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

Following Trump From Point A to Point A

Following Trump From Point A to Point A

I think we can demonstrate this painful process with one quick chart.

A Treacherous Market to Trade

A Treacherous Market to Trade

Markets are at risk of ongoing balance sheet and risk reduction, where both stocks and bonds do poorly.

3 Paths Trump Could Take to Redirect National Dialogue From Impeachment

3 Paths Trump Could Take to Redirect National Dialogue From Impeachment

The president's efforts to damp negative impeachment headlines could involve Iran and/or trade.

Gloom and Doom Could Lead to Several Positive Surprises

Gloom and Doom Could Lead to Several Positive Surprises

it seems that consensus is to interpret anything that can be viewed as bad, as actually bad, and anything that could be good, as an aberration that will soon become bad.

Expect More to Come Following Saudi Oil Attacks, but All Is Not Dire

Expect More to Come Following Saudi Oil Attacks, but All Is Not Dire

I would add, but not aggressively, to energy holdings, following the developments in the Middle East and signs that the potential for the global economy is not as bad off as previously believed.

There's a 'Weak' Link in Low Volatility Funds

There's a 'Weak' Link in Low Volatility Funds

I am increasingly concerned about the amount of money flowing into these funds, largely because these flows represent 'weak hands.'

6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy Treasuries Now

6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy Treasuries Now

Bonds got ahead of themselves and there were number of factors at work.

U.S.-China Trade War: Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better

U.S.-China Trade War: Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better

I start this week in risk-off mode and want to sell every rally in risk.

GE's Still Got Street Cred as Goes on Debt Diet

GE's Still Got Street Cred as Goes on Debt Diet

Despite getting hit with allegations last week, General Electric still has name, history and size.

Don't Be Suckered by the Recent Treasury-Bond Rally

Don't Be Suckered by the Recent Treasury-Bond Rally

But do think about refinancing your home mortgage.