Jon D. Markman is the editor of the Tech Trend Trader, Pivotal Point Trader and Power Elite equity research services at Weiss. He also publishes two options trading services and two futures trading services at his own research firm, Markman Capital Insight, in Seattle.
Markman leverages three decades of experience, wide-ranging contacts throughout the global investment industry, a passion for quantitative finance and an eye for value that is informed by voracious, eclectic reading. A pioneer in the development of stock screening software, Markman is co-inventor on two Microsoft patents, the creator of the popular StockScouter equity rating service at MSN Money, and author of the best-selling books “New Day Trader’s Advantage,” “Swing Trading,” “Online Investing” and “Reminiscences of a Stock Operator: Annotated Edition.”
He was portfolio manager and senior investment strategist at a stat-arb hedge fund from 2002 to 2005; managing editor and columnist at CNBC on MSN Money from 1997 to 2002; and a news editor, investments columnist and investigative reporter at the Los Angeles Times from 1984 to 1997. He is currently the Tech Intelligence columnist at Forbes and a featured contributor to MarketWatch and Yahoo! Finance.
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; 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 1994 for the Northridge earthquake.
A graduate of Duke University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Markman speaks frequently on investment topics at conferences nationwide as well as on TV and radio. He lives in Seattle with his wife of 35 years, plays tennis and golf regularly, commutes on an electric motorcycle, and loves to travel with their two grown children around the world when time emerges in their crazy schedules.