Mark Skousen, Ph. D., 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 is a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He also has been a consultant to IBM, Hutchinson Technology, and other Fortune 500 companies.
Since 1980, Skousen has been editor in chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter. He also is editor of four trading services, Skousen TNT Trader,Skousen Five Star Trader, Skousen Home Run Trader, and Skousen Fast Money Alert.
He is a former analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, a columnist to Forbes magazine (1997-2001), and past president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in New York. He has written articles for The Wall Street Journal, Liberty, Reason, Human Events, the Daily Caller, Christian Science Monitor, and The Journal of Economic Perspectives. He has appeared on ABC News, CNBC Power Lunch, CNN, Fox News, and C-SPAN Book TV. In 2008-09, he was a regular contributor to Larry Kudlow & Co. on CNBC.
His economic bestsellers include “Economics on Trial” (Irwin, 1991), “Puzzles and Paradoxes on Economics” (Edward Elgar, 1997), “The Making of Modern Economics” (M. E. Sharpe, 2001, 2009), “The Big Three in Economics” (M. E. Sharpe, 2007), “EconoPower” (Wiley, 2008), and “Economic Logic” (2000, 2010). In 2009, “The Making of Modern Economics” won the Choice Book Award for Outstanding Academic Title.
His financial bestsellers include “The Complete Guide to Financial Privacy” (Simon & Schuster, 1983), “High Finance on a Low Budget” (Bantam, 1981), co-authored with his wife Jo Ann, “Scrooge Investing” (Little Brown, 1995; McGraw Hill, 1999), and “Investing in One Lesson” (Regnery, 2007).
In honor of his work in economics, finance, and management, Grantham University renamed its business school “The Mark Skousen School of Business.”
Dr. Skousen has lived in eight nations, and has traveled and lectured throughout the United States and 70 countries. He grew up in Portland, Ore. He and his wife, Jo Ann, and five children have lived in Washington, D.C.; Nassau, the Bahamas; London, England; Orlando, Fla.; and New York.
For more information about Mark’s services, go to http://www.markskousen.com/
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Forecasts & Strategies
Dr. Skousen gives you a perspective on the economy and markets you won’t find anywhere else. This insight leads to many unique ideas about how to safely grow your portfolio handsomely, even during down markets, what your portfolio allocation should be across different sectors, and how to keep the bulk of your money safe from the prying hands of the IRS.
Home Run Trader is a fast-paced trading service that seeks to uncover home run trades that pop more than 100% in one week or less. With Mark Skousen’s investment experience and economic background you’ll be on your way to building short-term profits and long-term wealth.
Dr. Skousen has teamed up with veteran trader Mr. Jim Woods to help make the Fast Money Alert trading service even better. Together, Mark and Jim have devised a proprietary combination of indicators that identify rock-solid companies that are seeing both their earnings explode and the value of their shares skyrocket.
Dr. Skousen created this service to provide individual investors the rare opportunity to invest in stocks he hand-selects through a thoroughly tested “five star” criteria system. This system achieves gains 15 times better than the market when back-tested. Five Star Trader offers approximately 26 trades per year, exclusively on stocks that score highly on each of the five criteria in Mark’s system.
TNT Trader is Dr. Skousen’s newest trading service, created to help you make explosive gains from disruptive companies that change how we live our lives – through innovation, like smart phones, or cultural shifts, like marijuana legalization.