Fundamental Trends caters to do-it-yourself investors who are looking to find opportunities in a rapidly changing world, while maintaining a margin of safety.

The ideas behind Fundamental Trends originate from Kirk Spano, who was named “The Next Great Investing Columnist” by MarketWatch.com of the Wall Street Journal Network and is also the owner of Bluemound Asset Management, LLC.

He shares a 4-step process that seeks value and growth investment opportunities for strong risk-adjusted total returns.

We help do-it-yourself investors build a strong core portfolio, take advantage of periodic trading opportunities and beat the markets with less risk. We believe that you can beat 90% of “pro” investors if you have just a few hours per week to read, learn and update a handful of trade orders.

Make sure to watch Kirk’s free weekly webinars to get the most out of this service.

A Note To Margin Of Safety Investors

Folks ask me what the difference is between the services at Seeking Alpha and at Fundamental Trends. Here are the basics: Margin of Safety Investing contains everything up to Retirement Income Options has on this site. So, that includes Retirement Life Growth & Income, which includes Sustainable Growth Investing, which includes Global Trends ETF. The time lag on articles and analysis is generally about 20 minutes. I sometimes publish at […]


Fundamental Trends is designed to help investors manage their own money in an effective, low cost, risk managed way.  My name is Kirk Spano. I founded this site because in my years as a Registered Investment Advisor I have found many people who with a small amount of assistance can manage their own money. This service is my attempt to provide that assistance. Unlike some “tip sheets” out there, I […]

About Kirk Spano

Hello, I grew up in a middle class working family in Milwaukee. I remember long gas lines, the first home my parents bought and the recession 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 […]

Publication Schedule & Friday Webinar

While I am not a “symmetrical” guy, I do understand that most people like symmetry and schedules. So, to help us all keep our life balance, I keep a basic schedule: Monday Macro Monday & Options Updates Tuesday ETF File Wednesday Stock Idea Thursday Quick Thoughts Friday Weekly Webinar “Quick Thoughts” is designed to cover a lot of territory quickly. Generally, at least one of the “Quick Thoughts” topics will […]

Terms of Use

First and foremost: This service is not an investment advisory service, is not provided by Bluemound Asset Management, LLC and does not offer individualized investment advice. This is an investment letter service that offers ideas that may or may not fit your risk tolerance, circumstances and goals. You will need to select which ideas are best for you. This service is provided by Kirk Spano Publishing, LLC and is meant […]

Base Allocation

How We Trade & Invest

Having a philosophy and a process of investing is very important. The cores of our approach are to control our emotions and make a series of well thought out good investment decisions. If we can control our emotions, then we can focus on a good analysis and portfolio construction. If we do not control our emotions, then we will fail to beat the markets or control risk like 80% of […]