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, 1600 Alert; Five Star Trader; High-Income Alert 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.
Nicholas Vardy has a unique background that has proven his knack for making money in different markets around the world. He is currently Editor of The Global Guru, a free weekly e-newsletter. He also edits the trading services Momentum Trader Alert, which reveals momentum stocks or ETFS just as they’re beginning to take off, and The Alpha Algorithm, which was designed specifically to deliver big, fast triple-digit winners, month after month. He also writes Smart Money Masters, a monthly service focused on consensus plays made by the world’s smartest and most successful investors.
Mr. Vardy has been a regular commentator on CNN International and the Fox Business Network. He has also published articles in The New Republic, The World and I, and The Baker & McKenzie Legal Review. The Global Guru/Nicholas Vardy has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Fox Business News, CBS MarketWatch, Yahoo! Finance and MSN Money Central.
Mr. Vardy graduated from Stanford with a B.A. — with honors and distinction — in both Economics and History, and he also earned an M.A in Modern European Intellectual History. After winning a Fulbright Scholarship, he earned a J.D. degree at Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard International Law Journal.
When not uncovering investment opportunities for his subscribers and investors, Mr. Vardy is a keep-fit enthusiast and an avid student of classical music.
Jim Woods is the Editor of Weekly ETF Report, a free weekly e-newsletter and the newsletter Successful Investing. Jim has covered the economy and stocks for nearly two decades. His varied experience as a financial journalist, stockbroker and money manager provides him with unique insights into the complex world of investing.
He is the co-author of “Billion Dollar Green: Profit from the Eco Revolution.” Jim is a frequent contributor to numerous investing sites, including Traders Reserve, Main Street Investor, Investorplace, StreetAuthority, TradingAuthority and Marketwatch.
Jim holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a former U.S. Army paratrooper. A self-described “radical for capitalism,” he celebrates the virtue of making money from his horse ranch in Southern California. Follow Jim on Twitter: @Woodsish.
For almost a decade, Bryan Perry has brought his expertise on high-yielding investments to his Cash Machine subscribers. Before launching the Cash Machine advisory service, Bryan spent more than 20 years working as a financial adviser for major Wall Street firms, including Bear Stearns, Paine Webber and Lehman Brothers.
Bryan co-hosted weekly financial news shows on the Bloomberg affiliate radio network from 1997 to 1999, and he’s frequently quoted by Forbes,Business Week and CBS’ MarketWatch. He often participates as a guest speaker on numerous investment forums and regional money shows around the nation.
With three decades of experience inside Wall Street, Bryan has proved himself to be an asset to subscribers who are looking to receive a juicy check in the mail each month, quarter or year.
Bryan’s experience has given him a unique approach to high-yield investing: He combines his insights into dividend-paying investments with in-depth fundamental research in order to pick stocks with high dividend yields and capital appreciation potential.
With his reputation for taking complex investment strategies and breaking them down to easy-to-understand advice for investors, Bryan also provides upgrades to Cash Machine called Premium Income, Quick Income Trader, and Instant Income Trader which give subscribers unique ways to generate additional income.
Bob Carlson is editor of the monthly newsletter, Retirement Watch. In it, he provides independent, objective research covering all the financial issues of retirement and retirement planning. Carlson also is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fairfax County Employees’ Retirement System, which has over $2.8 billion in assets, and has served on the board since 1992. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Retirement System, which oversaw $42 billion in assets, from 2001-2005.
He has written numerous other books and reports, including Tax Wise Money Strategies, Retirement Tax Guide, How to Slash Your Mutual Fund Taxes, Bob Carlson’s Estate Planning Files, and 199 Loopholes That Survived Tax Reform. He also has been interviewed by or quoted in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Barron’s, AARP Bulletin, Money, Worth, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, the Washington Post, and many others. He has appeared on national television and on a number of radio programs. He is past editor of Tax Wise Money.
The Washington Post calls Bob’s advice, “smart… savvy… sensible… valuable and imaginative.” He’s been widely quoted in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, CBS MarketWatch.com. SmartMoney.com, Reader’s Digest, Barron’s, AARP Bulletin, Money, Worth …just to name a few. You can also hear Bob as a featured guest on nationally-syndicated radio shows, such as The Retirement Hour, Dateline Washington, Family News in Focus, The Michael Reagan Show, Money Matters and The Stock Doctor.
