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Jon D. Markman directs MCI from our offices in Seattle, Washington. Leveraging three decades of experience, wide-ranging contacts throughout the global investment industry, a passion for quantitative finance and an eye for value, he is the principal author of our five equities and options research services and editor of our two futures services. A pioneer in the development of stock-rating systems and screening software, Markman is co-inventor on two Microsoft patents 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, he speaks frequently on investment topics at conferences nationwide as well as on TV and radio.