Adam Hayes, CFA

Adam Hayes, CFA

Adam graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2001, and earned his MA in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York City. He is also a CFA charterholder. Adam has a keen interest in the financial markets, economics, the value of prudent money management and a real desire to educate and help others to succeed financially. He began his professional career as a floor trader in listed options at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where he gained the extensive knowledge and experience that he carries with him today.  With over a dozen years of financial market experience Adam takes an analytical approach to financial markets. An outdoor enthusiast, Adam enjoys skiing, golf, camping and loves to travel. He also enjoys cooking and fine wines. Adam resides in Rockland County, NY where he lives with his wife and son.

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  1. Stocks

    Four Financial Alarm Bells Ring Loud Amid Trump Rally

    Rising volatility, soaring short interest, a falling dollar and the S&P 500's March slide pose a threat
  2. Mutual Funds

    Mutual Fund Basics Tutorial

    Learn about the basics - and the pitfalls - of investing in mutual funds.
  3. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Bond Basics Tutorial

    Investing in bonds - What are they, and do they belong in your portfolio?
  4. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Why Didn't Quantitative Easing Lead to Hyperinflation?

    Hyperinflation is an exponential rise in prices and tends to occur not when countries print too much money, but is instead ...
  5. Investing Strategy

    IPO Basics Tutorial

    What's an IPO, can you get in on one, and will they make you rich?
  6. Virtual Currency

    Can Bitcoin Hard Fork?

    A hard fork on the Bitcoin blockchain could happen. It's best to be prepared.
  7. Bonds / Fixed Income

    How Bond Yields Could Topple the Stock Market

    Bond yields have reached a crucial point since the election that could be bad news for the stock market.
  8. Markets & Economy

    Lending Slowdown Casts Shadow Over Economy, Banks

    Dead Money: Business loans are growing at the slowest pace in nearly six years amid rising rates
  9. FA Relevant

    The Best Ways To Invest In Gold Without Holding It

    Owning gold can be a store of value and a hedge against unexpected inflation. Holding physical gold, however, can be cumbersome ...
  10. Markets & Economy

    Why China's Economic Data Flunks The Test

    China's seemingly inconsistent economic data can be as difficult to fathom as the Imperial Palace once was
  11. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Why High-Yield Rally Is Too Risky for Some Investors

    Junk Profit Windfall: High-yield debt has risen so high it's become too risky, RBC says
  12. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Bonds Signal Warning on Trump Stimulus

    Bond prices rising in tandem with stocks are a warning that investors are losing faith in President Trump
  13. Markets & Economy

    Why Are Safe Haven Assets Disappearing?

    The push for safer trading is sharply reducing the supply of safe haven assets, experts say.
  14. Investing Strategy

    Monero: For Black Markets Where Bitcoin Isn't Anonymous Enough

    Monero is the digital currency of choice for the privacy-obsessed.
  15. Markets & Economy

    The Mortgage-Backed Security Market Faces Major Tumoil (MBB, VMBS)

    The Fed is expected to begin selling off its $1.75 trillion portfolio of mortgage-backed securities.
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