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.

Articles

Video chip juggernaut Ambarella (AMBA) closed above $100 for the first time last week, which is not bad for a stock that started the year at $50, and which I first recommended to New Tech...
It’s pretty clear when a trend has matured. You hear about it on the sidelines of kids’ sports events, at worship services and at cocktail parties. What started as self-funded ventures or...
In my five-and-a-half decades of life on Earth, the most profound technology changes have been personal computing, digital networking and the rise of mobile communications. I suspect that one of...
Everyone of a certain age remembers AOL (AOL) for the ubiquitous CDs the company sent out to encourage people to go online in the 1990s. And most of the news stories last week focused on the...
About two months ago, when crude oil prices were crashing, the airwaves were filled with trend-followers’ predictions that the price was headed for $20 a barrel. As soon as that became the...
One of Wall Street’s best known adages is the old “sell in May and go away” seasonal trick. The idea is that the six months starting in May — including the normally listless summer months — are ...
The slowdown in retail sales growth has been a big surprise this spring, as lower gasoline pump prices were expected to boost spending. What’s going on? Analysts at TIS Group have a fascinating...
Unless you’ve been hiding under the sofa over the past week, it’s been impossible to miss the hard launch of the new smartwatch from Apple (AAPL). It was discussed nearly non-stop on CNBC....
You may have heard that California is experiencing an historic drought — the worst in 200 years by some measures. While this might seem like a problem isolated to lawns and swimming pools in the...
Academics love to say that the market is efficient and reflects all publically available information with Vulcan-like logic and lack of emotion. Yet any third-grader with experience in a sandbox...

About the Editor

Jon D. Markman and team are winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the Gerald Loeb Award. He helped introduce Microsoft’s StockScouter, the world’s first online stock-screening system. And in the early 2010s, Jon correctly predicted the four major tech megatrends — mobile computing, big data, AI and AVs — that now dominate the world.

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