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Mark Skousen

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“Never fight the Fed.” — Marty Zweig “Don’t fight the Fed — fear the Fed.” — Michael Sincere (MarketWatch) The markets — stocks, tech, bitcoin, gold and even uranium — rallied after Fed Chairman Jay Powell maintained his stance to cut interest rates three times in 2024 once inflation has subdued. Since price inflation is staying stubbornly high at […]

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“Never bet on the end of the world. It only comes once, which is pretty long odds.” — Arthur Cashin, New York Stock Exchange Floor Manager (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 110) Since Joe Biden gave his State of the Union (or shall we say “Disunion”) speech last week, I’ve encountered a plethora of negative […]

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“A wise trader never ceases to study general conditions.” — Jesse Livermore, “Speculator-King” (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 64) “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” — Mae West We’ve just witnessed one of the most successful money-making opportunities in our lifetimes in 2023-24, with record gains in stocks (due to the tech […]

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“When I die, there are two people I want to meet, and one of them is Cleon Skousen. Have you ever read a book that literally changed the course of your thinking and your life? God bless Cleon Skousen for his untiring efforts to bring Constitutional principles back to this promised land.” —Glenn Beck  Happy […]

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“Government is not reason, it’s not eloquence, it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” — George Washington (attributed) Happy birthday, George Washington! It’s not often that a chart sends out a shocking message. This one does: The Ideal Inflation Hedge: Stocks, Gold, Real Estate or… Bitcoin? Over the […]

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“The power to tax involves the power to destroy.” —Chief Justice John Marshall Recently, Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk was asked about the movement to tax the super rich, who are not paying their “fair share.” Here was his astonishing reply: “It does not make sense to take the job of capital allocation away […]