Markman Capital Insight

Should You Sell in May, Then Go Away?

May 19th, 2016

We've talked about whether it actually makes sense to dump stocks based on an axiomatic Wall Street rhyme — "sell in May and go away" — and determined that the idea actually has some merit . While stocks don't necessarily go down much from May to October, they also don't go up much. It's kind of a long dead zone on the calendar....

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Instant gratification gets easier

May 18th, 2016

Last week, a small company called Viv introduced artificially intelligent software that the company promises will forever change the way we interact with technology. It’s a big promise, with some formidable obstacles. By now most people have a reasonable understanding of how artificial intelligence works. The big idea is...

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Sell in May and go away?

May 17th, 2016

NOTE:  If you're not getting our timely market updates by email, click here to sign up now.Need to Know NowInvestors are in a gloomy mood today.  Blame the calendar.The two-month stretch of March and April have historically been one of the best in the calendar year for investors, and it certainly worked out this time, with a 6.9% gain...

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May 12th, 2016

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May 12th, 2016

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May 12th, 2016

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April 30th, 2016

Regular readers of my Forbes magazine column, Twitter feed and Yahoo! Finance blog know that I cover a lot more material than I can fit in my subscription newsletters.  That's why I decided to create a special VIP letter -- a quick, private, unvarnished analysis of what's going on in the markets, global economy, technology and culture, along with...

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Amazon Going After Netflix Big Time...

April 21st, 2016

Unless you’ve been holed up in a cabin somewhere binge watching the latest season of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt you’re probably aware Amazon (AMZN) is unbundling its video streaming service from Prime to become a standalone service. In theory this makes it a formidable competitor for Netflix (NFLX) which, by the way, is the producer of Unbreakable...

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