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About Our Founder

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Mike Turner’s background is engineering (Civil), computer science, and finance.  He is the primary architect of the science, algorithms, and math behind the analytical software systems used at Turner Capital.


He is a disciplined and formulaic trader who relies heavily upon these software systems.

​Mike is the author of the very popular books, “10-The Essential Rules for Beating the Market” and "Rule 1 of Investing".  Mike is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer to large financial groups nation wide.

About Turner Capital Investments


Turner Capital Investments, LLC (TCI) is a registered investment advisory*, founded in 2007 by Mike Turner, who holds the position of President and Chief Trading Strategist.  The company is located in Austin, Texas, and serves clients throughout the US with multiple investment strategies that are designed to grow client portfolios in strong up or down trending markets, and protect client portfolios from major losses in bear markets.

Clients hire Turner Capital for two primary reasons: 1) To generate a reasonable profit in bull-trending markets, and 2) To avoid significant losses in bear-trending markets.

We take a disciplined, long-term approach to investing, one week at a time.  A week-over-week analysis of the market helps reduce noise and temporary market anomalies.  We rely on mathematically derived assessments of whether the market is in a bull-trend, neutral-trend, or bear-trend.  We adjust our investment bias to match the market and always have an exit strategy in place for each client holding (via stop-loss settings), just in case the market (or single equity) reverses unexpectedly.

We have rules for virtually every market condition and do not rely on analyst opinions or specialist forecasts.  We focus on where the market is and not where the market might be in the future.  We change our investment bias when the market changes so that our client portfolios tend to remain in sync with the market as much as possible.

*Registration of an Investment adviser does not imply a certain level of skill or training.

What Differentiates Us from the
Typical Asset Management Firm


Most investment firms and mutual funds (large and small) are either mandated to not hold cash or they are afraid to hold cash.  This means these large firms cannot step out of the market at a moment's notice when a bear cycle ensues.  Imagine what would happen to Berkshire-Hathaway if suddenly Warren Buffet said he was going to cash?  Investors and the financial world would panic and assume nothing but the worst.

To a lesser degree, virtually all financial management firms are trapped in a never-go-to-cash mentality.

We are not.

We are trend-based portfolio managers that move client capital into the market when risk is low and out of the market when risk is high.

We are significantly different from most asset management firms.  Our proprietary trend analysis algorithms mathematically determine when the market is either bullish, neutral or bearish.  Armed with this information, we set our investment bias accordingly.  This way, our clients tend to be in sync with the market trends at all times.


You will like the way we grow and protect client capital... in all markets.

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