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What’s the Big Idea?


“In the last 30 years, the reliability of empirical work and estimations has risen dramatically. Which is good. But few new important ideas have really been generated.” — Tyler Cowen (George Mason University) Earlier this month, the American Economic Association (AEA) had its annual meeting in New Orleans. Normally, I go to the AEA meetings, but not […]

Indiana Jones (A.K.A. Mark Skousen) Enters the Temple of Doom and Gloom!


Indiana Jones (A.K.A. Mark Skousen) Enters the Temple of Doom and Gloom!    By Mark Skousen   “If you want to be a good archeologist, you gotta get out of the library!” – Indiana Jones’s advice to students   As many of you know, in addition to writing my investment newsletter, I have been a part-time […]

My 37-year-old Prediction Finally Comes True!


“A wise trader never ceases to study general conditions.” — Jesse Livermore (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 64) “The trend is your friend until the bend is at the end.” — Jurt Merkel (p. 112)  In recent months at my home in Florida, I was going through some old editions of my newsletter, “Forecasts & Strategies,” and […]

How My Book Converted Marxists — And Was Banned on Campus


“How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.” — Henry David Thoreau, Walden I’m sure many of you received a book or two for Christmas. Maybe some of you gave away a copy of one of my books. I’m most proud of “The Making of Modern Economics,” […]

Remember the Notorious Chapter 11 of ‘Think and Grow Rich’?


************************************* Hi, Grant Linhares here, the Trading Services Director for Mark Skousen. I just have a quick reminder that you are in good hands with Dr. Skousen — especially in this volatile market. I would also like to remind you that “Winner’s Circle,” a lifetime bundle of all of Mark’s services, is now open. This […]

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The Fed Disaster Plan — How Bad Can it Get?


 “There’s always a bigger junkyard dog.” — Dennis Gartman (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 84) Earlier this year I warned my subscribers about the Biden Disaster Plan – which was to push through massive deficit spending, causing prices to rise to their fastest level in 40 years. Then, I alerted subscribers to the Trump Disaster […]

Take Warning: Time to Adopt $crooge’s Three Rules


“Save your money, nephew! Pennies saved today are dollars in your pocket tomorrow!” — Uncle Scrooge McDuck One of the grand traditions during the Christmas holidays is to read Charles Dickens’ short story “A Christmas Carol,” or watch one of the many film productions about the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who turned his life around and became a generous soul on Christmas Day. Now […]

Why Gold and Silver Are Poised to Take Off… Plus a Treasure Box Found in my Garage!


“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 […]

Gratitude for a Day


(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 […]

The Trump Disaster Plan


“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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