A changing world presents both risk and opportunity. My investment approach and the philosophy of Bluemound Asset Management is to manage risk first while investing in opportunities.

"Confronted with a challenge to distill the secret of sound investment into three words, we venture the motto, MARGIN OF SAFETY."

Benjamin Graham (Warren Buffett's teacher and mentor)

I use an investment process borrowed from several highly successful multi-billion dollar investment firms. It is a 4-step process for for being on the right side of long-term secular trends and intermediate term cycles.

  • Identify secular economic trends.
  • Analyze government and central bank policy.
  • Fundamental analysis of industries and companies.
  • Technical & quantitative analysis to help with buying and selling.

Types Of Clients

Bluemound offers multiple investment strategies for different types of investors. My strategies are broken up into two categories: for non-accredited investors and for accredited investors.

As defined by the Securities and Exchange CommissionAccredited Investors are generally considered to be more sophisticated and/or able to participate in certain types of investments. An accredited investor, in the context of a natural person, includes anyone who:

  • earned income that exceeded $200,000 (or $300,000 together with a spouse) in each of the prior two years, and reasonably expects the same for the current year, OR
  • has a net worth over $1 million, either alone or together with a spouse (excluding the value of the person’s primary residence).

Certifying an accredited investor requires verification of financial status. In order to proceed further, we must qualify candidates for these investment programs. Contact me today to discuss your situation and appropriate approaches to managing your wealth.

Non-Accredited Investors

I primarily offer tactical ETF asset allocation strategies that are low cost and manage risk.

My main strategy is called the Global Trends ETF. Global Trends ETF is designed to be a core and satellite style approach that offers global diversification while focusing on the strongest sectors of investment. Global Trends ETF is designed to build wealth.

I also offer a more conservative ETF approach for retirees called Retirement Trends ETF. This strategy is designed to beat inflation, offer long-term growth and have some added income for total return. It's primary goal is to preserve wealth.

For younger investors already with significant fund based investments, such as in a 401(k), I will help you start to build an individual stock portfolio for generating greater wealth over time.

For retirees and near retirees, I will also manage your stock portfolio focused on dividend income and with underlying growth fundamentals because retirement you can be retired a very long time.

Contact me today to learn more about how my fund based strategies can help you.

Accredited Investors

I offer private separate account management that focus on equities and the occasional high-yield debt opportunity. I "position trade" which means that I hold positions for quarters and years. There are very few short-term trades.

You should have a 3-5 year time horizon or longer, as I typically buy stocks when the stock market herd hates what I like. I am generally seeking to find growth at value prices or valuable assets the market does not assign value to.

For those familiar with options, I offer an option selling program for generating additional income.

  • "Retirement Income Options" sells cash-secured puts and covered calls. Our goal is to add a high single digit percentage of income to a portfolio annually, on top of any received dividends and in addition to long-term growth.

I also offer access to various hedge funds, private equity, 1031 vehicles and other alternative assets. We can discuss that in the scope of your overall wealth management plan.

Contact me today to begin a discussion about how we can work together to enhance your wealth management.