About: Kirk Spano

Kirk Spano

"World's Next Great Investing Columnist" --MarketWatch

Kirk Spano is a contributing analyst at FATRADER who focuses his research on sustainable investing and its intersection with, what he has dubbed in the press, the "smart everything world." He was named the "Next Great Investing Columnist" at MarketWatch and now contributes regularly to Seeking Alpha. He is also a top-rated analyst at TipRanks.

Kirk has managed money for affluent clients since 1996. He founded Bluemound Asset Management, LLC, a fee-only registered investment advisor, in 2010 to break-away from the underwhelming brokerage industry. Bluemound has become a "sustainable investing" firm in response to the massive trends underway globally and the need for clients to transition away from investments in dying industries. Kirk believes that sustainability is a moral social issue, but that it is also the most likely place to make outsize profits in coming decades.

Kirk has covered technology since the 1990s and sidestepped the “tech wreck” for clients. In January 2008, he wrote: "The volatility we saw in 2007 is not likely to subside in the short run. In fact, I believe that the problems at Bear Stearns are the tip of the iceberg regarding problems that are likely to emerge in the financial sector." He also predicted the shale boom (2011) and bust (2014) ahead of almost the entire market. Kirk’s move to fully focus on sustainability issues, including alternative energy, smart grid, EVs, agriculture, healthcare and water among other topics, is borne of the massive secular trends he sees developing.

Kirk’s analysis has been shared with hundreds of subscribers to previous investment letters and millions of readers of his columns. He is primarily a position trader for core positions and uses quantitative analysis for swing trading. His approach, which analyzes secular trends, government and central bank policies, fundamentals and price trend analysis, can be adopted by growth investors and income seekers alike.

Story Archive


Permian Focused Oil Stocks To Buy Now

With Chevron bowing out on the Anadarko battle with Occidental, that leaves quite a few companies in play again.
by Kirk Spano - 1 week ago


350.org And Norway Are Beating Down Oil And Gas Stocks – For Now

What we have seen for the last few quarters is an acceleration of the fossil fuel divestiture movement due to the climate change thesis of many fiduciaries.
by Kirk Spano - 2 weeks ago


Your Debt-Free, Profitable First Solar (FSLR) Stock

Today, I will discuss the first solar stock that you need to add to your portfolio.
by Kirk Spano - 3 weeks ago

Amazon v Microsoft & Tesla v The World

The winner of the Pentagon contract will supply cloud services as the backbone to data collection and storage for Defense Department.
by Kirk Spano - 1 month ago


3 Headwinds For Summer Stock Market

Sell in May and go away. We are in that season where you will be blasted with seasonality articles. That's only one-third of this article though. There are actually three things conspiring to drive markets lower soon.
by Kirk Spano - 1 month ago


Here’s Some Of What The Jobs Numbers Tell Us

The Friday jobs numbers once again pointed to mostly minor restructuring within the economy.
by Kirk Spano - 1 month ago


Tesla (TSLA) Set For A Beat?

Perhaps the company most tied to the sustainable investing trend is Tesla (TSLA). Even more than solar, which has long been the go to for tracking sustainable development, Tesla is a lightning rod for bulls and bears alike.
by Kirk Spano - 1 month ago

Stock Market Clues From Money Flow

In the first quarter every year, we see massive inflows into retirement plans from elective additions and more from employer contributions.
by Kirk Spano - 1 month ago


Fossil Fuel Divestitures Are Accelerating

Sell! Sell! Sell! ... is the message from many corners regarding fossil fuel stocks. Institutions, some hedge funds, corporations, banks and several sovereign wealth funds are taking up the cause of going greener. Millennials have no interest in alleviating the downward pressure on coal, oil and natural gas stocks.
by Kirk Spano - 1 month ago


Big Trends, Small Trades: The Smart Grid

"Big Trends, Small Trades" will be a regular part of my contribution to FATrader. The simple math here is to identify industry trends in the emerging sustainable economy and make small trades to build long-term positions.
by Kirk Spano - 2 months ago

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