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Managing Director Hamed Mokhtar Offers Insight Into Global Economic Trends

US equities will always be the cornerstone of any solid investment portfolio

Historically, during volatile economic times, the US has consistently outperformed global markets, as a result of its resilience, commitment to transparency, and strong financial book of law. Value investors from around the globe are attracted to America’s stability, leading global position, as well as its ability to weather multiple financial crises. “US equities will always be the cornerstone of any solid investment portfolio” says Hamed Mokhtar of Fortress Financial; “no other market has its longevity or durability.”

The ongoing European financial crisis has rekindled international investors’ interest in US equities. “While most of Europe experiences austerity measures, increasing unemployment, and stagnant economic growth, there has been a slow, but steady, continuous improvement in US economic fundamentals since 2009, due to pronounced and immediate government intervention there” says Mokhtar. “The growth of the US economy will continue to outpace that of its European counterparts for the foreseeable future” he adds. 2013 will witness continued flight to quality asset classes, as well as increased investment in US equities.

Investors can capitalize on the current situation by placing their capital in funds such as those managed by Fortress Financial, which focus on investing in asset rotation models within the United States. “Our holdings are heavily concentrated in US financial equities, as well as precious metals, which have consistently outperformed the major US and global indices over the past five years” says Mokhtar. Fortress Financial’s sector-specific funds have been able to raise in excess of $800 million USD over the past two years implementing such a strategy, while the returns they have been able to generate, which have consistently beaten the S&P for the last five years, have been equally impressive.

Fortress cautions against investing in companies without tangible assets or weak cash flow. Mokhtar also personally generally avoids companies in the technology, internet, media, and hospitality/food sectors, as well as those associated with tobacco and firearms. “I only believe in investing in companies that demonstrate sustainable business models, as well as social responsibility” adds Mokhtar. While past performance is not an indicator of future returns, Fortress has outperformed major US indices and other fund managers over the past five years, giving credence to the pillars of its investment philosophy.

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