Below are articles written by the financial press about Michael Markowski and his online financial information companies, GFNN, Inc. (formerly Newsgrade Corporation), and StockDiagnostics.com, Inc. The articles cover Markowski conducting a post mortem (financial) autopsy on Enron enabling him to discover a Financial Statement anomaly or financial disease that could have been used to predict its sudden and abrupt December 2001 bankruptcy if it had been available. Markowski named this financial disease “The EPS Syndrome”. He discovered that The EPS Syndrome had also caused the deaths of more than a hundred public companies prior to Enron. His research led to the founding of StockDiagnostics.com which provides alerts and diagnostics charts that cover the operating cash flows of all US publicly traded companies.
Sarasota Herald Tribune, May 27, 2002: “A Sarasota company finds new ways to crunch the stock market numbers; Stock Sleuths; Sarasota-based Newsgrade is crunching numbers in new ways. It might even spot the next Enron," Extensive "front cover" main story in their weekly business publication; "Herald Tribune Business Weekly."
Money Magazine, November 2002, "Number Cruncher:" Everyone wishes there were an easy way to spot companies in financial trouble. StockDiagnostics.com may have just such a tool.... A great feature on StockDiagnostics.com, with its "Picks and Pans" highlighted, too. Reporter; Erica Garcia
Inc. Magazine, December 2002, ”High Concept: How to Spot an Enron”. Two brothers predict that cash flow will eclipse earnings as the ultimate metric for sizing up a company's health. Reporter; Kate O'Sullivan
Equities Magazine, June 2013, “OPS not OOPs” This cover story provides great detail about the discoveries and the successful bankruptcy predictions that I made after I conducted my post mortem autopsy on Enron after it had filed for bankruptcy in December
SmartMoney.com, November 24, 2003, “The Best Stock Picker on Wall Street?” of 2001.reporter: Lawrence Carrel
Fortune Investor Guide, December 2003, “Top Picks from 50 Great Investors” Markowski named as one of the 50.
Huffington Post, October 2009: “Yikes, Not Another Market Crash”
Huffington Post, February 2010: “Sliding Euro an Ominous Sign”
Business Insider, December 2011, “Idiot Makers Rally Continues”
- Its Rainmaking Time, October 2012, "Crowdfunding, Stock Health, & Investing"
- Opportunist Magazine, December 2015: "Crowdfunding: Predicting to Become the Largest Digital Industry in the World"
- Small Cap Nation (SCN), March 2016: “Michael Markowski, Founder, Dynasty Wealth sits down with Jane King”
Additional articles about Markowski and StockDiagnostics.com:
Baltimore Business Journal, November 14, 2004: Doubts about Jos. A. Bank's future growth has short-sellers in a frenzy
SmartMoney.com, October 29, 2004: Where's the Beef?
SmartMoney.com, June 10, 2004: Pipe Dream
CBS MarketWatch.com, June 10, 2004: Why Interstate Bakeries could be toast; Also: Trouble brewing at Archer Daniels Midland?
SmartMoney.com, April 28, 2004: Oh, Canada!
BusinessWeek, February 2, 2004: What's Grounding Builders' Stocks
SmartMoney.com, January 29, 2004: Supercomputer Glitch
BusinessWeek, December 29, 2003: The Easy Money Is Gone, But Next Year Could Still Pay Off If You're Picky
Forbes, December 8, 2003: Artificial Sweetener
The Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2003: Dot-Com Deja Vu: Internet Flameout Tries a Comeback
New York Daily News, October 21, 2003: Soros takes a flyer on BlueFly
Baltimore Business Journal, October 20, 2003: Jos. Bank's fast track raises some doubts
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 20, 2003: The Insider: Former Microsoft trio now kingpins of tenpins circuit
The Baltimore Sun, October 19, 2003: Power Suits
Rocky Mountain News, October 6, 2003: Turning profits, turning heads
Ventura County Star, September 25, 2003: Internet firm's gains even surprise owner
The News Journal, www.DelawareOnline.com, July 18, 2003: 'Cash level a problem' at AstroPower
The Wall Street Journal Online, June 25, 2003: FedEx Pensions Reveal Strange, Murky Rules
Forbes.com (Forbes Newsletter Watch), June 4, 2003: Accounting Gumshoes
The Wall Street Journal Online, May 19, 2003: Friedman's Dn 12%; Research Firm Raises Cash Flow Worries
Chicago Sun-Times, March 28, 2003: Will Sears retain a clear identity?
