Today I’d like to introduce you to a trading service like no other.
It’s called Oxford Wealth Accelerator. And it’s run by my good friend and colleague Nicholas Vardy.
Nicholas is one of the smartest guys I know.
He earned a B.A. in economics and history and an M.A. in history at Stanford University in less than four years. He then turned down an economics Ph.D. scholarship to Oxford University to attend Harvard Law instead.
(His classmates included Barack Obama and his old friend and now Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.)
He has worked with some of the largest banks, telecoms and energy companies in the world. His investment research is widely quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CBS MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance and MSN MoneyCentral.
And he has been a regular commentator on CNN International and Fox Business Network.
As regular readers know, Nicholas is also The Oxford Club’s first and only ETF Strategist.
I’m reminded of that old EF Hutton commercial. When Nicholas Vardy speaks, people listen.
Why? Because his investment ideas make money.
Of course, I have my own trading services that have done well over the past few decades.
So why am I talking about Nicholas’? Because Nicholas does something neither I nor anyone else does.
He doesn’t just recommend a portfolio of securities. He recommends a portfolio of strategies, implemented entirely with exchange-traded funds.
These strategies allow you to make money in good markets or bad, going long or short different markets, different sectors… even different asset classes.
In essence, Nicholas can show you how to turn your existing brokerage account into a world-beating hedge fund.
Here’s what I mean…
Hedge funds go after high absolute returns. Mutual funds, on the other hand, seek high relative returns.
The difference is crucial.
For example, if the stock market drops 10% one year and your mutual fund falls only 5%, the manager will often boast of his high “relative returns.”
Hedge funds, on the other hand, seek high positive returns in any type of market: up, down or sideways.
To do this, they can choose to invest in stocks, bonds, metals, coins, natural resources, commercial real estate, limited partnerships and private equity, among other assets.
Nicholas’ strategies allow you to do this too.
Hedge fund managers can bet on falling share prices. If a stock drops 50%, for instance, they can take a 50% profit. (Or much more, if they’re using leverage.)
Nicholas can show you how to do the same thing but with far less risk and without the unlimited downside of actual short selling.
Hedge funds are generally free to invest in any market anywhere in the world. They can buy shares wherever the returns are best. Maybe that’s Japan. Or Britain. Or Australia. Or Hong Kong.
Nicholas, based in London, takes a global view. And knows exactly where to put your money to work to take advantage of everything from arbitrage to momentum trends to deep value.
Hedge fund managers don’t overdiversify. If they see only five great opportunities at a given time, they needn’t invest beyond those five.
Nicholas works the same way, recommending a few concentrated positions instead of dozens (or hundreds) of individual securities.
Hedge funds have still another advantage. They can use “leverage” to magnify their returns. This makes a tremendous difference when your investments are winners.
Nicholas is one of the best at assessing leveraged investments. And his recommendations require you to neither open nor use a margin account.
For all their advantages, hedge funds have huge drawbacks, too.
Let’s start with the fact that – unless you’re already rich – Uncle Sam won’t even let you in the door.
The Securities and Exchange Commission prevents you from investing in hedge funds unless you can prove you’re an “accredited investor.”
(That means you must have a net worth of more than $1 million – excluding the value of your primary residence – or income in excess of $200,000 in each of the last two years.)
But any investor qualifies to follow Nicholas’ straightforward and easy-to-implement advice.
Even if you are an accredited investor, hedge funds require you to jump through other hoops.
Most have a high six-figure investment minimum. (And for the good ones, it’s often several million dollars.)
Nicholas’ strategies can be implemented using just modest amounts of money, often less than $1,000.
Hedge funds don’t have daily liquidity, either. Most allow you to withdraw your money only once each quarter… and some only once a year. (Not good if you need cash in a pinch.)
Nicholas’ strategies are completely liquid. You can cash in any of them at any time on any day the market is open.
Finally, hedge funds levy big fees. Lots of them. Most hedge funds charge shareholders 2% a year in management fees plus take 20% of the net profits as “an incentive bonus.”
Nicholas doesn’t handle your assets himself. He charges no commissions, assesses no fees and has no desire – in Wall Street parlance – to “capture your assets.”
His advice and strategies are independent and always untainted by self-interest.
In sum, the advantages of owning a world-beating hedge fund are high absolute returns, low correlation with traditional stock and bond markets, and investment gains magnified by highly concentrated positions and/or leverage.
The disadvantages are high fees, lack of liquidity, potentially greater risk and high investment minimums.
The beauty of Nicholas’ new service is that it allows you to enjoy all the advantages of the world beaters while suffering none of the disadvantages.
That’s why I suggest you check out his Oxford Wealth Accelerator.
If history is any guide, you’ll be glad you did.