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Peter Ricchiuti Louisiana
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Peter Ricchiuti (Ri-Shooty) is the business school professor you wish you had back in college! He teaches at Tulane University's Freeman School of Business where his insight and humor have twice made him the school's top professor.

He has been featured on CNN and CNBC as well as in The New York Times, BARRON'S, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Over the past 20 years Peter has addressed more than a 1,000 groups in 47 states and several countries. He is asked back time and again for return engagements and has tailored his speeches to such diverse audiences as nuns, travel executives, tin can manufacturers, waterpark owners, RV dealers, financial planners and NFL players.

Peter started his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody & Co. and later managed over three billion dollars as the assistant treasurer for the state of Louisiana. Peter hosts a popular weekly business show on National Public Radio in New Orleans, and the Financial Times recently published his first book, Stocks Under Rocks: How to Uncover Overlooked, Profitable Market Opportunities.


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  • Market Signals: 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

  • Uncertainty Brings Opportunity - The decisions made by business leaders and investors during tough times determine their relative condition when things improve. Decision makers need the proper tools to correctly balance survival and opportunism. Making the right calls involves blocking out the noise and remembering that if a majority of the people were right, ... a majority of the people would be rich.

  • The Four Most Dangerous Words In Finance - "THIS TIME IT'S DIFFERENT!" - Trees don't really grow to the sky and downturns eventually find some kind of equilibrium point. In times of great optimism and great pessimism we tend to lose sight of historical economic patterns and valuations. Unfortunately, for many each time is the first time. The buzzing background of the 24 hour news cycle only serves to make this worse. We will look at indicators that deliver perspective.

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

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