Pivotal Point

Turning points in history and in the markets can help you transform small grubstakes into not-so-small fortunes. Or they can trip up your finances for months, even years. This free e-letter will not only keep you one step ahead of the news, but it will also help you identify the pivotal point in time when a major turn is near.


The medical world is on the precipice of the biggest innovation cycle in decades. This is what it means for investors.
Television is about to change, and investors should get ready.
Smartphones are still useless in the most remote areas. Satellite communication is finally ready to fill the void.
Global finance is interconnected. That’s a big problem for investors all over.
Virtual reality is finally ready for the masses, but the masses are still not ready for VR following years of bad PR.
Deepfake are a videos that have a digitally inserted likeness of a famous person to deceive the viewer. Alphabet may have a solution.
Analysts and investors seem to believe that online advertising has peaked. That is not the case.
Investors have mostly looked past automotive industry challenges. That may be changing, with big implications for the shares of the largest car resellers.
Most consumers limit themselves to 3 paid subscriptions, so online streaming services aim to generate more revenue via digital advertising.
Its largest customers want custom chips, and they are increasingly finding them elsewhere.

About the Editor

Jon D. Markman is winner of the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for outstanding financial journalism and the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi award. He was also on Los Angeles Times staffs that won Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of the 1992 L.A. riots and the 1994 Northridge earthquake. He invented Microsoft’s StockScouter, the world’s first online app for analyzing and picking stocks.

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