Overview of Markets and the Economy
Myths of the Street
Demystifying Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds
The Do's and Don'ts of Investing
Lessons from The Big Win and The BIllion Dollar Mistake
The Most Common Mistakes People Make and How to Avoid Them
Formula for Successful Investing
How Can an Individual Compete with the Pros
Wall Street Expert
After two years as a tax attorney, Weiss embarked upon his Wall Street career, first at Oppenheimer & Co. and then at Salomon Brothers, during the time it was controlled by Warren Buffett, developing and communicating investment ideas to the industry’s most respected investment funds including SAC Capital (Steve Cohen), Tiger Management (Julian Robertson), Soros Funds, Kingdon Capital and Omega Advisors (Lee Cooperman). At Salomon, he co-managed the firm’s 500 person Global Research Department, breaking new ground on integrating research from all regions around the globe. He also represented the Equity Division on the Capital Commitment Committee, and chaired the Stock Selection Committee. He went on to co-manage SAC Capital, and then joined Lehman Brothers where he successfully built the top institutional equity sales force on the Street, while serving on their Global Sales, Capital Commitment, Investment Policy, and US Executive Committees. He also played a critical role in the research division’s rise to first place in the prestigious Institutional Investor survey, the pre-eminent measure of Wall Street research.
In addition to being a professional investor, Stephen Weiss is currently under an exclusive television contract to CNBC as a market commentator, appearing in a regular role on Fast Money and Fast Money Halftime Report as well as other CNBC shows, including The Kudlow Report and The Closing Bell. Weiss also regularly blogs about his thoughts on investing and gives speeches to investment groups on the markets and business organizations on building a culture of success. He is also called on to consult with Wall Street firms about their business strategy.
The Billion Dollar Mistake
Weiss authored a very well-regarded investment book: The Billion Dollar Mistake: Learning the Art of Investing from the Missteps of Legendary Investors (Wiley, 2010) currently available in English and Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and 2 Chinese dialects. Forbes named it one of the top 5 new investment books in 2010. His newest book is The Big Win: Legendary Investors and the Secrets to their Smartest Moves (John Wiley and Sons 2012). Both books feature first person interviews with some of the world’s wealthiest and most well-known investors and business people. HEDGED, Weiss's first novel, will be published in August 2012.