Commodities: They’re not boring anymore

Nov 25th, 2008 | By | Category: Pre-2012 Blogs

ABSTRACT: In July 2005 for the first time all commodity prices rose in the same period, Goldman Sachs outlandishly forecasted oil prices rising to $105/barrel, Goldman and Citigroup stated that these oil highs wouldn’t last with Citigroup saying that declining demand would be the restoring factor.  Commodities expert Jodie M. Gunzberg, who is Marco Consulting [...]



Staying Professional in Troubled Times

Nov 22nd, 2008 | By | Category: Pre-2012 Blogs

ABSTRACT In a year of transformation, communication skills can make or break your efforts.  Business Communications Trainer and Coach Cathy Emma gives sage advice on how to keep yourself and your team motivated while managing the emotions and anxiety that poor economic periods inflict on most individuals.  Immediately following this article is HQ Companies’ founder [...]



2009 Financial Services Job Forecast

Nov 21st, 2008 | By | Category: Pre-2012 Blogs

ABSTRACT:  Kathy Graham is back at it again:  read her 2009 Financial Services Job Forecast.  Will it be as accurate as her preceding six forecasts have turned out to be?  Find out what sectors and jobs will be growing…and what won’t.  Listen to her 11/14/08 interview with First Business discussing her 2009 Financial Services Job Forecast [...]



Derivatives Detox

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Pre-2012 Blogs

ABSTRACT Janet Tavakoli was one of the first and few voices speaking up about the risks of structured finance, including derivatives. The 2003 first edition of this book was a beacon warning of the dangers that this product line would play in creating the current global financial crisis.  Her new book, Structured Finance & Collateralized [...]




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