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Peter Tchir

Peter Tchir started his career at Bankers Trust and later at Deutsche Bank, running high-yield derivatives. He has traded all manner of fixed-income products, both on the sell side as a market maker and as a portfolio manager at a fixed-income hedge fund.  During the financial crisis he ran the U.S. CDS-index business (made famous by The Big Short) for RBS.

Peter received B.S. in mathematics and computer sciences from the University of Waterloo and an MBA with distinction from Vanderbilt University, where he also won the Matt Wiggington Leadership Award for outstanding performance in finance.

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Recent Articles By The Author

Take a Conservative Approach to the Coronavirus

Here's my view on how to react to this public health menace -- both psychologically and as an investor.

Here's Why I'm Turning Bearish on Stocks and Risky Credit

But I still see one area of stocks that should outperform.

Risks on Iran May Turn Out in Our Favor

Global tensions have spiked, but don't let disinformation drive your investment choices -- especially when it comes to recent Middle East headlines.

Here's Context Into How Iran Could Respond to Redrawn Lines in the Sand

We handicap the potential impact of responses that could range from military actions by Iran and its surrogates to cyberattacks against the U.S. and its allies.

U.S.-Iran Escalation: 3 Things to Expect in the Market Now

There's my take on energy and the markets after the U.S. airstrike in Iraq.

Expect Bumps After New Year Kicks Off

In this second part of a series on preparing for 2020, I look at what to expect ahead, especially as January starts off strong, but could end with trouble.

Let's Prep Your Portfolio for 2020

From bonds to energy to emerging markets, an examination of what might be hot and what might not.

Is a U.S.-China Trade Truce Enough?

Perhaps so, as other factors such as lower interest rates and resolution of the Brexit issue serve as positive market forces.

3 Major Events Will Provide Clarity to the Markets

Here are the mostly likely scenarios and impact on stocks and bonds.

A December to Remember: A Look at Fed Action from Last Year

Let's look back to a year ago this month, when most investors saw volatility and a lack of liquidity; and then turn to now, as the tariff deadline looms and the VIX vs. VIX futures gap widens.

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