Mark Skousen

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“When the pundits say that gold is dead, it’s time to look for a resurrection.” — Richard Band (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 153) This week, I was cleaning out the garage of my Florida home and discovered a treasure box worth the price of gold. Before telling you more about my discovery, let’s talk […]

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(Editor’s Note: This essay is reprinted from the November 1997 issue of Forecasts & Strategies. It’s a bit dated, but the message is worth repeating.)  As we celebrate Thanksgiving today, I wonder how much we appreciate the blessings of the marketplace — how millions of people work together to make our lives more enjoyable. We often […]

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“Will an unapologetic Trump instead now escalate his slurs, bray at the moon, play out his current angry Ajax role to the bitter end, and thus himself end up a tragic hero — appreciated for past service but deemed too toxic for present company?” — Victor Davis Hanson Earlier this year I sent out a promotion […]

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“Shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties.” — Elon Musk Last Friday, my wife and I attended the annual Baron Investment Conference in New York City. The surprise CEO was none other than Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. Ron Baron is a big fan, and his Baron funds are the largest shareholders. Ron considers […]

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“Those investors who have persisted in the stock market have always been rewarded.” — Jeremy Siegel, “The Wizard of Wharton” Jeremy Siegel deserves the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work, much more so than Ben Bernanke. The sixth edition of his classic book, “Stocks for the Long Run,” has just been released. I’ve been […]

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“What’s the definition of a statesman? A retired politician!” — Thomas B. Reed (Speaker of the House, 1895-1899) One of the biggest complaints about Congress these days is that it is dysfunctional and that Republicans and Democrats don’t work together for the betterment of our country. Is bipartisanship a lost art that we should return to? The […]