For over a decade as a private investor I beat the S&P 500 by an average of 6% per year, at the encouragement of friends I began offering advise to a select group. Together, as a private hedge fund, we have beaten the S&P 500 every year for four years. With the exception of 2014, in which we took a 23% loss and got soundly beaten. In 2012, I founded a first of its kind options trading desk and currency exchange specializing (at least at first in BitCoin). bcause, LLC is currently applying for CFTC approval which we plan will occur late 2016.