Assistant Professor of Finance
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Tom Shohfi is a financial economics graduate research and teaching assistant at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Before his current role, he was a co-founder of SmicroCaps, Inc. and a senior analyst focused on the technology, media and telecom (TMT) ... more

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E Super Bowl LII Market Neutral Portfolios
NFL stakes have easily outpaced S&P 500 since Super Bowl I. NFL advertisers or competitors may benefit from NFL trends. Think Philly will go crazy? Here's a "Philadelphia Anarchy" Portfolio.
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Beware The Equity Crater
Valuation between the balance sheet and income/cash flow statements: simply three blocks making up a horizontal bar
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

ACTS Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
ALOT Astro - Med Inc.
ALV Autoliv Inc.
AWI Armstrong World Industries Inc.
AWX Avalon Holdings Corporation
BA The Boeing Company
BAC Bank of America Corporation
BWA BorgWarner Inc.
CAW CCA Industries Inc
CIT CIT Group Inc.
CREE Cree Inc.
CYNO Cynosure Inc.
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
ELSE Electro - Sensors Inc.
ERF Enerplus Corporation
FRD Friedman Industries, Inc
GE General Electric Company
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co.
MCO Moody's Corporation
MU Micron Technology Inc.
NVDA Nvidia Corporation
PGH Pengrowth Energy Corporation
PHG Royal Philips Electronics
QXM Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co. Ltd.
RMBS Rambus Inc.
RMD ResMed Inc.
SPGI S&P Global
XINGF Qiao Xing Universal Resources Inc
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR
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Assistant Professor of Finance and Accounting
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
July 2015 - Present (5 years 5 months)

My academic research focuses on security analysts, credit markets, and market microstructure. I teach Financial Trading and Investment and an applied investment management course where students develop quantitative strategies using R, Python, and other programming environments.

Research/Teaching Assistant, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Pittsburgh
August 2010 - June 2015 (4 years 11 months)

Working papers address current topics in high frequency trading, credit default swaps, analyst disclosure, and cyber-security . Assisted with research projects on stock repurchase effects and executive compensation. Teaching assistant for Introduction to Finance undergraduate course (Fall 2011). Primary instructor for CBA Investment Management course (Fall 2013-Spring 2015). Tutor for MBA Financial Management course. Substitute teacher for Options, Futures and Forwards MBA course. 

Founder, Senior Analyst
SmicroCaps, Inc.
June 2008 - July 2010 (2 years 2 months)

SmicroCaps, Inc. is a provider of equity research and liquidity analytics services for small and micro capitalization stocks. Our focus is on real companies that Wall Street ignores and where liquidity may readily flow. This area of the market represents the greatest source of inefficiencies with which our clients can find the best risk adjusted sources of return.

Education

University of Pittsburgh - Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
PhD
2010 / 2015
Financial Economics
University of North Carolina at Chappel Hill - Kennan-Flager Business School
MBA
2006 / 2008
Investment Management and Entreprenurship
New York University
B.A.
1997 / 2001
Computer Science and Mathematics

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