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    Generating Alpha: Predicting Volatility and Corrections

    December 10, 2014 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  Add to Calendar

    103 West 103 West Paces Ferry Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30305  Directions


    $15.00 Member Fee

    $35.00 Guest Fee

    Every attendee will be receiving a complimentary copy of his father’s book “Intermarket Analysis and Investing” (4.5 stars, 35 reviews on Amazon),

    PLUS. a free Kindle Fire giveaway for those who enter by dropping a business card into the fishbowl.  


    As Chief Investment Strategist, Michael helps to structure portfolios to best take advantage of various strategies designed to maximize the amount of time and capital spent in potentially outperforming investments. Prior to this role, Mr. Gayed served as a Portfolio Manager for a large international investment group, trading long/short investment ideas in an effort to capture excess returns. From 2004 to 2008, Michael was a Portfolio Strategist at AmeriCap Advisers, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm which managed equity portfolios for large institutional clients. As a member of the investment committee, Michael performed detailed analysis on various stocks and worked closely with the principals of the firm to structure client portfolios. In 2007, he launched his own long/short hedge fund, using various trading strategies focused on taking advantage of stock market anomalies.

    Michael is an active contributor to popular financial websites, including<>,<>, and<>. He has been interviewed on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, as well as the Wall Street Journal live for his unique approach to interpreting market movements. His analysis has also been featured by Marc Faber of the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report.

    Michael earned his B.S. from New York University, and is a CFA Charterholder. Follow him on Twitter: @pensionpartners, and on YouTube:<>

    Michael A. Gayed, CFA, and Charlie Bilello, CMT, of Pension Partners, LLC co-authored two award-winning papers in 2014 that challenge the efficient market hypothesis by revealing market anomalies that have persisted over time. In separate papers, they focus on the utilities sector and Treasury bonds, providing a systematic way to outperform the market on an absolute and risk-adjusted basis. Importantly, they also show how the unique behavior of utilities and Treasuries can be used to anticipate periods of higher volatility and market corrections. Their work has important implications for both asset allocators and active managers.

    Join Michael A. Gayed, CFA, co-author of these papers as he presents their research and provides practical ways of active tactical asset allocation using the signaling power of Utilities and Treasuries.

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