TDI Episode 87: Markman’s Picks for ’09

December 14, 2008

GUEST: Jon Markman, MSN Money on the history and the future for our unstable stock markets. From the beginning of this mess, he has been spot on with a big bearish stance and helped his massive reader-base better understanding what it was going to mean for the markets. We discuss the Bernie Madoff fiasco, the outlook for the Obama Recovery Plan and suggest several stocks and ETFs that may benefit.


Jon Markman MSN

Jon Markman, a veteran money manager and award-winning journalist, is editor and founder of the investment research newsletters Trader’s Advantage and Strategic Advantage. A pioneer in the development of stock-rating systems and screening software, Markman is a co-inventor on two Microsoft patents and author of the best-selling books “Swing Trading” and “The New Day Trader Advantage“.

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Markman was a portfolio manager and senior investment strategist at a multi-strategy hedge fund from 2002 to 2005; managing editor and columnist at CNBC from 1997 to 2002; and an editor, investments columnist and investigative reporter at the Los Angeles Times from 1984 to 1997. Markman is also currently a weekly columnist for MSN Money and a contributor to

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Stocks Mentioned in this Episode: (GM) (F) (AKS) (FLR) (JEC) (VZ) (T) (CAT) (CSCO) (INTC) (MT) (ACM) (JNPR)

ETFs Mentioned in this Episode: (URS) (SSO) (SDS) (EEV) (SKF) (IXP) (XLB)

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TDI Podcast 65: Psyched Out ?

July 13, 2008

Guest: Brett Steenbarger, Author of The Psychology of Trading (Wiley, 2003) and Enhancing Trader Performance (Wiley, 2006). I want to know…What is it that psyches-out traders? How can we overcome some of the trading pitfalls and the we explore what tools the pros do not use. Brett schools me…


Brett SteenbargerBrett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D. has been actively involved in the financial markets since the late 1970s. He has served as Director of Trader Development for Kingstree Trading, LLC in Chicago and currently consults with traders in a number of professional trading organizations. Visit his site HERE.

He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. A clinical psychologist and active trader, writer, and researcher for the past 20 years, Brett is the author of Enhancing Trader Performance (Wiley, 2006); The Psychology of Trading (Wiley; 2003); and numerous articles on trading psychology for print and online financial publications.

His book chapters on brief psychotherapy can be found in such reference works as
The Psychologist’s Desk Reference (Oxford University Press, 1998), Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy (Academic Press, 2002), Clinical Strategies for Becoming a Master Psychotherapist (Academic Press, 2006), and the forthcoming editions of Kaplan & Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry and The Handbook of Clinical Psychology. His coedited book, The Art and Science of the Brief Psychotherapies (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2004), has been selected as a core training text for psychiatry residency programs.

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TDI Episode 47: Knight to the Rescue

March 10, 2008

Guest: Tim Knight is founder of Prophet.Net, a wholly-owned online software company that was acquired by INVESTools in January 2005; he presently serves as Senior Vice President of Technology for INVESTools. His recently-published book, Chart Your Way to Profits, offers a solid introduction to both technical analysis and the ProphetCharts product.

Formaltim_2An active trader and chartist, Tim founded Prophet in 1992 to provide market data to self-directed investorsiTunes Subscribe using stand-alone technical analysis software. With the advent of the Worldwide Web, he envisioned providing the power of these expensive software packages with browser-based convenience – enabling traders to focus on their analysis, instead of worrying about software upgrades and database issues. His online technical analysis suite at Prophet.Net delivers on this vision and more.

In his trading today, Tim relies on technical analysis as the primary basis for his investment decisions, and he has leveraged his passion for the markets to fuel the innovation for which Prophet.Net is known. In fact, Barron’s and Forbes Magazine have consistently named Prophet.Net the “#1 Web Site for Technical Analysis.”

Before starting Prophet, Tim was Vice President of Technology Products at Montgomery Securities in San Francisco, where he led the development of an institutional online-trading platform. Additionally, he has held various positions in marketing management at Technical Tools and Apple Computer, and is the author of 20 computer trade books. Tim is a graduate of the Santa Clara University Honors Program and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management. He lives in beautiful Palo Alto, California with his family.

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Listen in to this episode as Tim Knight explains his 3 rules:

  • Never Lack a Stop Price
  • Never Do an Ad Hoc Close
  • Never Act in the First Thirty Minutes

Charts that were discussed in this episode:
INDU Chart1
and INDU Chart2

Stocks Mentioned in this Episode : (AAPL) (QQQQ) (YHOO) (SAFM) (GOOG) (FNM) (FRE) (SPY)