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Peter Ricchiuti      

Tulane Finance Professor & "Funny Economist"

Peter Ricchiuti (Ri-Chooty) is originally from Boston but “came to New Orleans just as soon as he'd heard about it.”

He has been featured widely in the financial media including; The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, CNBC and BARRON's.

Ricchiuti has addressed more than 1100 groups in 47 states and several countries. He is also the host of "Out To Lunch", a weekly business show on National Public Radio in New Orleans.

Ricchiuti is a graduate of Babson College and began his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody in Boston. He later managed Louisiana’s $3 billion investment portfolio while serving as the assistant state treasurer.

From Memphis to Mars (PA), Ricchiuti has addressed more than 1200 groups in 47 states and several countries. He has been featured in BARRON’S, Kiplinger’s, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He also hosts a popular weekly business show on National Public Radio in New Orleans called “Out To Lunch.”

Peter teaches finance at Tulane University where he has received numerous teaching awards. He is the business professor you WISH you had back in college.

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.”

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