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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. He was an early adopter of fixed income ETFs and has worked closely with the biggest traders, users and providers.

Tchir 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.

Tchir describes his investing style as contrarian by nature and uses macroeconomic analysis to think about the next 3% to 5% move in the S&P 500, often a timeframe of weeks to months rather than years. When he’s not thinking about market movements (it’s rare!), you can find him applying his competitive spirit on the golf course. 

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Recent Articles By The Author

Powell Tries Hard to Hide His Dovish Side

Expect no Fed rate cuts, but for rates to hold higher for longer.

This Market Faces a Lot of Problems, But the Fed Isn't One of Them

Nothing that Powell says this week should be earth-shattering, though he likely is continue to drive home his 'higher for longer' inflation-fighting message.

My Top Pick for the Rest of 2023? Go Back to the Office and Get Paid for It

Here's why I want exposure to commercial real estate.

The Economist Who Cried Recession

The villagers ultimately lost their flock because they didn't listen when they should have.

Why Yields Have Moved Higher

The Fed Must Be Jumping for Joy After a Goldilocks Jobs Report

Friday's employment numbers were 'perfect' for my current positions.

Wall Street's Summer Is Almost Gone: What to Expect From Stocks, Bonds and China

Here's what I'm looking for, including from IPOs, M&A, private equity and a potential recession.

We Learned a Few Important Things From Powell

If he was trying to jawbone the market, then he said the bare minimum to jawbone the market.

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