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Jeremy  Siegel

Jeremy Siegel

Finance Professor & Author

Jeremy Siegel

Finance Professor & Author


Jeremy Siegel is the Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Columbia University in 1967, received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971, and spent one year as a National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University. Prof. Siegel taught for four years at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago before joining the Wharton faculty in 1976.

Prof. Siegel has written and lectured extensively about the economy and financial markets, and has appeared frequently on CNN, CNBC, NPR, and other networks. He is a regular columnist for Kiplinger’s and Yahoo! Finance and has contributed articles to The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, The Financial Times, and other national and international news media. Siegel served for 15 years as head of economics training at JP Morgan and is currently the academic director of the US Securities Industry Institute.

Jeremy Siegel is the author of numerous professional articles and three books. His best known, Stocks for the Long Run, which published its fourth edition in 2008, was named by The Washington Post as one of the ten “best investment books of all time.” His newest book, The Future for Investors: Why the Tried and the True Triumph over the Bold and New, was published by Crown Business in March 2005 and was named “one of the best business books published in 2005” by Businessweek, The Financial Times, and Barron’s magazine.

Prof. Siegel has received many awards and citations for his research and excellence in teaching. In November 2003 he was presented the Distinguished Leadership Award by the Securities Industry Association and in May 2005 he was presented the prestigious Nicholas Molodovsky Award by the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute to “those individuals who have made outstanding contributions of such significance as to change the direction of the profession and to raise it to higher standards of accomplishment.”

Past awards include the Graham and Dodd Award for the best article published in The Financial Analysts Journal in 1993 and the Peter Bernstein and Frank Fabozzi Award for the best article published in The Journal of Portfolio Management in 2000.

In 1994 Professor Siegel received the highest teaching rating in a worldwide ranking of business school professors conducted by Businessweek magazine and, in 2001, Forbes named JeremySiegel.com as one of the “Best Business School Professor” websites.

Prof. Siegel currently serves as Senior Investment Strategy Advisor of WisdomTree Investments, Inc., consulting the firm on its proprietary stock indexes.

Speaker Videos

Are Stocks Still Right for the Long Run?

Speech Topics

What Goes Down Will Come Back Up: What’s Ahead for the Markets Now

The notion that falling stocks are penance for an economy built on indebtedness is overblown. There is nothing intrinsic in the world economy that has lost its productivity. In this speech, Prof. Jeremy Siegel, a renowned professor of finance at the Wharton School and a regular commentator for major financial publications, diagnoses the causes of the current crisis and encourages investors to take heart. Called the “Wizard of Wharton” and one of the world’s keenest financial minds, Siegel has an unshakable belief that brighter days are ahead for Wall Street. He shares his incredible insights on today’s latest financial news and what is ahead for not only Wall Street, but for investors and business.

Investing in a Global Marketplace

As the global marketplace blossoms into a reality, investors need to understand its perils and pitfalls. Is Asia becoming an economic powerhouse, or merely a paper tiger? How do quickly growing countries trap investors into poor returns? Jeremy Siegel gives an overview of what lies ahead for international investors as the borderless economy begins to emerge.

Are Stocks Still Right for the Long Run?

Given the current market, doubt in the soundness of the stock market has crept in among investors. Jeremy Siegel takes a critical look at current and future earnings of the S&P 500 Index and reviews historical returns and what investors should expect from their investments today.

What Are Stocks Really Worth?

How should we value stocks in today's market? What level of PE can current companies justify? Jeremy Siegel examines warranted price-to-earnings ratios by looking back at the original Nifty-Fifty.