Speaker Details


Mark Skousen, PhD, was recently named one of the top 20 living economists in the world (www.superscholar.org). He has been a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University in California since 2014, and has the unique distinction of having worked for the government (CIA), non-profits (president of FEE), and several for-profit companies. In 2004-05, Dr. Skousen taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and Columbia University. Since 1980, he has been editor-in-chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter (www.markskousen.com). Dr. Skousen was an analyst for the CIA, a columnist for Forbes magazine, chairman of Investment U, and past president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in New York. He is the editor of his own Web site, www.markskousen.com, and is the producer of FreedomFest, "the world's largest gathering of free minds," which meets every July in Las Vegas (www.freedomfest.com). Dr. Skousen has written for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Christian Science Monitor, and has made regular appearances on CNBC's Kudlow & Co., and C-SPAN Book TV. His bestsellers include The Making of Modern Economics, Investing in One Lesson, and The Maxims of Wall Street. In 2006, Dr. Skousen compiled and edited The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin (Regnery). His latest book is A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economics for Investors. In honor of Dr. Skousen's work in economics, finance, and management, Grantham University renamed its business school The Mark Skousen School of Business. Based on his 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.

Content from Mark Skousen

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Brinker: EAT at Chili's

As stocks climb higher, it becomes tougher to find great values in the market. But it certainly is not impossible. The S&P 500 now sells for 25 times prospective earnings. Historically speaking, t…

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Franco-Nevada: Skousen's Only Buy in Gold

Franco-Nevada Corp. (FNV) is the only stock I recommend for the long term in the precious metals field. Unlike most mining companies, it has a good upward trend, notes Mark Skousen, editor of For…

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Lazard: An "Exceptionally Cheap" Stock

Lazard Ltd. (LAZ) is a mid-sized, but highly profitable, financial advisory, asset manager and investment bank serving primarily institutional clients, asserts growth and income expert Mark Skousen, e…

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Tronox: Rebuilding Texas and Florida

President Trump has promised aggressive action to rebuild Texas and Florida after two devastating hurricanes hit these states; many companies will benefit from the rebuilding process, suggests Mark Sk…

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Rare Earth: A Play on Strategic Metals

Gold prices have been on a tear lately, and the safe-haven metal has attracted a lot of attention, note Mark Skousen and co-editor Jim Woods in their Fast Money Alert. Get Top Pros' Top Picks, Mon…

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Apollo Global's Contrarian Value Approach

I also have a new recommendation for you: Apollo Global Management (APO), a leading private equity firm founded 26 years ago by Drexel Burnham executive Leon Black, explains growth and income expert M…

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Omega Healthcare: A REIT for Growth & Income

We are always looking for super profitable companies that are growing but aren’t too expensive. One of my favorite industries offering growth and income is in healthcare, asserts Mark Skousen, e…

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Low-Risk Way Bet on the Marijuana

One of the most exciting new trends is the legalization of marijuana use in various states. Almost 30 states have legalized weed and a dozen more are considering it, asserts Mark Skousen, editor of Fo…