Northeastern University – Stock Markets and Crises 2022H2: Insights from Inside the Pentagon

By Professor Joel Litman

Chairman and CEO of Valens Research and the Founder and Chief Investment Strategist of Altimetry Financial Research


Monday, 26th September 2022



6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

We are happy to announce for the Northeastern University Community, in partnership with the Northeastern University Finance and Investment Club, Professor Joel Litman will deliver “Insights from Inside the Pentagon” with the Strategic Macro research he provides the U.S. Department of Defense and many of the largest institutional investors in the world.

In “Stock Markets and Crises 2022,” Professor Litman covers the following:

  • What do Russia’s sanctions and the War in Ukraine mean for U.S. markets? 
  • The real indicators driving (and forecasting) inflation and interest rates 
  • As the U.S. percentage of global GDP falls and China’s grows, is Pax Americana finally over (as the financial media and some economists purport)?
  • What metrics other than GDP will tell us which way the U.S. and global markets are headed?
  • How will China-based re-globalization impact the U.S. companies and jobs (and what is the future for China in its role in the world)?

After more than three decades of research, working with some of the top institutional investors in the world, Professor Litman places these tough questions and situations in the context of the Market Phase Cycle™ and Strategic Valuation.

(Note for Northeastern University Students: This is also a unique opportunity to learn more about the co-op opportunities at Valens Research, the team that advises the Pentagon and shares insights with the FBI.)

Over many years, and at incredibly important junctions of time, this powerful framework of “Strategic Valuation” has provided market insights that investors have called invaluable and with a predictiveness described as “uncanny.”

These include a prescient “canary in the coal mine” bear market call in early 2008, long before the stock market bottom in 2009.

Meanwhile, his well-publicized bull thesis from 2013 through 2019 kept investors fully loaded in equities during one of the great bull markets of history.

And at the height of the pandemic-related market collapse in March, April, May, and June of 2020, Professor Litman’s clients repeatedly heard pound-the-table evidence for buying into the market bottom and staying long throughout the rest of 2020 and all of 2021.

What do the formidable and proprietary market and economic signals say right now, with the major geopolitical conflicts, massive government debt, inflation, and rising interest rates? 

Attendees will find a perspective the mainstream financial media have completely missed.

Professor Litman’s research is utilized by all of the Top 10 largest investment managers in the world, 230+ of the largest 300 global managers, and more than 40,000 individual and firm subscribers.

In this special event for Northeastern University students, alumni, and community—Professor Litman will present extremely practical economic analysis and how it helps some of the greatest investors and leadership teams to recognize, analyze, and take advantage of bull and bear markets.

Click HERE to register for this exciting program brought to Northeastern University students, alumni, and community in partnership with the Northeastern University Finance and Investment Club.

About the Speaker:

Professor Joel Litman is Chairman and CEO of Valens Research and the Founder and Chief Investment Strategist of Altimetry Financial.

Professor Litman has lectured and advised at top programs including Harvard Business School and Wharton, for the U.S. government, including the Pentagon and U.S. Marine Corps War College, for CFA Societies and investment teams from New York to Paris to Beijing, and for leadership at the world’s largest firms such as PwC and Credit Suisse.

Professor Litman has been interviewed on CNBC, quoted in the Wall Street Journal’s Barron’s Magazine and Institutional Investor, and Forbes. He published “Give My Regrets to Wall Street” in Harvard Business Review. He co-authored the highly-acclaimed book, “DRIVEN: Business Strategy, Human Actions, and the Creation of Wealth.”

As Chairman of the UAFRS Council, Professor Litman has spearheaded the global use of Uniform Accounting for investment decisions and strategic business analysis. 

Professor Litman is a member of the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), received a B.S. in Accounting from DePaul University, and an MBA/MM from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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