About Markman Capital Insight
Markman Capital Insight is an independent investment research firm focused on helping individuals and institutions take more and smarter risks in equity, options and futures trading.
Founder and chief executive Jon D. Markman and his team leverage three decades of trading and portfolio management practice, software industry work, and business journalism experience to provide easy-to-read daily and weekly newsletters that educate, entertain and enrich customers who seek to sidestep the overpriced pros on Wall Street and economically manage their own portfolios for retirement in the future and speculation now.
Markman and his team believe that ordinary people from all walks of life can learn to turn both bear and bull markets to their advantage by learning to time and exploit the ebbs and flows of market sentiment, global finance, commodity scarcity, corporate earnings and technological developments....Read more
Our customers include teachers, veterans, attorneys, farmers, business owners, athletes, portfolio management pros and even investment industry lifers who have two things in common: Self reliance and self confidence.
A pioneer in the development of stock-rating systems and stock screening software, Markman is co-inventor on two Microsoft patents and author of the best-selling books "Online Investing," ( 1999 and 2001 ); “Swing Trading” ( 2003 ); "New Day Trader’s Advantage" ( 2008 ); "Reminiscences of a Stock Operator: Annotated Edition" ( 2009 ); and “Fast Forward Investing” ( 2018 ).
He was portfolio manager and senior investment strategist at a statistical arbitrage hedge fund from 2002 to 2005; managing editor and columnist at CNBC on MSN Money from 1997 to 2002; a news editor, investments columnist and investigative reporter at the Los Angeles Times from 1984 to 1997; and a tech columnist at Forbes from 2014 to present.
Markman won the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Financial Journalism for his columns exposing mismanagement of the S&P 500 in 2003; Society of Professional Journalists awards for his reporting on Enron and the post-Sept. 11-investment environment; a Society of Business Editors & Writers "Best in Business" award for his coverage of the 2008 financial crisis; and was a news editor on Los Angeles Times staffs that won Pulitzer Prizes for spot-news reporting in 1992 for the Rodney King riots and in 1994 for the Northridge earthquake. A graduate of Duke University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, he speaks frequently on investment topics at conferences worldwide as well as on TV and in podcasts.
In his personal life, Markman is an avid tennis player and golfer, the father of two; and in 1990 was the first American competitor in the Raid Gauloises multi-day adventure race, which was a precursor to the “Eco-Challenge” and the TV series “Survivor.”Read less
A pioneer in the development of stock-rating systems and screening software
Leveraging three decades of experience, wide-ranging contacts throughout the global investment industry, a passion for quantitative finance and an eye for value, Jon is the principal author of our equities and options research services and editor of our futures services.
Markman won the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Financial Journalism for his columns exposing mismanagement of the S&P 500 in 2002
Society of Professional Journalists awards for his 2001 reporting on Enron and the post-Sept. 11-investment environment
Won in 2007 for explaining the global roots and pathways of the Great Financial Crisis.
Co-author of two US patents awarded to Microsoft for Investment Management Software.
Awarded for the Rodney King Riots Coverage at the LA Times.
Awarded for the coverage of Northridge Earthquake Coverage.
Meet Our COO
We create paradigm shifting technogies and market building companies worldwide
Serving as chief operations officer is Jon’s son, Joe, an accomplished entrepreneur who specializes in on-line marketing and systematic management. Joe started his first successful business in high school after learning to turn his passion for scuba diving into a shoreline restoration service in Seattle. For the next six years, he hired dozens of divers every spring and trained them to remove invasive species of plants to improve lakeside waterfronts and the health of the region’s underwater ecology.
Working out of a warehouse in the industrial Georgetown section of the city, Joe developed unique ways to market his services to a wealthy and demanding clientele via radio and social media advertising.
Joe sold his company to a firm associated with a national waste-management company after moving to Austin, Texas, and now brings his considerable organization and marketing skills to Markman Capital Insight. ...Read more
A graduate of the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business, he is responsible for the MCI customer experience as well as sales, operations and staff management. In his spare time, Joe can be found smoking meats in his backyard, working out with his wife (a fitness competitor and start-up operations specialist), managing his rental properties or practicing archery. Read less
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