Detroit Free Press, March 27, 2003: Kmart investor hush-hush on retailing plans; Lampert's interest in Sears also uncertain.
Chicago Sun-Times, March 17, 2003: Warning signs hinted at big fall for Spiegel Inc.
The Daily Camera, January 22, 2003: Gaiam cuts 14 while Natural Business axes 4 jobs.
EQUITIES Fall Conference V on Thursday, November 14, 2002: Director of Research for StockDiagnostics.com is speaker at NYC stock research conference. Event to be "live" and via audio webcast.
Chicago Sun Times, Nov. 13, 2002: "Cash flow in red again for Sears," StockDiagnostics.com's research and comments from its Director of Research, cited in article. Reporter; Sandra Guy
Allen Douglas Securities Warns on Sears 10Q Report of $1.1 Billion in Negative Cash Flow: ...credit card receivables issue was raised in both articles by the Director of Research for StockDiagnostics.com, an independent research firm with a web site (http://www.stockdiagnostics.com) providing analytical... (Business Wire) - Nov 13 2:49 PM ET
Dow Jones Newswire, Oct. 31, 2002: "Sears - 'Structural Subordination' A Concern," StockDiagnostics.com's research and comments from its Director of Research, cited in article. Reporters; James Covert and David Feldheim
Chicago Sun-Times, Oct. 18, 2002: "Sears Falls on Credit Woes," StockDiagnostics.com's research and comments from its Director of Research, cited in article. Reporter; Sandra Guy
Chicago Sun-Times, Oct. 3, 2002: "Sears shifts a cost to 2nd quarter," StockDiagnostics.com's research and comments from its Director of Research, cited in article. Reporter; Sandra Guy
Chicago Tribune, Sept. 29, 2002: "Sears Sticks to Upbeat Outlook," StockDiagnostics.com's research and comments from its Director of Research, cited in article. Reporter; Susan Chandler This story also syndicated nationwide via The Tribune Knight-Ridder News Syndicate.
StockDiagnostics.com's weekly OPS Newsletter begins August, 2002: "The OPS Newsletter" was created to validate the power of this objective software system by highlighting just a few of the companies out of over 7,000 tracked, each on 1,801 data points.
Georgia Business Report & Journal, July 17, 2002: Is General Dynamics Stock Over-priced?
Georgia Business Report & Journal, July 15-28, 2002: "Local Investor's Line Up With New Stock Market Info Service," Positive, lengthy article. Editor, Louise D. Phelps
Mutual Funds Magazine, July 2002: "Are Your Stocks Sick?" A favorable feature on StockDiagnostics.com.
USA Today, June 11, 2002: Matt Krantz, the stock market reporter for USA Today, talks about StockDiagnostics.com on his "USA Today's Online Chat."
Barron's; Dow Jones Business Weekly, June 3, 2002: StockDiagnostics.com favorably reviewed in "The Electronic Investor," with website pictured, by reporter Kathy Yakal, [Scores #2, coming in second to The Financial Times website; FT.com]
Savannah Morning News (Newspaper), May 30, 2002: "Cashing in on stock failures; financial news service pushes its cash-flow analysis online," a lengthy article by Reporter; Ben Werner
Emerging Company Report, May 5, 2002: A weekly syndicated financial TV show featured StockDiagnostics.com, with a 15-minute interview covering its technology. Producer; Donald A. Baillargeon
Dow Jones Newswire, April 25, 2002: "Research Backlash Spawns Do-It-Yourself Services," An article with over 90% of the coverage given to StockDiagnostics.com. Reporter; Karen Talley