3/8/10

What sectors will see a higher demand for employees and vice versa over the next ten years?

For example, many have been speculating that traders are a thing of the past due to a higher amount of automation and high-frequency trading.

What is going to be the "hot" area of the next decade and what area(s) will die out?

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3/8/10

Tough to say but prob tech and energy

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3/8/10

ditto. tech and energy will probably be the next drivers for growth. maybe add infrastructure/rail/transportation and utilities.

man made the money, money never made the man

3/8/10

if were gonna stay general, lets not forget biotech and healthcare.

my guess is that paying attention to where PE/VC funds are investing might give you a heads up too....they seem to be heavy in most of the areas mentioned above..

3/8/10

Infrastructure - rails, industrials, transports, consumer financing, utilties - all drivers of large scale growth.

Tech as well.

Fundamental knowledge of these areas will be very useful

Areas going out of favor - not really sure, I think industry-wise all areas are great. But the equity-side of things is much more computer driven than the rest of them

3/9/10

This is within the context of the US and to a lessor degree other western nations. Some of these trends are applicable globally. As far as timing, some of these trends are already several years in, while others have a while until they hit critical mass.

Dying:
Traditional media
Manufacturing

Hot areas:
Broader healthcare (nursing, managed care, technicians, etc)
Alternative energy
Services (specialized consulting, data systems, security, hr outsourcing, etc)
Education (for-profit education, online, charter schools, etc)
Robotics
Health-focused foods and consumer products
Longevity hedging/swaps
Privatizations (look for broke governments to start pawning off assets)

3/9/10

also, within tech. i think the way we access/parse/search for information has still got quite a few revolutions to go. watch out google, yahoo and aol were invincible too.

3/9/10

I see more algo trading. More regulation, so trades will be defined around those regulations.

3/9/10
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