John A. Jagerson

John A. Jagerson

  • • 15+ years experience in stocks, options, Forex, bonds and portfolio analysis
  • • Co-founder of Learning Markets, LLC, a leading creator of financial content, analysis, education and tools
  • • Author of four books on investing and portfolio strategies published by McGraw Hill


John has worked in the capital markets and private equity for most of his career—including investing, writing, education and money management. John has a B.S. in Business Administration from Utah Valley University and completed the PLD at Harvard Business School. John is the coauthor of three books published by McGraw Hill on investing and portfolio management. As a co-founder of Learning Markets, LLC, John has developed financial education used by thousands of brokerage clients to become better investors. His firm also develops professional-grade stock screening and analytical tools for individual investors.


John earned his bachelor's degree in accounting and business management at Utah Valley University.

Professional Designations

John is a Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Chartered Market Technician (CMT).

Quote from John

"Individual investors have goals and objectives beyond wealth accumulation. Investing is only one tool they use to achieve truly great things in their life. I am passionate about helping investors because their success means more than just a larger account balance."

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  1. Alternative Investments


    A derivative is a security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets.
  2. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Yield to Maturity (YTM)

    Yield to maturity (YTM) is the total return expected on a bond if the bond is held until maturity.
  3. Taxes

    EBITDA - Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization

    EBITDA stands for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and is a popular indicator of a company's ...
  4. Trading

    Healthcare Surges on Midterm Results

    There is a good opportunity to focus on weak stocks that may be overbought or hitting resistance.     
  5. Investing Strategy

    Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)

    Discounted cash flow (DCF) is a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of an investment opportunity.
  6. Financial Analysis

    Debt/Equity Ratio

    The Debt/Equity (D/E) ratio indicates how much debt a company is using to finance its assets relative to the value of shareholders’ ...
  7. Bonds / Fixed Income


    A bond is a fixed income investment in which an investor loans money to an entity (corporate or governmental) that borrows ...
  8. Trading Strategy

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence - MACD

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence (or MACD) is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between ...
  9. Small Business

    Capital Asset Pricing Model - CAPM

    Capital Asset Pricing Model is a model that describes the relationship between risk and expected return — it helps in the ...
  10. Investing Strategy

    Short Selling

    Short selling is the sale of a security that is not owned by the seller or that the seller has borrowed in the hope that ...
  11. FA Profession

    Despite Weaknesses, Earnings and Trade Drive Rally

    A shift towards a more bullish outlook should be tempered by continuing weakness in the intermarket environment and in safe-haven ...
  12. Financial Analysis

    Compound Annual Growth Rate - CAGR

    The Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) is the mean annual growth rate of an investment over a specified period of time longer ...
  13. Financial Analysis

    Free Cash Flow - FCF

    Free cash flow represents cash a company can generate after accounting for capital expenditures needed to maintain or maximize ...
  14. Financial Analysis

    Earnings Per Share - EPS

    Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock.
  15. Financial Analysis

    Return on Equity (ROE)

    Return on equity measures a corporation's profitability by revealing how much profit a company generates with the money ...
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