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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 known as "America's Economist," having recently been named one of the top 20 living economists in the world. Dr. Skousen has taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and was recently appointed the first Doti-Spogli Endowed Chair of Free Enterprise at Chapman University in California.  He is the editor of the award-winning investment newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, the author of The Maxims of Wall Street, and has the unique distinction of having worked three careers—working for the government (the CIA), non-profits (president of FEE), and for-profit corporations (consultant to IBM, and producer of FreedomFest).

Mark's Articles

Last week, the federal government released the first-quarter gross output (GO) data, with mixed results. Meanwhile, natural gas distributor The Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) is doing great, up 25% year to date, highlights Mark Skousen, editor of Forecasts & Strategies.
All three stock indexes – the Dow, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq – achieved substantial gains in the first half of 2024, surprising many analysts. I like the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK), notes Mark Skousen, editor of Forecasts & Strategies.
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is proving to be the best company to profit from the new copper bull market, suggests Mark Skousen, economist, global strategist and editor of Forecasts & Strategies.
I just returned from a 10-day Forbes cruise in Asia (Indonesia, Singapore, and Vietnam) and am suffering some jet lag. But I have to ask: Who would have thought that on April 1, 2024, following a two-year, tight-money policy, two major foreign wars, and reckless deficit spending, we would witness new highs in both stocks and gold? I like the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) and Global X Uranium Fund (URA) here, observes 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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