Investment Philosophy

Titan utilizes a tactical investment approach that adapts to the current market environment in order to avoid large losses. The global tactical approach that we use is not about market timing and it is not about picking market tops or bottoms; it is about getting in line with the major market trends. Our approach does not require us to predict the future, but rather to objectively interpret the present.

In our humble opinion, the formula for investment success includes three key components: an objective investment strategy, strict risk management rules and the discipline to follow the rules. Our investment strategies are based on buying strength and selling weakness. We use proprietary quantitative models that objectively analyze market data on multiple asset classes to determine what to buy, when to buy, what to sell and when to sell. Protecting capital is vital to any investment plan because if you lose 50% you have to make 100% to get back to even. All our models have built in exit strategies and risk management rules to minimize downside volatility to levels that most investors are comfortable with.

Discipline is the “Holy Grail” to investment success. Many investors make poor decisions because they succumb to the emotions of fear, greed, hope and denial. They become courageous when they should be fearful and fearful when they should be courageous. We realized a long time ago that if we could eliminate human emotions and biases from the investment process, it would give us a big advantage. This is the primary reason why we use quantitative models to objectively guide us through the ebbs and flows of the financial markets.