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MICHAEL E. LEWITT has managed billions for institutional and high-net-worth clients and created several of the world’s top-ranked credit and hedge funds over a 29-year career. He is widely regarded as the No. 1 credit strategist working ... more

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The Real Reason Awful Companies (Like This One) Are So Overvalued
The last thing investors need is another retail turnaround story but that’s exactly what they have in Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA). The stock has collapsed from its 52-week high of $46.20.
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How To Quit Being An Ignorant Investor
Most investors are following a painfully ignorant investing “strategy” that will leave them the most exposed and least hedged at the moment when stocks are most overvalued and vulnerable to a correction. How not to make a mistake?
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Don’t Fall For This Private Equity "Masquerade"
A sure sign that a company is in serious trouble is when it announces a restructuring plan.
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These Three Sectors Are Getting Slammed As Washington Flounders
With the retail, energy and financial sectors limping along and political paralysis stalking Washington, investors need a new narrative to pump up stocks.
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Rate Hike Briefing: Here’s What Those 25 Points Mean For You
We haven’t yet reached the breaking point, and we’re still in a bubble. Markets shrugged off the second consecutive quarterly interest rate hike by the Fed last week while signs of excess abounded in the markets.
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Sorry, Donald – Corporate Tax Reform Isn’t Going To Fix All Our Problems
One of those fairy tales is that corporate tax reform is going to cure what ails the American economy, but when you look at the numbers it appears even Jack’s beanstalk wasn’t that big. Trump's reforms aren’t going to fix our problems.
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Editor
Michael Lewitt's Sure Money
September 2015 - Present (3 years 11 months)
CEO and CIO
The Third Friday Group, LLC
September 2012 - Present (7 years)

The Third Friday Group, LLC is an investment management firm that manages The Third Friday Total Return Fund, L.P. as well as separate accounts. It was formerly known as The Credit Strategist Group, Inc.

Editor and Publisher
The Credit Strategist
January 2001 - Present (18 years 10 months)

The Credit Strategist is a monthly newsletter that has focused on the global economy and financial market since 2001. Known as one of the few publications to predict the 2001 and 2008 credit crises. Our web site is www.thecreditstrategist.com.

Member, Editorial Advisory Board - Investments
Trusts & Estates Magazine
January 2000 - December 2014 (15 years 2 months)
Co-Founder and President
Harch Capital Management, LLC
August 1991 - April 2011 (20 years)

Co-founder of HCM where I managed the firm, was co-lead portfolio manager (1991-2001) and lead (2001-11) portfolio manager for billions of dollars of below investment grade corporate credit strategies (including hedge funds, CDOs and separate accounts) for institutional and individual clients. Also functioned as chief legal and compliance officer of firm.

Education

NYU School of Law
Master of Laws (LLM)
1985 / 1988
Taxation
NYU School of Law
JD
1982 / 1985
Law
Yale University
PhD Candidate
1979 / 1981
Comparative Literature
Brown University
Bachelor of Arts
1975 / 1979
Comp Lit/History

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