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

Compounding interest is undefeated v. empires (FFTT, 2/20/24)

What would America look like if it lost World War III?     -Niall Ferguson, 2/11/24 Much of Beijing’s current strategy toward the US was first laid down around 2002, when CCP leadership concluded that China faced an unprecedented 20-year “period of strategic opportunity.” During this time…China would have a long period when the “war on terror” would distract US leaders from China’s rise. … Chinese leadership concluded that this “period of strategic opportunity” would continue through

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The bear case on stocks, tactically and secularly (FFTT, 2/13/24)

Change of a long term or secular nature is usually gradual enough that it is obscured by the noise caused by short-term volatility. By the time secular trends are even acknowledged by the majority, they are generally obvious and mature.  In the early stages of a new secular paradigm, most are conditioned to hear only the short-term noise they have been conditioned to respond to by the prior existing secular condition.  Moreover, in a shift

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