Peter Ricchiuti


Peter Ricchiuti

Wall Street Investment Visionary | Entertaining Finance Speaker

“If the majority of people were right, the majority of people would be rich!” So says Wall Street investment visionary Peter Ricchiuti, who teaches audiences why “follow the herd” mentality rarely delivers long-term success when it comes to the markets. Teaching people smart strategies for stock hunting, the importance of proper diversification, and the cyclical nature of both stocks and investment sectors, Ricchiuti’s talks are as informative as they are fun.

Ricchiuti teaches finance at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business and is the founder of the Burkenroad Reports investment research program, where he leads a team of more than 180 of the university’s business students in search of the investment “skinny” on undervalued and overlooked stocks. Ricchiuti started his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody and later managed over three billion dollars as the assistant treasurer for the state of Louisiana.

In 2014, The Financial Times published Ricchiuti’s first book, Stocks Under Rocks, and he currently hosts a popular weekly business program called Out To Lunch on National Public Radio in New Orleans.
He served as a director of Amedisys, Inc., the nation’s largest home healthcare company, from 1997 to 2015. During this period, the stock rose by about 1000%.


Market Signals: What the Financial Markets Are Telling Us Now

“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.

Outline of topics covered: ·Outlook for the Deficit and Interest Rates Outlook for Energy Prices
·Market Valuation Techniques
·Equity Valuation Techniques
·Historic Pricing and Performance of Various Asset Classes
·Pros and Cons of International Investing


Today’s challenging economy was starting to show in the stock and bond markets inmid-2006. Shifts in the financial markets are leading economic indicators and usually occur about 6-9 months ahead of actual changes in the economy. Give your self an edge. Understanding the historic, long-term, cyclical nature of the economy may allow you to better position both your business and portfolio for what’s ahead.


If a majority of the people were right, a majority of the people would be rich … AND THEY’RE NOT! Contrary to popular opinion, today’s difficult markets are creating unprecedented opportunities to better position your clients and expand your book of business. By better understanding business cycles you will be prepared to share a valuable long-term perspective to a large and often frustrated base of potential clients.

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