Markman Capital Insight

Mastercard Evades Enemies

December 29th, 2019

By Jon D. MarkmanPresident Trump says that trade wars are easy to win. It depends on the definition of winning.The Chinese government announced recently that state agencies must begin replacing foreign-made PCs and software, according to a report from the Financial Times.While this may not seem like a big deal, the directive is expected...

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Profit from the AI Hiring Boom

December 29th, 2019

By Jon D. MarkmanHiring is booming, and a specific skill set is really in demand.Hiring for artificial intelligence specialists surged 74% during the past four years, according to LinkedIn, a career social media site. The trend is clearly accelerating, with more positions for job seekers and rising wages.Investors should follow the money, too....

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Outwit the Surveillance State

December 29th, 2019

By Jon D MarkmanSmartphones and the applications we use are tracking our every movement. It’s part of what some derisively call surveillance capitalism.Using a leaked database and cell tower pings, reporters at the New York Times were able to track a Secret Service agent attached to President Trump’s security detail.Politicians and privacy...

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Overwatch Results Update

February 4th, 2018

Results of our Overwatch program in Strategic Advantage.Starts with $100,000 on June 28, 2017. Each new recommendation uses 25% of the portfolio.This means that results are compounded. Results are gross of brokerage commissions.

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Cool tech IPOs finally emerge after drought

February 21st, 2017

It has become a cliché. If your business is not scarfing up new technology, it’s being devoured by it. Given the choice, companies are choosing to eat. With more than $3.6 trillion in deals announced, Reuters reports 2016 was the third largest on record for mergers and acquisitions. This sets up logical winners. And...

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Turning back the clock on aging

January 19th, 2017

It’s mind bending. Scientists believe it is now possible to wind back the biological clock. Aging would not only stop. It would reverse.In mid-December, researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California published a ground breaking study in the medical journal, Cell. Using genetic modification, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte,...

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Artificial Intelligence is Coming for Your Job

January 5th, 2017

Artificial intelligence is a killer application. The very idea of technology learning at an exponential rate boggles the mind. Software developers are giddy to unleash its potential. Society should brace for impact. We used to laugh at AI software. Remember the DARPA robots supposedly coded to walk-up stairs or turn doorknobs? Or...

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Electric Vehicles Now Menace Oil Biz

December 21st, 2016

The car business is about to take us all on a wild ride. Autonomous vehicles will challenge industry business models. Electric propulsion will challenge the global economy. This month, Toyota joined Daimler, Volkswagen, General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) in making a major longer-term commitment to electric vehicles. Big automakers...

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