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. Markets & Economy

    Why is Deflation Bad for the Economy?

    Deflation can adversely affect the economy in significant ways.
  2. Buzz & Trending

    How Does Spotify Make Money? (NFLX, AAPL)

    Illegal music downloads have had a serious economic impact on the recording industry. Spotify, the largest streaming service, ...
  3. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Wall St. Pushes Back on Trump's 100-yr Bond Idea

    Mnuchin's proposal to lock in low rates with 50 and 100-yr bonds faces opposition from Wall Street.
  4. Stocks

    A Renewed Trump Rally Close at Hand?

    There is optimism as the Dow's trades below its 50-day average for the first time since election.
  5. Stocks

    Why Your Passive Fund Is Crushing Active Managers

    A new study shows passive funds outperformed over 5, 10 and 15 years
  6. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Foreign Debt May Compete Against U.S. Treasuries

    The threat to investors from the selloff of the Fed's portfolio may be dwarfed from a bigger one in overseas markets.
  7. Investing

    What the Biggest Active Bond Fund Is Buying Now

    Metwest, the largest bond fund with $78.6B under management, sharply boosted its defensive positions.
  8. Markets & Economy

    Two Views of Economy Collide: Data vs. Sentiment

    Soaring confidence about the economy contrasts with hard data showing weakness
  9. 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
  10. Mutual Funds

    Mutual Fund Basics Tutorial

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

    Bond Basics Tutorial

    Investing in bonds - What are they, and do they belong in your portfolio?
  12. 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 ...
  13. Investing Strategy

    IPO Basics Tutorial

    What's an IPO, can you get in on one, and will they make you rich?
  14. Markets & Economy

    All About Inflation

    What causes inflation? How does it affect your investments and standard of living? This tutorial has the answers.
  15. Virtual Currency

    Can Bitcoin Hard Fork?

    A hard fork on the Bitcoin blockchain could happen. It's best to be prepared.