Insightful interviews and discussions with leading portfolio managers, investors and entrepreneurs from the world of alternative investments.

Dave is the founder and owner of TimerTrac.com.  They offer a website to subscribers/ investors/advisors that offers asset managers and their strategies, provides a description of their investment strategy and gives their performance record.  TimerTrac can calculate the performance for as long as the asset manager has been w/TimerTrac.  This is a distinct advantage for the asset manager, who can now show a confirmed and verified track record of performance to show to prospective investors.  These asset managers are typically professionals in or from the industry.  With 500 plus strategies from 100 - 200 asset managers, this can be very interesting stuff.  Hope you enjoy it.

Guy is the Portfolio Manager of Shelton's Tactical Credit Fund, and seeks to create Alpha thru active management of credit positions. With interest rates at super lows, and $15 Trillion in negative interest rates, to create profits in the credit marketplace has become exceptionally challenging.  Guy discusses Shelton's strategy, resulting from his thirty plus years of experience in the credit marketplace, and how they seek to generate profits today.  With many investors' asset allocation to fixed income being 20% plus of their total allocation, this is an important aspect of their investment strategy.  We hope it is helpful.

Ali, a Harvard MBA, has been managing Long/Short strategies for over 17 years, and was awarded the Portfolio Manager of the Year in the Alternatives Category by Morningstar in 2014, and started Invenomic in 2016. Long/Short strategies can be a productive surrogate for fixed income investments in today's low yield environment.  To understand Long/Short strategies this interview can provide significant insight into this important approach to investing.

The Fall Conference of RITA is coming soon, and those interested can receive info on it thru this promotional podcast.  Trust companies, Investment Advisors and investors comprise the majority of the attendees are encouraged to attend.

Self-Directed IRA's have existed for decades but their popularity continues to grow and create more participants and fans. They make investing in many non-traditional investments in IRA's possible (private investments, private equity, metals, real estate, private enterprises, et al).  Listen to Mary Mohr, founder of RITA, the association for the trustees who do the record keeping and reporting (it's more exciting than it sounds) for these transactions, who promote and make possible these investment opportunities, as she discusses this important but less known niche of the IRA investment world.

Listen to Jason, founder of Beach City Capital, tell their story of their unique business model of partnering w/land owners w/existing multi-family units to replace and upgrade these units w/new and improved ones. Anyone interested in real estate in So. California will find Jason, BCC's strategy of partnering w/current land owners, pre-lease arrangements and Opportunity Zone focus to be very interesting.  Learn what "Co-Living" is in these types of facilities.  We hope you enjoy it.

With the lead time to develop, build and sell residential units in the 3-5 year range in California it is no wonder that the pace of residential development has slowed and that the housing shortage continues to escalate. Listen to Mike Cutbirth, founder and CEO of Triad, discuss their business model of purchasing land that is already pre-approved for residential development, reducing the gestation period to under a year.  This unique approach to selective purchasing offers many advantages to investors, and anyone interested in investing in real estate will find this interview to be very interesting.  We hope you enjoy it.

Ever the raconteur, previous guest Ted discusses the investment strategy of Incline - a systematic manager, combining futures and equity investing, agnostically, both long and short. Focused on diversification, they seek to reduce risk thru non-correlated investments.  This is a very interesting conversation re: the commodities and their role in creating risk averse portfolios.  

Former bankers, Freedom Financial makes first position loans to Real Estate professionals who bring value added commercial projects to the community and returns to investors.  Bringing their expertise to the western U.S., he discusses the opportunities and value that exist in this geography and why clients come to finance companies such as theirs as opposed to banks.

Millennium Trust is the Custodian of over $26 Billion in Alternative Investments, held in trust and valued as required by the IRS. Listen to this 5 minute interview w/Ted as he tells us stories of their clients and services.

Listen to this 5 minute interview w/George, out of Switzerland, discusses opportunities to invest in Venture Capital thru Blockchain and cryptocurrency tokens, allowing investors to invest small amounts into these funds and projects in a liquid investments.  They offer a very interesting business model that does not follow any traditional path.

Listen to this 5 minute interview with Bill Kelly, CEO of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association, discusses Alternative Investments, CAIA and the opportunities they bring to the investment world.  Bill is always interesting and a delight to listen to. 

Listen to Rob, CEO, and previous CEO multiple times plus corporate board member for several companies in the industry, discuss this niche in the pharma world.  A publicly traded company, focusing on the delivery system of medications, w/systems offering less toxicology and fewer side effects. W/a proprietary system they offer a delivery system that is unique and is not processed thru the stomach.  Many investors should find this interview and company to be very interesting.

Trained as an architect, Ed transitioned into the world of investments over 25 years ago, w/some major and high profile asset management firms. Focusing primarily on Gold, Ed discusses the place for this precious metal in investors' asset allocation. W/over $10 Billion in assets, Sprott offers some tax advantaged opportunities in certain situations.  There are several ways to own Gold and Sprott does most of them.  Any investor should find this to be very interesting.

