The Week Ahead: Throw Away the Rulebook

September 27, 2008

From my weekly MSN TopStocks Article:

Next week is going to be tricky as the winners and losers from whatever bailout plan is presented will become more apparent. Yes, there will be some kind of bailout, no matter how distasteful that may seem. Fortunately, there are only a few companies reporting, so any damage from earnings reports will be limited.

To help with deciphering the companies analyzed, we are adding a new component to this feature starting this week as we will include a Positive/Neutral/Negative rating along with the current StockScouter rank. Each week a review of the analysis will be presented as well. Read more

TDI Episode 43: Inside MSN Money and The Facebook Factor

February 3, 2008

Special Guest: Chris Jolley, MSN Money Senior Manager. $180 prize giveaway. MSN Money and discussion of where they are going. Andrew begins with a discussion of the Microsoft and YAHOO! deal and the real reasons for the move. Then we go in depth into the MSN Money site and what it has to offer.

Chris Jolley is a 12 year – veteran of Microsoft Corporation, having served in a number of business and marketing capacities. Currently, as the business leader for Microsoft’s Financial Products Group, Chris Jolley is responsible for defining and executing the marketing strategy for Microsoft’s consumer finance products, including MSN Money and Microsoft Money software. In this role, Jolley oversees the distribution, sales, public relations, and advertising of the products, as well as industry partnership efforts.MS Money Logo

Chris JolleyDuring Jolley’s tenure with the Financial Products Group, the MSN Money site has grown from 2 million visitors a month to over 13 million and the Microsoft Money software has evolved to include unprecedented Web integration, marking a new era in automation for online financial activities.

He has been a speaker and moderator at numerous financial conferences, including American Banker’s EBPP andZune Subscribe Account Aggregation conferences, Spring Internet World and NetFinance, and has become a recognized industry expert discussing trends and issues in the online finance space.

Jolley joined Microsoft in 1995. Prior to re-joining the financial products group, he focused on partnership marketing, distribution and fulfillment for the MSN Internet Access business, direct marketing for Microsoft’s consumer annuity programs and leading the merchandising teams for MSN Shopping and Windows Live.

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