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Webinar: Sandy and the Cliff. How Bad?
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This session will discuss the effects of Superstorm Sandy and include comparisons to Hurricane Katrina. The discussion will focus on topics ranging from storm risks to household spending which remains the dominant part of the U.S. economy. Additional concerns to be included in this session are the Fiscal Cliff and how changes to personal income tax rates could influence employment and household spending.

12/13/2012
When: Thursday, December 13
2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Contact: Jessica Mandel


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Webinar Summary:

This session will highlight the effects of Superstorm Sandy and include comparisons to Hurricane Katrina. The discussion will focus on topics ranging from storm risks to household spending which remains the dominant part of the U.S. economy. Additional concerns to be included in this session are the Fiscal Cliff and how changes to personal income tax rates could influence employment and household spending.

Presenter:  Richard Hastings, Macro and Consumer Strategist,
                        Global Hunter Securities, LLC


Key Topics:

  • Superstorm Sandy: economic damage estimates
  • Possible impacts on consumer spending and GDP
  • Historical comparisons to other major natural disasters including Japan Great East Earthquake 2011Hurricanes Andrew, Irene and Katrina
  • Fiscal Cliff updates and possible impacts on 2013-2014 economy

Who should attend:

  • Credit Managers
  • Corporate Executive Officers
  • Corporate Financial Officers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Merchandisers
  • Marketing Analysts

Pricing:

FCFP Members: Free
Smyyth Trade Group Members: Free
Non-Members: Free

About Our Presenter:

Richard Hastings serves as Macro and Consumer Strategist with international investment bank, Global Hunter Securities, LLC. In addition to his work on retailers and the consumer, he analyzes motor gasoline trends, precious metals, real estate and construction. He is a member of the Market Technician’s Association, The Credit Research Foundation, serves as Economic Advisor to the Federation of Credit and Financial Professionals and serves on the board of the CFA Institute North Carolina Society. He is a frequent guest on CNBC and on Bloomberg TV, and a frequent commentator on markets to Dow Jones and MarketWatch.  


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