Brenneman Professor of Business Strategy at Washburn University

Robert A. Weigand, Ph.D., is Professor of Finance and Brenneman Professor of Business Strategy at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, where he teaches Financial Management and more


Sector Analysis Suggests Investors Are Cautious About The Sustainability Of The "Trump Rally"
Sector performance over the past six months suggests the market’s gains may not be sustainable, as market leadership has been confined mainly to sectors typically associated with a “risk-off” attitude on the part of investors.
TIAA-CREF Warns That Negative Interest Rates Are Coming
This morning I received a message from TIAA-CREF informing me, and all plan participants, to begin taking negative yields into account as we consider our future asset allocations.
The Great Central Bank Permabubble
A considerable amount of time has passed since the financial crisis of 2008 and the “great recession” that followed. March 2016 marks the seventh year since the economy began its long, slow recovery and the current bull market in stocks began.
Leading Indicators Suggest U.S. Economic Activity Approaching Stall Speed
The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Indicators have deteriorated significantly over the past year.
The Fed Won’t Raise Rates Until Deflationary Trends Reverse
Corn and cocoa are the only two major agricultural commodities to finish the trailing 12 month period at slightly higher average prices. Oats, wheat and cotton prices declined modestly, and soybeans and coffee are both down over 35% from a year ago.
Sector Analysis Reveals Investors’ Waning Appetite For Risk
Sector activity shows that investors had been positioning themselves for a steep correction since May. Whether or not the selling continues into bear territory or remains confined to a quick correction likely depends on the Fed.


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TIAA-CREF Warns That Negative Interest Rates Are Coming
1 year ago

Thanks, Gary. Of course, low interest rates are like any other form of artificial stimulation. Markets like the "buzz" at first, but then ever-larger doses (QE programs, calculating P/E ratios with "adjusted" rather than GAAP earnings, etc.) are required to maintain the high. And, like any addict, the only way to get clean is to stop using and face the pain of withdrawal (-20% to -35% bear market). Volcker was a banker, and he knew how to prescribe harsh medicine when it was required. Greenspan, Bernanke and Yellen are part academics, part government apparatchiks.

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Professor of Finance/Business Strategy
Washburn University
August 2005 - Present (12 years 8 months)
Robert A. Weigand, Ph.D., is Professor of Finance and Brenneman Professor of Business Strategy at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, where he directs the Applied Portfolio Management program. Dr. Weigand has also been a faculty member at Texas A&M University, the University of Colorado, and the University of South Florida.
Associate Professor
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
August 1997 - July 2005 (8 years 1 month)
Assistant Professor
University of South Florida
August 1994 - July 1997 (3 years)


University of Arizona, Eller College of Management
1989 / 1993
Financial Economics


Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management + Online Video Course: Tools to Analyze and Manage Your Stock Portfolio
Robert A. Weigand
From asset allocation to modeling the intrinsic value of a stock, Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management + Online Video Course offers readers a solid foundation in the practice of fundamental analysis using the same tools and techniques as professional investors. Filled with real-world illustrations and hands-on applications, Professor Weigand's learning system takes a rigorous, empirical approach to topics such as analyzing the macro-finance environment, sector rotation, financial analysis and valuation, assessing a company's competitive position, and reporting the performance of a stock portfolio. Unlike typical books on this subject—which feature chapters to read and exercises to complete—this resource allows readers to actively participate in the learning experience by completing writing exercises and manipulating interactive spreadsheets that illustrate the principles being taught.