Peter Ricchiuti is the business school professor you wish you had back in college! His insight and humor regarding the financial markets have twice made him the Tulane’s top professor. Peter started his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody and later managed over three billion dollars as the assistant treasurer for the state of Louisiana. In 1993 he founded Tulane University’s highly acclaimed Burkenroad Reports student stock research program. Peter hosts a popular weekly business show on National Public Radio called “Out to Lunch” and is the accomplished author of the book “Stocks Under Rocks”. Peter is energetic and entertaining while he educates his audiences.
Market Signals: What the Financial Markets are Telling Us Now
“If the majority of people were right, the majority of the people would be rich…and they’re not!” Following the herd has rarely produced superior long-term results. Tulane University’s Peter Ricchiuti will share his informative and entertaining perspective on financial markets, the importance of proper diversification, and the cyclical nature of both stocks and investment sectors. He will also discuss the unusual securities research program he heads up with his students.
Outline of topics covered:
- Outlook for the Deficit and Interest Rates
- Outlook for Energy Prices
- Market Valuation Techniques
- Equity Valuation Techniques
- Historic Pricing and Performance of Various Asset Classes
- Pros and Cons of International Investing
Uncertainty Creates Opportunities: What’s Ahead?
Today’s challenging economy was starting to show in the stock and bond markets in mid-2006. Shifts in the financial markets are leading economic indicators and usually occur about 6-9 months ahead of actual changes in the economy. Giveyour self an edge. Understanding the historic, long-term, cyclical nature of the economy may allow you to better position both your business and portfolio for what’s ahead.
In This Business Success Stories Are Built During Down Markets
If a majority of the people were right, then a majority of the people would be rich—AND THEY’RE NOT! Contrary to popular opinion, today’s difficult markets are creating unprecedented opportunities to better position your clients and to expand your book of business. By better understanding business cycles, audiences will be prepared to share a valuable long-term perspective to a large and often frustrated base of potential clients.
- Market Signals: What the Financial Markets are Telling Us About the Future
- New Economy/Old Economy: What’s In It
- Keeping Up with the (Dow) Jones: Interpreting Wall Street Jargon for Fun and Profit
- Contrarian Investing: Why You’ll Never Get Rich Following the Crowd
- Making Bets: What Wall Street is Thinks About the Outlook for Your Company/Industry
“I’d like to personally thank you for your valuable contribution to our Symposium. Your comments and the exceedingly upbeat and humorous manner in which you delivered them did wonders to assuage the very real fear of some of the members that “Economic Armageddon” was just around the corner. Not often do I come across someone like you who can be remarkably entertaining while delivering a terribly important message about the economy. You clearly have an incredible ability to command the eager attention of an audience, which is no small accomplishment.”
“Why do our clients rebook our economist and speaker Peter Ricchiuti year after year? One client has had him 5 years in a row!!! Probably because without a doubt, he is the most entertaining, engaging, charismatic, funny and insightful Economist alive.”
“I loved it. He’s half Warren Buffett and half Robin Williams.”