Mark Skousen, Ph. D., is a professional economist, investment expert, university professor, columnist to Forbes magazine 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.
Skousen has been editor in chief of Forecasts & Strategies since 1980. He also currently edits several additional trading services. Mark is a former analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, (1997-2001), and past president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in New York.
In honor of his work in economics, finance and management, Grantham University renamed its business school, “The Mark Skousen School of Business.” Read more about Mark Skousen.
Jim Woods is a 20-plus-year veteran of the markets with varied experience as a broker, hedge fund trader, financial writer, author and newsletter editor. Jim holds a BA in philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a former U.S. Army paratrooper.
Jim formerly worked with Investor’s Business Daily founder William J. O’Neil, helping to author training courses in the CANSLIM stock-picking methodology. The independent firm TipRanks rates Jim the No. 3 financial blogger in the world (out of more than 6,000).
He is known in professional and personal circles as “The Renaissance Man,” because his expertise includes such varied fields as composing and performing music; Western horsemanship, combat marksmanship, martial arts, auto racing and bodybuilding. Read more about Jim Woods.
For over 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 over 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 potential capital appreciation. Read more about Bryan Perry.
Hilary Kramer is an investment analyst and portfolio manager with 30 years of experience on Wall Street.
Ms. Kramer was an analyst and investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. Ms. Kramer founded and ran a long-short hedge fund and has been chief investment officer overseeing debt and equity portfolios. Since 2010, Ms. Kramer’s financial publications have provided stock analysis and investment advice to her subscribers.
Ms. Kramer received her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her BA with honors from Wellesley College. A frequent guest commentator on CNBC, CBS, Fox News and Bloomberg to provide investment insight and economic analysis, Ms. Kramer is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Bloomberg, and Reuters.
Ms. Kramer, a Certified Fraud Examiner, has also testified as an expert in investment suitability, risk management, compliance, executive compensation, and corporate governance. Ms. Kramer also has provided testimony regarding investment policy to the U.S. Senate and is a frequent speaker on the markets, portfolio management and securities fraud and compliance. Read more about Hilary Kramer.
Jon holds Business and Law degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and has practiced in commercial litigation and oil and gas law, arguing before the Texas Supreme Court and the US Fifth District Court of Appeals.
Jon became very interested in investing and entrepreneurship during his law career He became an investor in several small businesses and today owns and helps operate private companies. After educating himself in investing and trading by reading everything he could find, Jon developed his own trading and investing style. He leveraged his investing insights and strategy into providing investing and education services to clients and then offering his insights through Investment House.
Jon has been a guest on CNBC-TV, Bloomberg TV, Houston’s 650 Business Radio. His newsletters have been featured in various financial articles, including articles in the Washington Post, Chicago Sun, The Wall Street Journal’s Smart Money Magazine, Bloomberg, Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine, Houston Chronicle, Business Week, Money Magazine and other news magazines. Read more about Jon Johnson.