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
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. Give your 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