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. Financial Analysis

    Leverage Ratio

    A leverage ratio is any one of several financial measurements that look at how much capital comes in the form of debt, or ...
  2. Financial Analysis

    Enterprise Value (EV)

    Enterprise Value (EV) is a measure of a company's total value, often used as a more comprehensive alternative to equity market ...
  3. Financial Analysis

    Sharpe Ratio

    The Sharpe ratio is the average return earned in excess of the risk-free rate per unit of volatility or total risk.
  4. 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 ...
  5. Investing


    A dividend is a distribution of a portion of a company's earnings, decided by the board of directors, to a class of its shareholders.
  6. Markets & Economy

    Quantitative Easing is Now a Fixture, Not a Temporary Patch

    Rather than being a temporary patch, QE (quantitative easing) is now a fixture in global economic policy, for good or for ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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.
  12. Company Insights

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

    A look at the history of competition between Intel and AMD.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. Stocks

    Seadrill vs. Transocean: Surviving Low Oil Prices

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