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. International / Global


    Sprexit, or SPanish euRo exit, is the possible case of Spain leaving the euro common currency and re-establishing its own ...
  2. Financial Analysis


    Gamification describes the incentivization of people's engagement in non-game contexts using game-style mechanics.
  3. Alternative Investments

    Return Over Maximum Drawdown (RoMaD)

    Return over Maximum Drawdown (RoMaD) is a risk-adjusted return metric used mainly when analyzing hedge funds.
  4. Real Estate


    Gentrification refers to a neighborhood or city that undergoes urban renewal that often leads to the displacement of its ...
  5. Investing Strategy

    Return on Market Value of Equity - ROME

    Return on market value of equity (ROME) is a measure used to identify companies that generate positive returns on book value ...
  6. Markets & Economy

    Freelance Economy

    An economy that hires self-employed workers to undertake specific jobs in return for an agreed upon payment.
  7. Forex & Currencies

    Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP)

    A negative interest rate policy (NIRP) is a tool whereby nominal target interest rates are set with a negative value.
  8. Virtual Currency

    Soft Fork

    A soft fork is a change to the software protocol where only previously valid blocks/transactions are made invalid. Since ...
  9. Forex & Currencies

    3 Reasons Why Countries Devalue Their Currency

    Ever since world currencies abandoned the gold standard, many currency devaluation events have sent disruptive ripples across ...
  10. Buzz & Trending

    How Does Spotify Make Money?

    Spotify, the largest global music streaming subscription service, recently listed on NYSE. Here is a look at how its financials ...
  11. Annuities

    Living and Death Benefit Riders

    Living and death benefit riders are a descriptive class of contractual add-ons to insurance and annuity products.
  12. Financial Analysis


    Self-enhancement is the tendency for individuals to take credit for their successes while giving little credit to other individuals ...
  13. Investing Strategy

    Investment Crowdfunding

    Investment crowdfunding is a way to source money for a company by asking a large number of backers to each invest a relatively ...
  14. Investing Strategy

    Base Rate Fallacy

    Base rate fallacy, or base rate neglect, is a cognitive error whereby too little weight is placed on the base (original) ...
  15. Markets & Economy

    Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Service

    A peer-to-peer (P2P) service is a decentralized platform whereby two individuals interact directly with each other, without ...
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