Markman Capital Insight

Smart Money Grows Anxious

March 1st, 2015

I checked in with Jason Goepfert to see what the sentiment data is showing about the recent stall in the market, and as usual he had some interesting data to share. Goepfert, who runs Sundial Capital, reports that for the first time since last June, an extreme in the outlook between Smart Money and Dumb Money traders has emerged. Both terms...


Gemini VF1: +2.8% Overnight Gain

February 27th, 2015

Gemini VF1, which trades S&P 500 Volatility Index (VX) futures, recorded a $700 gross profit, or +2.8%, for its $25k model portfolio on Friday morning, Feb. 27. That was a fantastic win because it came on an overnight hold. The VX was shorted at 4:45 pm ET on Thursday and the system took profits on Friday morning. The system...


Welcome to our new home

February 24th, 2015

The website of a financial publishing firm is like a school, store, library and theater all in one. It's a place where you can learn intensively about investing and trading, or just kick back and absorb. I started my first investment newsletter 13 years ago with a small site after my hedge fund was sold, and have done two major updates since. The last...


Twilight of the Petrosaurs

January 29th, 2015

Crude oil fell another 3.5% on Wednesday, matching the lows set earlier this month, and churning up a total slopstorm for the big energy producers. The fossil fuel economy appears to be vaporizing before our eyes.  It was a bad day for the likes of ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX) and ConocoPhillips (COP), as they all...


Change Log

January 9th, 2015

Steering you through the global economic revolution. Discovering the next great growth stock is the dream of every investor. It is a task that requires not just the capacity to study balance sheets and assess management quality, but also many hours of research into social, cultural and technological change. Many, many hours. The research is fun and...