An Engineer and mathematician by background, Francisco has spent the past 20 plus years applying the skills and experience to investing that he learned from the technical and analytical background for which he had been trained.  Focusing on the process of evaluating stock selection thru Fundamentals and Momentum, they analyze the earnings and revenues acceleration and momentum of various stocks, and seek to go Long on those w/strong scores and Short those w/Low scores, ranking each one according to over 70 data points. This is an original creation by Francisco and Cognios and listeners will find it to be very interesting.

Karlin, a longtime contributor to a wide range of multifamily/real estate investment publications, including Kiplinger, Globest.com, Multi-Housing News, et al, and a Principal @ IMG, discusses value-added real estate opportunities.  They look to improve not only properties for residences, but also communities and neighborhoods.  Looking to grow over time, rather than the more immediate fix and flip strategy, IMG focuses on Multi-Family because they see continued opportunity there, like the risk reward ratios, and are experienced in this segment of the real estate world.  They focus on six to seven metropolitan areas, with facilities that are 150 - 350 units, w/equities of $12 - 18 million.  Listen to Karlin tell their story, discuss their challenges and work to temper investors' expectations.

Ted discusses the benefits of using Alternative Assets in IRA acct's - Millenium Trust custodies these typically illiquid assets, a service that the larger custodians often do not offer for the assets desired.  Examples of such investments are stock in private companies, trust deeds, commercial real estate, private credit, etc.  Any investor with funds in IRA's of any type will find this to be enlightening and interesting.  

Sanford, founder and CEO, discusses their value added strategy in real estate investing, primarily in Orange County.  With a narrow niche focus of 5-50 unit multi-family apartment buildings.  Buying units priced below market, upgrading, raising rents, managing for some months then selling is their Modus Operandi.  Anyone interested in real estate investing will find Sanford's insights and comments to be very interesting.  

BP Capital is the public arm of the investment strategies of Boon Pickens , with a focus on oil, natural gas, et al.  Toby, Managing Principal and Portfolio Manager for BP Capital, tells their story ( with a very pleasant southern drawl) discussing their unique approach to energy investing. With the energy sector playing such an important role in the U.S. economy and the investment community, and the opportunity to hear how Boon does things, you won't want to miss this. 

Tony is co-founder and president of Brandometry, which invests via the Brand Value Index, looking to benefit from investing in companies who have built/managed companies with strong brand recognition, which is now considered to be intangible assets.  Large Cap U.S. Equities are the components of the index, and includes about 50 companies, with a strategy that is long only, no leverage, and equal weight among the components.  This is a unique strategy that many investors who focus on mutual funds and ETF's will find to be very interesting.

Graham tells about Innovator ETF's unique Defined Outcome ETF's, designed to protect the assets from downside exposure while seeking to capture a significant portion of any upside.  This "Buffer" strategy follows the strategy used in Structured Notes and Equity Index Annuities, but with some significant differences.  Any investor concerned about losing principal value following a 10 year Bull Market should find this interview to be very interesting.

Listen to Dr. Paul Glance, a PhD in Engineering, following a career in automotive engineering, found a second career in creating investment strategies. For a couple of decades he provided Long & Short market timing signals for mutual funds and now he offers his portfolios and timing signals directly to advisors and investors. With performance of his trades confirmed and verified thru TimerTrac.com., he offers four different strategies, all using ETF's. For a deep dive into some very interesting strategies using Quantitative Analysis, Buckingham Pi Theorem and other complex signals, listen to this interview.

Dr. Anderson, with a Ph.D in Finance, and President of Griffin Capital Asset Management,  is focused on real estate investing, has a combination of real estate industry and academic experience, using research driven strategies, applying modeling, quantitative testing, and back testing in developing projects and investment vehicles, typically using REIT structures.  In addition, they invest in real estate securities, looking always to diversify investors' portfolios in the real estate area.  Listening to Randy is always a treat,  educational and enlightening. To learn about real estate investing, listen to Randy.

Listen to Dave, a Louisiana boy, discuss how he educates and coaches how to trade stocks and ETF's, with lots of personality and fun.  Having worked as a trader for Hedge Funds for years, given speeches and presentations t/o the world, and authored three books, he is able to lead his students to follow charting patterns and analysis.  A trend following/momentum, discretionary trader, he trades primarily stocks, with some ETF's, and known for his "Bow Tie" pattern.  Listen to Dave discuss market trading in a very interesting way, and receive a copy of one of his books.

Peter's been in the precious metals industry forever, and discusses the opportunities and challenges of this industry.  Gold has been in demand as an investment for thousands of years and many advisors have touted its productivity and place in investment portfolios for the typical investor for decades.  Peter knows the industry, the players and the products of precious metals and offers us his insights into this very important segment of the investment world.