About us

A Sling and A Stone is a fee-only, Investment Advisory firm registered with the Texas State Securities Board. Approval by the State of Texas Securities Board is not an endorsement of the firm.  We serve all our clients in a fiduciary capacity. 

Firm Motto: Our first priority is your financial security.

Firm Mission: To help investors of all kinds by delivering positive absolute returns while remaining free of our industry's inherent conflicts of interest.

Firm Founder: Our firm was founded by Matthew McCracken. Ever since taking Finance 402: Options Pricing in college, Matt became suspicious of the hypocrisy in the financial services industry. The class's professor taught the ideology of "efficient markets" yet he was concurrently running an arbitrage fund. Obviously, the two philosophies are in exact contradiction to one another.  So, Matt concluded that the professor was either lying to the class (who were paying a very steep tuition to attend) or to his clients.  

After college, Matt worked at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he saw first-hand the blatant conflicts of interest that led to the firm's downfall - and he promptly resigned from the firm.  Eventually, the nativity of youth gave way to the harsh reality of the business world.  Once Matt entered the financial services industry, he committed to building a better means of accessing capital markets for investors.  This involved minimizing conflicts while delivering solutions that Main St. Investors could rely on to build wealth and maintain their financial security.  Ultimately, his goal is to help his clients achieve the goal his father and grandfather accomplished which was to provide a better living for their children.  

As time has progressed, Matt learned how money is really made on Wall Street and seeks to deliver the same kind of returns to his clients.   He has learned about the art of long/short investing while developing his own proprietary trading program.  His program is currently available to both high-net-worth individuals and non-accredited investors alike.  

Location: Our firm's primary office is "just west of weird", located in Horseshoe Bay, TX about 50 miles west of Austin in the beautiful Highland Lakes.

P.O. Box 8217

Horseshoe Bay, TX  78657

Phone:  512 | 553 5151