Mark Skousen

Posted July 27, 2015

The U.S. governments Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its latest Gross Output (GO) statistic, a broader measure of U.S. economic activity that I have been advocating for years, and it confirms little or no economic growth in the economy in 2015.

Posted July 20, 2015

I am not a defender of socialism or big government! Paul Krugman

Posted July 14, 2015

Now that Greece officially has defaulted on its 1.6 billion euro ($1.1 billion) debt payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Greek voters voted no to the budget cuts the creditors had demanded in return for additional rescue loans, will Greece be the first country to exit the euro zone?

Posted July 04, 2015

I finally agree with Ben Bernanke, the former Fed chairman, on something. He and I agree that its a big mistake to replace Alexander Hamilton, the father of the nations financial system, on the $10 bill with an unnamed woman.

Posted July 03, 2015

The biggest threat to your portfolio is fear fear of the next bear market that might force you to sell prematurely when a temporary crisis hits.

Posted July 03, 2015

The biggest threat to your portfolio is fear fear of the next bear market that might force you to sell prematurely when a temporary crisis hits.

Posted June 29, 2015

Whenever I speak at the MoneyShows or other investment conferences, I frequently get asked about the tax implications of master limited partnerships, long-term vs. short-term capital gains, etc. Generally speaking, I try not to let taxes affect my investment decisions.

Posted June 22, 2015

The American dream is dead. Donald Trump, 2015

Posted June 12, 2015

The first time I looked at the incredible chart below, I thought of the classic book, Winning the Losers Game by Charles Ellis.

Posted June 06, 2015

On September 14, 2011, I received a little book in the mail called The End of America, in which the author predicted chaos in America within 12 months.

Posted June 02, 2015

At the recent Las Vegas MoneyShow, I gave a talk on Money & Politics: A Washington Insider Reveals the Surprising Secrets of Capitol Hill.

Posted May 27, 2015

The Los Angeles City Council demonstrated its ignorance of Economics 101 when the panel voted last week 12-1 to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 for millions of workers in the countrys second-largest city.

Posted May 17, 2015

Buffett told his adoring audience of more than 30,000 in Omaha that he was bullish on America.

Posted May 02, 2015

The Nasdaq last week finally hit an all-time high, surpassing the 5,000 level achieved 15 years ago in March 2000. It took much longer for the Nasdaq to hit record highs than the Dow or the S&P 500 due to the dot-com frenzy in 2000 that sent the technology-heavy Nasdaq soaring.

Posted April 25, 2015

Im not a great golfer, just more of a hacker and lucky to keep my score under 100 in a round of golf. But I enjoy watching the sport from time to time. I used to sit in the golf seats at the Orlando Magic games in the 1990s, and I met Tiger Woods once.

Posted April 18, 2015

I had the misfortune of spending time in Dallas this past weekend, which meant flying in and out of the infamous Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Can you imagine an airport bigger than the size of Manhattan? Yes, its true 27 acres.

Posted April 17, 2015

Walmart and McDonalds recently have raised wages to $9 an hour or more, substantially higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

Posted April 12, 2015

I have been living in Southern California for the past four months and have witnessed firsthand the results of one of the worst droughts in history. With little rain, California is dependent on reservoirs and out-of-state sources to provide the water needs of California consumers, business and agriculture.

Posted April 11, 2015

When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is. Oscar Wilde

Posted April 04, 2015

We are honored that John Mackey, our co-ambassador to FreedomFest (along with Steve Forbes), has been identified in the latest Fortune magazine as one of the 50 Greatest Leaders in the World.

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