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.

  1. FA Profession

    MBA vs. Master's in Finance

    While an MBA offers more flexibility in terms of curriculum and ability to take classes part-time, a Master of Finance is ...
  2. Company Insights

    AMD vs. Nvidia: Who Dominates GPUs?

    A look at AMD and Nvidia, focusing on their latest GPU technology, and what is in store in the future.
  3. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Desperate for Yield: Why 100-Year Bonds Are Hot

    Investors rush to scoop up the 100-year debt of junk-rated Argentina illustrates the search for yield.
  4. Virtual Currency

    Pot Industry Turns to Bitcoin After Banks Snub Them

    Recreational marijuana is now legal in Calif., Mass., and Nevada. The industry has no bank accounts. This is a huge opportunity ...
  5. Company Insights

    AMD versus Intel: Is AMD Catching Up?

    Over the past 12 months, shares of Advanced Micro Devices have blown away its top competitor Intel.
  6. Company Insights

    Why AMD Is Intel’s Only Competitor (INTC, AMD)

    A look at the history of competition between Intel and AMD.
  7. Stocks

    The Bull Market May Be Broader Than Apple, Google (SPX, AAPL, GOOG)

    Broadening Bull: The market's advance may be broader than investors think
  8. 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 ...
  9. Company Insights

    Is Seadrill Worth the Risk? (SDRL, SDLP)

    Seadrill Limited, a deep-sea oil drilling outfit, is still feeling the pain of fallen oil prices.
  10. Stocks

    Seadrill vs. Transocean: Surviving Low Oil Prices

    Deep sea oil companies Transocean and Seadrill are facing questions of long-term viability.
  11. Stocks

    Plug Power's Top Shareholders (AMZN, PLUG)

    A quick look at Plug Power's other major shareholders and how their stakes stack up against Amazon's.
  12. Investing Strategy

    Stock Basics Tutorial

    If you're new to the stock market and want the basics, this is the tutorial for you!
  13. Company Insights

    Why Amazon Invested in Plug Power (AMZN, PLUG)

    Last month, online giant Amazon inked a deal with alternative energy company Plug Power.
  14. Company Insights

    AMD vs. Qualcomm: Who Dominates VR?

    AMD is making a new push to dominate the industry's emerging segment: virtual reality.
  15. Markets & Economy

    Fiscal Vs. Monetary Policy Pros & Cons

    When it comes to influencing macroeconomic outcomes, governments have typically relied on one of two primary courses of action: ...