Peter Tchir

Peter Tchir started his career at Bankers Trust and later at Deutsche Bank, running high-yield derivatives. He has traded all manner of fixed-income products, both on the sell side as a market maker and as a portfolio manager at a fixed-income hedge fund.  During the financial crisis he ran the U.S. CDS-index business (made famous by The Big Short) for RBS.

Peter received B.S. in mathematics and computer sciences from the University of Waterloo and an MBA with distinction from Vanderbilt University, where he also won the Matt Wiggington Leadership Award for outstanding performance in finance.

Recent Articles By The Author

Bitcoin Is Trading Below $7,000, But I Want It to Fall Even More

Bitcoin Is Trading Below $7,000, But I Want It to Fall Even More

I won't be bullish until it hits $5,000.

What Big Investors Are Truly Worried About Right Now

What Big Investors Are Truly Worried About Right Now

A road trip reveals some surprising answers.

What Does This Market Remind Me Of? You May Not Want to Remember

What Does This Market Remind Me Of? You May Not Want to Remember

This market volatility reminds me of two other manic and headline-driven times.

My Favorite Dividend Sector and Why I Like Municipal Bonds and Closed-End Funds

My Favorite Dividend Sector and Why I Like Municipal Bonds and Closed-End Funds

This area is set to continue to do well even if rates rise.

3 Big Reasons You Should Be Concerned About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies in 2018

3 Big Reasons You Should Be Concerned About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies in 2018

Bitcoin belongs in only one area of your portfolio -- if that.

Income Seeker: Examine Your Borrowing Costs

You need to adjust to higher borrowing costs.

3 Investments I Like for October (and 2 That I Hate)

3 Investments I Like for October (and 2 That I Hate)

Bitcoin looks good, but dividend stocks don't. Here's the full rundown as to why.

Catastrophe Bonds Add Diversification

Catastrophe Bonds Add Diversification

Right now, 'CAT' bonds offering the opportunity for strong price appreciation in addition to income.

Why All Investors Must Follow Politicians on Twitter

Why All Investors Must Follow Politicians on Twitter

Don't just follow President Trump on Twitter. Expand your horizons.

5 Things Only Smart Investors Should Do in September

5 Things Only Smart Investors Should Do in September

From following Trump on Twitter to checking out retail stocks and closed-end funds, here's your autumn gameplan.