Jon Markman

Jon Markman

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Jon Markman is a veteran journalist, investment adviser, trader, author and futurist with over 3 decades of experience, wide-ranging contracts throughout the global investment industry and a passion for quantitative finance. He is the Founder and CEO of Markman Capital Insight, an independent investment research firm focused on taking more and smarter risks in equity, options, and futures trading. He has also served as a Columnist for Forbes and MarketWatch, where he focuses on tech, the global economy, stocks and credit markets. Markman is a pioneer in the development of stock-rating systems and stock screening software and the co-inventor on two Microsoft patents. He was the winner of the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for outstanding financial journalism and the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi award. Previously, he served as an Investment Strategies Columnist at the Los Angeles Times and a Founding Managing Editor at MSN Money.

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • Markman won the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Financial Journalism for his columns exposing mismanagement of the S&P 500 in 2003.

  • He won the Society of Professional Journalists awards for his reporting on Enron and the post-Sept. 11-investment environment.

  • He won the Society of Business Editors & Writers "Best in Business" award for his coverage of the 2008 financial crisis.

  • He 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