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. 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 ...
  2. Bonds / Fixed Income


    A bond is a fixed income investment in which an investor loans money to an entity (corporate or governmental) that borrows ...
  3. Financial Analysis

    Capital Expenditure (CAPEX)

    Capital expenditure, or CapEx, are funds used by a company to acquire or upgrade physical assets such as property, industrial ...
  4. ETFs

    Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

    An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a security that tracks an index, commodity, or basket of assets that resembles an index ...
  5. Trading Strategy

    Oversold Bounce

    An oversold bounce is a rally in prices that occurs due to the selloff preceding it being perceived as too severe.
  6. Career / Compensation

    Part-Time Vs. Executive MBA: Which One To Pick?

    In general, there are two routes a prospective student can take when pursuing an MBA: a full-time or a part-time program. ...
  7. Financial Analysis

    Marginal Profit

    Marginal profit is the profit earned by a firm or individual when one additional unit is produced and sold.
  8. Financial Analysis

    Sample Size Neglect

    Sample size neglect occurs when an individual infers too much from a small new sample of information.
  9. Virtual Currency

    Soft Fork

    A soft fork is a change to the software protocol where only previously valid blocks/transactions are made invalid. Since ...
  10. Financial Analysis

    Interested In Pharmaceutical Stocks? Try Novartis (ADR)

    Novartis AG, is the world's leading pharmaceutical company by sales. Here is a closer look at Novartis, and how its financials ...
  11. International / Global


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


    Gamification describes the incentivization of people's engagement in non-game contexts using game-style mechanics.
  13. Brokerages

    eToro vs Plus500 Review & Comparison

    eToro and Plus500 offer traders different experiences. Determine which one is right for you as we compare both brokers' fees, ...
  14. Alternative Investments

    Return Over Maximum Drawdown (RoMaD)

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


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