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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

For 2023, You Could I Say I'm Balancing Going 'Nuclear' With Bonds

Here are my two main picks for the new year -- and lots of bond fund plays to consider.

Santa Hasn't Arrived but Still Could Make a Late Appearance

It instead could become a Saint Nicholas rally going into Jan. 7, though the early part of 2023 is likely to see weakness in stocks.

This Market Would Make a Great Politician. It Keeps Flip-Flopping

Let's see why the market can't make up its mind and why I'm in a risk-on mode.

Will We Soon See a Dove in Hawk's Clothing?

Let's look at the moves by the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank to see what we can expect and why now might be a time to buy.

Quick Thoughts on the Fed

After CPI, Fed Now Has Air Cover to Go Into Stall Mode

I'm in the camp that Wednesday is the last hike in this cycle.

Let's Talk Tax-Loss Harvesting, Muni Closed-End Funds and MLPs, Shall We?

It's time to figure out what should stay and what should go from your portfolio as we wrap up 2022 and look ahead to 2023.

Feeling Like Scrooge, but a Hopeful Scrooge

Here's why I'm in risk-off mode, but still see some hopeful hedges.

Digesting the Data Deluge

As we look at the news and numbers from the Fed and about inflation, the economy and jobs, we'll see what's good, bad and ... dangerous.

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