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

    Non-standard Monetary Policy

    A non-standard monetary policy is a tool used by a central bank or other monetary authority that falls out of the scope of ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Investing

    Hedge Fund Balance Sheet Example

    Once a niche investment, hedge funds have grown to more than $3.2 trillion in assets under management.
  4. Forex & Currencies

    Low Interest Rate Environment

    A low interest rate environment is when the risk-free rate of interest is lower than the historic average.
  5. Markets & Economy

    Fiscal Policy vs. Monetary Policy: Pros & Cons

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

    Endowment Effect

    The endowment effect is the bias and perception that the personal ownership of an object exceeds any listed market value.
  7. Investing Strategy

    Anchoring and Adjustment

    When an individual makes estimates based on an initial value or figure they fixate on, it is called anchoring and adjustment.
  8. Stocks

    Why Do Global Markets Freak Out?

    Understanding what stocks are will take the mystery out of their movements.
  9. Virtual Currency

    Is Ethereum More Important Than Bitcoin?

    Ethereum's market capitalization is only about a third of Bitcoin, but some think it is gaining ground fast.
  10. Career / Compensation

    Freelancer

    A freelancer is an individual who earns money on a per-job or per-task basis, usually for short-term work
  11. International / Global

    Top Indian Stocks Traded In The U.S

    American investors looking to diversify their portfolio to include Indian stocks can do so easily by purchasing shares ADRs ...
  12. Entrepreneurship

    Donation-Based Crowd Funding

    Donation-based crowd funding is seeking small amounts of money from a large group of contributors to fund the completion ...
  13. Brokerages

    What Type of Brokerage Account Is Right for You?

    A broker, also known as a brokerage, is a company that connects buyers and sellers of things like stocks and bonds.
  14. 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 ...
  15. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Bond

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