About Kirk Spano


I grew up in a middle class working family in Milwaukee. I remember long gas lines, the first home my parents bought with a mortgage rate in the teens and the recessions of the early 1980s.

My parent’s sacrificed to put me through Catholic Schools at a time that Milwaukee Public Schools were beginning to fail. I also remember all of the good times with my family, especially my brothers, and friends. I can never fully repay any of these people for their love and concern for me, their protection and their guidance.

I see how times have changed in America the past 40+ years. Life has become harder as the global economy has shifted and become more competitive. I also know that some of the opportunity in America has been hoarded by few. What I believe is that America is still the land of opportunity, but that we must be wise about how we approach the world individually. 

After graduating from Dominican High School, I attended the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee with majors in Economics and Political Science and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. I can not thank either institution enough. 

After college, I began my investment career as a financial advisor in 1996 with one of America’s largest independent broker-dealers. I spent 14 years as a broker restrained by a financial industry that I feel is mediocre at best and generally overpriced.

In 2010, I founded Bluemound Asset Management, LLC, a fee-only Registered Investment Advisor in Wisconsin. The firm offers investment management for growth investors, retirees and accredited investors.

In 2011, I was selected over nearly 200 analysts as The World’s Next Great Investing Columnist” by MarketWatch of the Wall Street Journal. I have been published regularly on MarketWatch, been syndicated by dozens of publications and now contribute regularly on Seeking Alpha

I began Fundamental Trends in 2016 in order to help Do-It-Yourself investors learn to beat 80-90% of “pros.” Our performance has been outstanding.

Top 1% Performance

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I publish weekly webinars to Investing 2020s on YouTube.

You can also find me on social media where I irregularly publish links to articles & videos:

To better investing and your financial freedom, cordially…


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