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Managed Futures 101
An investment YOU can have in your investment portfolio
It’s another tool in your investment toolbox…and generally have little correlation to equities. 300+ professional traders to choose from, each with their performance, range from conservative to aggressive, and may be in any of several futures markets. Accounts are individualized and segregated not pooled like a fund. Like having your own personal futures trader.Managed Futures
We believe that a well diversified investment portfolio should include a portion of alternative investments that have low correlation to stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other traditional investments. The best alternative investment choice in our opinion is managed futures.Learn More
Relationships Built on Integrity
Our firm’s strength comes from integrity and experience. Ethics are a cornerstone. In addition, the Principals have been in the business for 50+ years collectively – that’s a lot of experience to share with brokers, staff and of course, YOU. Foremost Capital is family-owned and operated which means YOU get the personalized service you want.About the Firm
Advisors to Match Your Investment Style
Foremost Advisors have the expertise to help YOU learn about, select, and even combine programs and managers that fit your risk and objectives profile. You have the choice to select your own broker or we are happy to select one of our experts for you. . There is an advisor ready for you NOW.Our Advisors
What Our Clients Say About Us
I have known Steven Hansen for 30+ years, even before he joined the CBOT in 1982. He has always been a trusted friend and confidant to my mother and me regarding trades with the NYSE throughout the years. He now oversees both my IRA account and commodity trading account (CTA) through Foremost. Steven is very involved with his clients’ investing concerns. He responds quickly to questions and researches answers thoroughly. He is generous with his time and I feel my investment concerns are on his priority dashboard.
It has been my pleasure to have Colson as my advisor! I had limited success myself and have found him knowledgeable as well as very dependable. When he says he will do something, he does it. Investments can be tricky and he makes it easier to understand what is going on. I have been with Foremost for over three years now and look forward to many more. You will go a long way before you find anyone more caring and capable than Colson!
One lucky day for me, Liz called and offered to help with questions on my account. That was the start of a great relationship. My accounts are checkbook IRA’s which added significant complexity. She took the ball and ran with it through account transfers and assisted with all the paper work including a change in a custodian.
Liz is great and unlike some brokers she puts the customer first, and works tirelessly on my behalf. If everyone were like her, in my opinion, we wouldn’t need fiduciary laws. I can’t say enough about Liz and her Foremost team. She continues to help solve problems, and calls just to make sure everything is ok. Though my accounts are not as large, I do plan to expand my accounts in the future.
At this point Liz is such a great person, I consider her a personal friend, and would recommend her to anyone.
I’ve been working with Foremost since 2010 and I have a high regard for both my broker and for the company itself. On two occasions I’ve experienced difficulty with a third party – but both times, Foremost put substantial effort into resolving my concerns. At present I have an investment with a CTA that has performed well over several years — and better than most others during market corrections. Colson has always given prompt attention to my calls and emails, and has made good suggestions for diversifying my portfolio by using carefully selected CTAs. I’m confident that he and other brokers at Foremost Capital will offer a valuable and trustworthy service to owners of accounts both large and small, and that the company itself will support its clients in any way possible should the need arise.
In the broker world, where self-interest too often carries the day, and brokers tend to see themselves as their most important client, Liz stands apart. I don’t believe I would be in any investment vehicles today, other than my 401k, if I hadn’t met her. True character can take time for one to fully value and appreciate, after two years of a professional relationship I have found Liz to be conscientious as the day is long. Customer service and communication beyond anything I’ve experienced, combined with her attractive, upbeat personality, keep me more than satisfied. I consider myself fortunate to have her in my corner, and couldn’t recommend her more highly!
Paul has been fantastic. He’s always readily available, informative, and seems to have my best interests in mind. Highly recommended.
Paul is a very knowledgeable, concerned, and nice guy. He calls, gives information, and tries to be helpful without being pushy like many if not most are today in the sales arena. I sure do appreciate the way Paul keeps a look out for programs that may be a good fit for my goals and me.
I have been dealing with Paul for over 20 yrs. He has traveled to my small town in Ohio twice. I am a very small client, and not one of his brightest, but over the years Paul has made me feel like a friend. He is one of Foremost’s best.
It is rare to find true friendliness anymore. Liz is truly a friendly as well as pleasant professional. She has proven to be highly informative, thorough, and is great with the follow through whether it be responses, instructions or staying in contact. I would feel comfortable recommending Liz and the pleasant professionalism she brings to her service.
Peter Rives has provided me with both excellent service and input regarding my account. I enjoy working with him and also with your firm.
I’ve been doing business with Foremost for years. Colson has always been available to answer questions and offer specified recommendations based on my resources and needs. And when a new professional manager or program presents itself that he thinks I’d be interested in, he attentively offers that option he is always looking out for me while keeping my interests and provisions in mind.
We were introduced to Colson through existing clients. Based on their experience and recommendation, we called and developed a relationship with Colson and then made the decision to invest in managed futures through Foremost Trading.
Throughout the account opening process and up to the present time, Colson has demonstrated integrity, personal attention, and the highest principals in handling our account. He has accepted us at our level of understanding in his field of expertise, has taken the time to give us regular reports in layman’s terms, and has made us feel that tending to our account is as important to him as it is to us. We highly recommend him and Foremost for anyone looking for a firm and an Investment Specialist in the alternative – managed futures space.
He is a very nice, honest man.
I have been a customer of Pete’s since 2009. Pete’s as honest of a broker as there is. He works his utmost for me and I am sure for others as well. He has always treated me respectfully and fairly and would not intentionally steer me wrong. I can recommend Pete with a clear conscious to anyone.
I have enjoyed working with Peter since 2009. I think he is the most conscientious broker I have ever encountered in my more than 30 years of investing. He always responds to my queries very quickly and never leaves me confused or with more questions. It is nice to know that I can contact him and get an immediate response. We have enjoyed talking about more than investing on many occasions; including my Mario Andretti Racing Experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway where I drove an Indy 500 racecar at 160 MPH. Peter and I enjoyed talking about that experience!
I have been very pleased with the prompt & friendly service provided by Pete.
I have held accounts with Foremost Trading for a number of years and value the diversity these investments contribute to my overall portfolio. The relationship I maintain with this company is not of the “auto-pilot” variety. I stay with Foremost because of its people and their emphasis on ethical business practice. They are realistic and informative in discussing investment risks. My account contact, Colson Hauser, checks in periodically about investment performance and opportunities that might be a good fit for me. He responds promptly and courteously whenever I contact him with a question. When a crisis hit the industry (the PFG calamity), the Foremost team, victims themselves, put their clients first with timely, helpful communications and assistance. Whether they know it or not, the Foremost company’s business philosophy is to treat each client as if he or she is the only client. You have to have integrity and a strong work ethic to pull that off. Foremost has consistently demonstrated that it’s up to the task.
When I first started trading Futures, I had the good fortune of having Michele assigned as my broker. As you can imagine a new trader has lots of odd questions and special needs; I was no exception. Michele graciously guided me along the way so I could “stand on my own.”
Through my success and failures as a self-directed trader, she has always been my aid, someone I could always count on. Over the years in talking about goals and objectives, I’ve come to know Michele beyond the confines of trading not only as my broker whom I trust, but as a woman who sees the world with the eyes of an artist, a gracious companion for the journey, and a friend. I thank God for Michele’s support of my trading endeavors.
* All testimonials are unpaid. Any claim of performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Results and opinions may not be indicative of all account holders.
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