Unique Perspectives


“The task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen, but to think what no one has yet thought about that which everybody sees.” -Arthur Schopenhauer. FFTT’s research routinely “thinks what no one has yet thought about that which everybody sees” – this new perspective adds significant value to our clients’ investment process and outcomes.


In Depth Analysis


FFTT marries its unique thought process with detailed analysis of the topics its writing on, not just identifying new ways to think about opportunities and risks, but also providing an investable themes backed by rigorous analysis and supporting charts.

Critical Thinking With Integrity


Having the physical ability to “think what no one has yet thought about that which everybody sees” is of little use to clients unless one has the integrity and independence to share those thoughts with clients. As an independent research firm wholly-owned by Luke Gromen, we have the ability to communicate to our clients in great detail “what no one has yet thought about that which everybody sees.”

Unparalleled Expertise


As data increasingly becomes commoditized, free thinking becomes priceless.

FFTT, LLC launched in 2014 with one goal in mind – to marry our unique dot-connecting abilities with our in-depth analytical work and our relevant historical perspectives to create differentiated, money-making insights that help our clients’ investment process and investment outcomes.

Lead Analyst:


Macro-Thematic Trends

Luke Gromen

The 10 Most Interesting Things We’ve Read Recently (FFTT, 1/21/22)

NASDAQ/EAFE ratio v. DXY has diverged (Page 2) US headline CPI y/y looks set to fall sharply within the next 6 months (Page 5) “Foreign holdings of USTs hit record high in November” (Page 8) Big-time investors continue to ignore the US fiscal situation in their rate hike analyses (Page 12) “China cuts policy interest rate for first time since April 2020” (Page 14) US oil consumption as a % of GDP nearing levels that

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US oil consumption as % of GDP nears level that has spurred recessions for the past 50 years (FFTT, 1/19/22)

The global economy will fall into recession or worse in 2022, thanks to high energy prices. Yet, no one seems to have noticed.  High coal, oil, and natural gas prices will bring about a prolonged global recession, if not a depression. To put this in context, oil prices would have to rise by $225 per barrel to have the same economic impact alone as that of the combined fuel cost increases. Fossil fuel use will be much

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The 10 Most Interesting Things We’ve Read Recently (FFTT, 1/14/22)

“USD’s once-solid link to higher bond yields is breaking down” (Page 2) How much downside could the USD have if it trades more off of capital flows instead of relative interest rates? (Page 6) “Bullish hedge fund bets on the USD hit the highest since June 2019” (Page 8) “…the Biden Administration is for the 1st time since Jimmy Carter asking the Fed to get more hawkish.”  (Page 10) Fed’s Brainard, Mester both make enormous

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