

The strong dollar and competition from bitcoin has caused a unique opportunity to buy the fastest growth gold miner in the world. It has 39% profit margin, doubled its dividend, and produced over one million ounces of gold last year.
Many investors are rethinking the role global stocks play in their portfolio. But few realize just how much opportunity there is beyond our borders and what missing it will mean for their money. Join us as this panel of experts discusses how and where to find the best global market opportunities.
Even though the two major parties have stark differences in their policies, no matter who runs the federal government, they will face serious challenges—bailing out major industries, state and local governments, and out-of-control spending at the federal level. In this important session, Dr. Mark Skousen will assess the K-style economy, revealing what industries will do well and what markets won't. He will recommend five investment opportunities in technology and mining stocks, the two areas he feels have the most potentially explosive gains.

Mark's Books

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The Maxims of Wall Street

For nearly 30 years, financial economist and investment writer Mark Skousen has been collecting all the old wise adages, proverbs, and legends on Wall Street, based on in-depth interviews with old timers, reading rare financial books, and his own experiences in the financial markets. He has been the writer of Forecasts &amp; Strategies since 1980.</p
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Economic Logic

In Economic Logic, Mark Skousen offers a step-by-step approach to economics showing how microeconomics and macroeconomics are logically linked together. The fully revised fifth edition introduces a major breakthrough in macroeconomics: a "top line" in national income accounting called Gross Output. Also included: a powerful four-stage universal model of the economy, a new "growth" diagram, a new diagram of the optimal size of government, and new alternatives to the standard&
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The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers

This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the major economic philosophers of the past 225 years begins with Adam Smith and continues through the present day. The text examines the contributions made by each individual to our understanding of the role of the economist, the science of economics, and economic theory. Boxes in each chapter highlight li

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Forecasts & Strategies

Forecasts & Strategies is Dr. Mark Skousen's monthly advisory service. For 40+ years now, it's shared his market perspective, unique insights, profitable recommendations and money-protecting strategies.

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