An Overview of Howard Capital Management

May 03, 2019


The vision for Howard Capital Management, Inc. (HCM) dates back to the financial crisis of 1987.  It became clear that incurring financially devastating losses due to major market volatility and downturns was unnecessary. In 1996, through this ideology, the concept of a proprietary stoploss risk management tool called the HCM-BuyLine®, was created and since HCM’s founding in 1999, has encompassed the company’s investment and portfolio models.

The HCM-BuyLine® supports the investment strategy developed by Vance Howard, CEO and Portfolio Manager.  This strategy is both defensive and tactical and primarily seeks to protect investments through a market downturn while also pursuing opportunities for growth.


  • Designed to make strategic decisions in volatile markets
  • Innovative evolution from a one system to a multi-system model
  • Designed to be a shorter-term indicator that reacts quickly to a multitude of market factors
  • Strives to protect profits while providing a highly complex and technical quantitative trading tool for the universal client

When navigating market volatility while also striving to deliver performance and provide a hedge against inflation, tactical management can be a powerful and straightforward solution. HCM offers investors multiple investment strategies through numerous portfolio structures as well as a variety of marketing tools and support to help advisors grow their business.

In addition to developing these proprietary tools, HCM is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisory firm, offering professional money management services to clients, brokers, and broker-dealers. In 2018, HCM reached $1 Billion in Assets Under Management (AUM).
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For more information on any of HCM’s proprietary tools or to learn more about portfolio management services, please contact HCM at (770) 642-4902 or visit