Markman Capital Insight

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...

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Gold Calls Shine

January 28th, 2015

Tactical Options recorded an excellent win when the price of gold shot higher.The system's iShares Gold Trust February $11 calls had been bought at 80 cents. They were sold for a 56.25% gain.Sometimes all that glitters really is gold.

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MUSA Gasses Up

January 10th, 2015

Shares of companies specializing in refining gasoline and selling it via gas stations have proven to be one of the best ways to profit by the plunge in crude oil prices. Gasoline retailers earn their widest profit margins when they can buy crude oil, their main raw material, as cheaply as possible. The development is quite interesting because over...

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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...

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Gemini SGX nails 1.6% profit

January 6th, 2015

Our futures program Gemini SGX completed its eighth trade sequence of the year on Wednesday, winning a 1.6% gain for its model $25k portfolio by shorting the Russell 2000 E-minis overnight with a single contract. The system is now up 59.4% this year net of subscription fee and commissions, vs. the 1% gain of the underlying Russell 2000. Past returns...

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SPDR Industrials calls up 31%

January 6th, 2015

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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RF Micro Devices calls up 44%

January 6th, 2015

We just completed a successful trade on RF Micro Devices October $12 calls. RFMD is a $3.5 billion company that has been one of the stronger tech stocks of the year for good reason: It is one of the top manufacturers of the radio frequency components that are an essential component of mobile devices.Earlier this year, it announced a "merger...

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Alcoa calls up 40%

January 6th, 2015

We had a successful play on Alcoa October $16 calls this week. Alcoa is a $19.5 billion aluminum miner and producer based in Pittsburgh. It went through some hard times earlier in the decade but has come out very nicely on the other side in synch with improvements in end markets such as automobile, airplane manufacturing and commercial real estate development.Shares...

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