About Jon Markman

Jon Markman is the editor of Trader's Advantage, a daily trading service that leverages his unique swing-trading principles to capture profits of 15% to 40% in less than 90 days. Jon uses 25+ years of experience in the financial markets to find and recommend beaten-down stocks on the brink of reversal and powerful momentum stocks breaking out to new highs.

A pioneer in the development of stock-rating systems and screening software, Jon is co-inventor on two Microsoft patents and author of the best-selling books "The New Day Trader Advantage," "Swing Trading" and "Online Investing," as well as the annotated edition of "Reminiscences of a Stock Operator."

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

Jon won a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Financial Journalism for his columns explaining market chicanery in 2002; Society of Professional Journalists awards for his 2001 reporting on Enron and the post-Sept. 11-investment environment; and was a news editor on Los Angeles Times staffs that won Pulitzer Prizes for spot-news reporting in 1992 and 1994.

A graduate of Duke University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Jon speaks frequently on investment topics at conferences nationwide as well as on TV and radio.