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Peter Ricchiuti      

Tulane Finance Professor & "Funny Economist"

Peter Ricchiuti is the finance professor you wish you had back in college. His insight and humor have twice made him the top professor at Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business. Ricchiuti is a graduate of Babson College and began his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody in Boston. After a successful career on Wall Street, Ricchiuti served for five years as Assistant State Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer for the State of Louisiana. There he skillfully managed the State's $3 billion investment portfolio.

In 1993, Ricchiuti founded the Burkenroad Reports investment research program, where he leads a team of more than 200 business students in search of the investment "skinny" on undervalued stocks in six southern states. Ricchiuti and the Burkenroad Reports have been featured widely in the financial media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, The Washington Post, CNN and CNBC.

Ricchiuti is a frequent contributor in financial and business media, and has addressed over 1,000 groups in 47 states as a popular meeting and conference speaker. His unique presentation style puts him in front of a wide variety of audiences, including his selection by the NFL to teach investment workshops to the New Orleans Saints. In 2014 The Financial Times published Peter’s first book, "Stocks Under Rocks." He is also the host of "Out To Lunch," a weekly business show on National Public Radio in New Orleans.

Speech Topics

Do These Earnings Make My PE Look Big???

How high is too high? The truth is that no investment is either good or bad. It is all a function of the price that you are buying or selling it at. This kind of thinking is often ignored in a market frenzy. It’s often tough to trust your instincts, focus on the historic patterns and not get swept up by all those talking heads. As economist John Kenneth Galbraith once said “there are two kinds of forecasters, those that don’t know, and those that don’t know that they don’t know.”

What The Financial Markets Are Telling Us Now??

The economy is inherently cyclical. While these cycles don’t necessarily repeat themselves, they usually rhyme. “The financial markets often foretell what’s ahead for the economy. This can illuminate opportunities and serve as valuable storm warnings for business leaders. A lot of this runs counter to what people are commonly hearing in the media.

Outline of topics covered:

      • Politics and Your Investments

      • Outlook for the Deficit and Interest Rates

      • Outlook for Energy Prices

      • Market Valuation Techniques

      • Pros and Cons of International Investing

Stocks Under Rocks: How to Uncover Overlooked, Profitable Market Opportunities

The Four Most Dangerous Words in Finance: "This Time It's Different!"

The truth is that, despite the media hysteria, the financial markets and the economy follow historical patterns. Recognizing and understanding these trends can pay big dividends.

Keeping Up with (Dow) Jones: Interpreting Wall Street jargon for fun and profit

New Economy/Old Economy: What's in it for you?

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Market Signals: What the financial markets are telling us about the future

What's Ahead for Your Industry? Find out what Wall Street is saying about you

Uncertainty Brings Opportunity

Following the herd has rarely produced superior investment results. Current volatility gives advisors an opportunity to provide real value to clients and additional market opportunities for their practice. Tulane professor and keynote speaker Peter Ricchiuti brings this to us in a fresh and entertaining format. He will also talk to us about the unique stock research program he runs with his students.

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"If the majority of people were right, the majority of the people would be rich... and they're not!" Following the herd has rarely produced superior long-term results. Tulane University's Peter Ricchiuti will share his informative and entertaining perspective on financial markets, the importance of proper diversification, and the cyclical nature of both stocks and investment sectors. He will also tell us about the unusual securities research program he heads up with his students.

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How does inflation impact Americans?
As the economy continues to reopen, inflation is rising. New reports from The Federal Reserve show inflation going up at rates we haven’t seen in almost 30 years. The current inflation rate is at 5%. That is the highest it’s been since 1992. But that doesn’t really explain it. You read terms like "inflation" and it can seem detached from your finances.
Pelican State Portfolio once again outperforms broader markets
The Pelican State Portfolio, a group of Louisiana stocks tracked by the newspaper, once again outperformed the broader markets as investors shifted away from growth stocks toward smaller, well run businesses.
Explaining GameStop, hedge funds and shorting a stock
There is something wild happening on Wall Street. All week several companies thought to be dead in the water because of the pandemic, like GameStop and AMC movie theaters have seen their stocks jump through the roof. Here’s the twist: It’s mostly caused by social media.

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