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The latest investment strategies and insights from Markman Capital Insight. Helping investors get the most reward from every ounce of risk.  The latest investment strategies and insights from Markman Capital Insight. Helping investors get the most reward from every ounce of risk. 

Toyota Goes All In On Safety

Toyota Goes All In On Safety

One of our core technology obsessions is the rapid development of automated transportation systems -- specifically self-driving or semi-autonomous automobiles. The big players are generating a lot of attention in this area, from the goofy Google(GOOG) cars to the "autopilot" software update by Tesla (TSLA) to the "Project Titan" initiative...

  • April 8th, 2015
Gemini Roars to Big Quarter

Gemini Roars to Big Quarter

While the equity markets have struggled this year, our Gemini futures systems have soared. The systems do not depend on directionality, only volatility, and there has been plenty of that to go around.If you have been disappointed with equity returns the past few years, you owe it yourself to try a futures program. Dozens of our Strategic Advantage members...

  • April 4th, 2015
Is Yahoo! Really Worth Nothing?

Is Yahoo! Really Worth Nothing?

Academics love to say that the market is efficient and reflects all publicly available information with Vulcan-like logic and lack of emotion.Yet any third-grader with experience in a sandbox knows that's not true. Manias, panics, enthusiasm, dejection, envy and regret cloud traders' judgements, and result in persistent mispricing.It looks like some...

  • March 30th, 2015
Can GoPro Get Back its Mojo?

Can GoPro Get Back its Mojo?

In the era of Facebook (FB) triumphalism, action camera innovator GoPro (GPRO) seemed to capture the zeitgeist of social media braggadocio. It's small, powerful video cameras and body mounting accessories enabled everyone to upload clips of their best X-Games inspired stunts and travel experiences. Shares surged from summertime lows near $37.50 to...

  • March 26th, 2015
Darden cooks up new highs

Darden cooks up new highs

While all the focus has been on the Federal Reserve over the past week, and stocks overall have paused for breath, companies like Darden (DRI) are being rewarded for doing the good work of capitalism: Growing, building, expanding, finding efficiencies, and ultimately expanding earnings. A solid quarterly report last week has unleashed a torrent of...

  • March 25th, 2015
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Gemini VF1 Grabs 5.4% Profit

Gemini VF1, which trades the S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) futures, logged a $1,350 gross profit, or +5.4%, for its $25k model portfolio on Wednesday after a fourteen-day trading sequence that involved four contracts.The system is now up $6,500 gross for the year, or 26%. That's more than double its annual subscription fee with...

  • March 19th, 2015
Can Intel Bounce Back?

Can Intel Bounce Back?

The chips are down. Or at least the ones in elder care are. The Philadepihia Semiconductor Index more than doubled from late 2012 to a high earlier this month. It's been a solid, nearly unblemished advance powered by excitement over the internet of things (everyday objects connected digitally) and excitement about a PC upgrade cycle after Microsoft...

  • March 16th, 2015
Transports Slow Down

Transports Slow Down

In the two years between late 2012 and late 2014, transportation stocks -- cargo and people movers like UPS (UPS), Southwest Airlines (LUV), and CSX (CSX) --  were the place the be. TheDow Jones Transportation Average gained nearly 90% in a rise that was as unstoppable as a freight train; more than double the...

  • March 13th, 2015