Carlson is an attorney. He received his J.D. and an M.S. (Accounting) from the University of Virginia and received his B.S. (Financial Management) from Clemson University and passed the CPA Exam. He also is an instrument rated private pilot. He is listed in several recent editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
Mike Turner, editor of both Signal Investor and Quick Hit Trader, and founder of TurnerTrends Tools, made the decision to fire his brokers and financial advisors and do it himself back in 1998. Then, he took his three decades of running advanced software development companies and applied that technical knowledge to the design and development of an entirely new stock analysis system.
Mike’s financial, mathematical, computer science and engineering background serves as the foundation for his disciplined, rules-based approach to trading. He does not rely on instinct, gut-feelings, emotions, analyst opinions or hunches. Mike’s trades are based on solid fundamental, technical and time-cycle based forecasting analytics. Mike’s methodology and software systems are used to scan the universe of stocks and ETFs to find the highest scoring equities that have the greatest probability of success. Mike is a disciplined and formulaic trader and he conveys that approach to his subscribers through his services.
The trade-timing tools Mike has developed cover the gamut of time cycle market forecasting, fundamental analysis and technical trends of stocks, sectors, industries and global markets. He utilizes his proprietary market-timing programs to provide him and his subscribers with trade-sensitive analysis results about when to be in the market and when to be in cash. In his book, 10: The Essential Rules for Beating the Market, Mike describes his rules-based methodology for picking the right stocks at the right time, holding those positions as long as they are making money and timing exactly when to sell to maximize net total return. The objective of Mike’s methodology is to think like a fundamentalist but trade like a technician. His book, published by Wiley and Sons, encapsulates Mike’s fundamental and technical approach to trading.
Mike is the creator of the Bloomberg time-cycle forecasting system that is available to more than 330,000 Bloomberg terminals worldwide. Some of the most prestigious and influential private and governmental financial institutions in the world have used Mike’s proprietary trade-timing technology.
Mike is often quoted in the prestigious Investor’s Business Daily; is an active partner and guest speaker for the CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange); and has been published extensively in Equities Magazine.
Paul Dykewicz is the editor of Eagle Daily Investor and the editorial director of Eagle Financial Publications in Washington, D.C. He writes and edits for the website, as well as edits investment newsletters, time-sensitive trading alerts and other reports published by Eagle. He also is an accomplished, award-winning journalist who has written for Dow Jones, USA Today and other publications, as well as served as business editor of a daily newspaper in Baltimore. Paul received his MBA in finance from Johns Hopkins University, where he was a two-time president of the school’s Finance Club. In addition, Paul has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University. Outside of work, Paul volunteers with a faith-based organization to assist the poor in Southeast Washington, D.C., to learn personal finance skills needed to lift themselves out of debt.
Wayne Ellis has been involved in the financial publishing industry for more than 15 years. During that time, he has helped to edit, to market and to launch products and services for Ernst & Young, LLC, Fidelity Investments, Agora, LLC, and Eagle Financial Publications. He currently puts his broad-based experience and industry expertise to use as a contributing writer for Eagle Financial Publications. He also is a graduate of Arizona State University.
Matthew Moniz is an assistant editor for Eagle Financial Publications. He writes, edits and posts articles for the website, as well as edits and assists in the online distribution of Eagle’s investment newsletters, trading alerts, e-letters and other reports. An alumnus of the University of Notre Dame, Matthew graduated with a B.A. in psychology and English.
Neil George is the former editor of Personal Finance and other investment journals published in the United States, Germany and other nations. Prior to his career in financial media, he worked for more than two decades in six continents in senior positions in investment banking, bond trading, brokerage and asset management companies. His former firms include Merrill Lynch International Bank in Europe, Asia and the Americas, as well as U.S. Bank and Investec PLC. In addition, he worked to build a collection of independent public and private brokerage and fund management companies in Los Angeles and New York. He also serves as an adjunct professor and board member of Webster University’s Walker School of Business and Technology. He has an MBA in international finance from Webster University in Europe and his bachelor’s degree is in economics from Kings College.