John Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence (1819) in the United States Capitol Rotunda depicts the presentation of the draft of the Declaration of Independence to the Second Continental Congress.


The Simple Math: How a Mere Quarter-Percent Interest Rate Hike Can Produce Big Swings on Bond Prices and Foreign Exchange Rates


Thanksgiving Day and Globalization


International Tax Avoidance: Clarifying Multinational Company Tax Issues


Chinese Cyber-Espionage on US Companies: The Asymmetry in the Analogy of the “Pot Calling the Kettle Black”

AUGUST 2015 

Hedging Transactions Involving Foreign Exchange Risk – A Primer: Falling in Love with a Puerto Vallarta Condo

Case Study A – The American Buyers’ Perspective (Printable Version: Hedging Transactions_Part A_FJContractor_2015)
Case Study B – The Mexican Sellers’ Perspective (Printable Version: Hedging Transactions_Part B_FJContractor_2015)
Case Study C – Epilogue (Printable Version: Hedging Transactions_Part C_FJContractor_2015)

Updates: What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means for American Business

JULY 2015

Why a Single Currency Works in the US, but Not Very Well in Europe: Three Minimal Conditions for the Eurozone to Function

What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means for American Business


Is China set to become the world’s largest economy in 2015?

MAY 2014

Global Management in a Still-Fragmented World

APRIL 2014

The US—One of the World’s Most Competitive Manufacturing Locations?



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