The valuation of financial knowledge

How valuable is software that makes money? Obviously, it’s priceless. How do we value the biggest opaque commodity – knowledge?  How does one value financial knowledge? Finance as both a topic and industry has been holding huge secrets guarded by the most rich and powerful in the world for hundreds of generations. Why don’t they […]

Pension managers are next

Pension Funds represent the retirement accounts for basically 99% of the working class.  Because they don’t have many choices, unlike Ultra High Net Worth Individuals.  Global Pension Assets stand at a staggering $35 Trillion according to Willis Towers Watson:   At the end of 2015, total pension assets were estimated at USD 35.4 trillion, which […]

Alternative Investment Allocations Should Increase In 2017 Across The Board Due To Market Uncertainty

Summary Playing the ‘Trump effect’ on markets is not easy. The “Trump Call” is not necessarily good for all investments. As Trump’s pro American and anti-Global trade policies take effect, markets will be volatile like never before. Alternative Investments will grow in popularity, and will help balance out the Trump Call on markets. With the […]

Building a financial defense line strategically

This important topic we cover in our book Splitting Pennies is possibly THE MOST importact topic in teaching personal finance, and probably the most misleading concept peddled by Wall St. Let’s face it – Wall St. has a reason to mislead investors, especially retail investors – because they’re on the other side of the trade! […]

Playing The Trump Effect On FX Markets

Trump will soon assume his elected office, and potentially change FX markets forever. Well, it’s already happened. But what we’ve seen happen now, has been mostly ‘talk’ – whereas in 4 days, it will be ‘reality.’ First let’s look at the best example in FX of the Trump Effect, USD/JPY traded as (FXY), Guggenheim CurrencyShares […]

Overstock Due To Over-Perform In 2017

Summary Blockchain to revolutionize financial services. Overstock’s competitors are very successful, now Overstock has an edge. Company is moving fast and furious in disruptive tech. Overstock.com appears to be one of the many overlooked tech stocks that is extremely undervalued. As we said in an article last year, based on several key business elements, we […]

Fortress Capital Alternative Investment Strategies

Are you an institution, pension fund, non-US citizen, retirement program, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) or other ECP?  Are you unhappy with the current returns of your retirement program, investment portfolio?  Do you want to mitigate tail risks of being over allocated to stocks, or to particular sectors? Fortress Capital offers a plethora of investment options […]

Slow death of the hedge fund era

2016 was a bad year for hedge funds, pension funds, and university endowments.  In fact, the last several years have been horrible.  But until now, there haven’t been many alternatives.  Hedge Funds became popular for investors who wanted to achieve more than the 4% or 6% offered by traditional managed investments like mutual funds.  Although […]

Fortress Capital adds high frequency forex strategy, managed futures

  Fortress Capital is a registered Introducing Broker and Commodity Trading Advisor.  Contact Fortress Capital to learn more. Fortress Capital is a registered Commodity Futures Independent Introducing Broker with the CFTC, a member of the NFA (ID # 0416496), and a Registered Investment Advisor CRD # 152019. This blog post and all attachments (message) is privileged, […]

Algorithmic Trading is the Investment of the Future

Let’s face it – investing is difficult!  Gone are the days of saving for retirement.  The average savings account in the USA pays less than 1%.  Fortunately for most investors the stock market has been going up and up, but it’s going to correct (it always does).  But it hasn’t been a good ride for […]

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