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

Why GE Earnings Are Extremely Important for Income Investors

Why GE Earnings Are Extremely Important for Income Investors

This is one report where the real driver will be what the company says and the tone they take when saying it.

2019 Will Be a Good Year for Income Investors

2019 Will Be a Good Year for Income Investors

For the first time in years we don't have to sacrifice quality to maintain income.

Blowout Jobs Report May Have the Fed Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Blowout Jobs Report May Have the Fed Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

From a jobs perspective, I can't imagine a much better report. From the market's perspective, this could be really tricky.

Trump and Xi G-20 Trade Deal: 8 Ways Markets Could React

Trump and Xi G-20 Trade Deal: 8 Ways Markets Could React

Is this 'easy' agreement good enough for stocks to continue to rally?

Trump and Xi's Truce: What It Means for the Market This Week

Trump and Xi's Truce: What It Means for the Market This Week

Is this 'easy' deal good enough for stocks to continue to rally?

The Most Important Credit Lesson I Ever Learned

The Most Important Credit Lesson I Ever Learned

What could a bunch of quant geeks learn from some boring head of credit? Turns out a lot.

Why Dividend Stock Investors Should Be Extra Careful Right Now

Why Dividend Stock Investors Should Be Extra Careful Right Now

With so much going on in the markets, it's likely few people have had the time to connect these dots.

3 Reasons Why Bank Stocks Look Good Here

3 Reasons Why Bank Stocks Look Good Here

Bank of America, Deutsche Bank and other firms are rallying on good second-quarter results, but there should be more gains to come.

6 Top Tips for Income Investors in the Current Environment

6 Top Tips for Income Investors in the Current Environment

From overweighting dividend stocks to avoiding high-yield bonds, this is how I'm playing things here.

How to Play a Coming U.S.-Chinese Trade Deal

How to Play a Coming U.S.-Chinese Trade Deal

Four steps income investors should take now, as Presidents Trump and Xi will likely play nice.