Markman Capital Insight

Learn to Harness Risk

Successful trading is about more than just having the right idea at the right time. Investors need a complete understanding of the tools available to accomplish their goals, and how to use them in an efficient way. Check out our videos, podcasts and blog posts to learn how to trade the stocks, options and futures recommendations in our newsletters like a pro.

Stocks
Stocks recommended in our letters can be traded at any full service or online brokerage. These videos show step-by-step trade instructions with examples from letters. Blog posts explain how recent trades were set up and played out. The podcasts provide audio updates on recent plays. 
Make Food Stocks a Portfolio Staple

There are few things more essential than food and drink, so in tough times, keep it simple and buy what everyone needs, says Jon Markman.

Oil industry under siege

To get our regular email updates, simply click here.Things are going to get a lot tougher for the embattled fossil fuels industry. That’s according to a new Bloomberg research piece predicting a slow, inevitable death. To be sure, fossil fuels have been under siege for a while. The politics of climate change coupled with spills, fires, explosions...

Markman in a Minute
Weekly review/outlook for the US stock market.
Options

Options recommended in our letters can be traded at any brokerage. Specify in the application that you plan to buy "naked" calls and puts, which are options in which you do not own the underlying stocks.

Dead-On Dendreon

Jon Markman was rightfully wary of the FDA decision on Provenge. An options trade could have prevented today's shareholder misery.

SPDR Industrials calls up 31%

We just completed a successful trade in SPDR Industrials October $54 calls. XLI is an exchange traded fund comprised of all the industrial companies in the S&P 500. Top holdings include General Electric (GE), 3M (MMM), Union Pacific (UNP), Boeing (HON), Honeywell (HON) and Caterpillar (CAT). The fund had flattened out for the two weeks prior...

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Hear podcasts from Jon Markman on SoundCloud.
Futures

Members can either trade our recommendations at online futures brokerages themselves or assign the trades to a professional broker in an "auto-trading" arrangement. Click here to learn more about our auto-trading partners.

Setting "Limit on Close" Orders

Learn a handful of unique but simple techniques from our MCI Tradecraft series. One of the most common is setting "limit on close" orders.

Introducing Magnitude VX

A few days ago, we announced a change to futures system subscriptions at Markman Capital Insight. Now I would like to take a moment to explain the change in more detail.The new system generating buy and sell decisions is called Magnitude. Its origins are in earthquake science, and it leverages advanced mathematics and behavioral finance principles...

Markman in a Minute
Markman in a Minute podcasts featured on SoundCloud.