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February 13, 2017


Options guru and veteran floor trader, Frank Fahey, opens the show talking bull markets, $HYG, $JNK and much more (check out Frank’s weekly blog here). Chicago Tribune ‘Watchdog Reporter’, Joe Mahr, joins the show discussing his recent investigation into the Illinois Lottery. Finally, David Andalman of PTI Securities & Futures tells us how to trade these rising markets.

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Frank Fahey

Frank Fahey is a multidisciplinary professional with over 30 years experience in Options Trading and Sales Management with an exceptional track record of superior results in high risk-reward corporate and entrepreneurial environments. He has been a member of both the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. Frank is one of the few non-exchange employees certified to teach classes on advanced options strategy and options volatility on behalf of the Options Industry Council. Frank is consulting with an international agricultural cooperative to develop and implement strategies to use options to enhance hedging of their crops. He has worked a CBOE DPM, to develop Vega and gamma focused algorithms and methodologies for computer-based tools, and is the ad-hoc risk manager and consulting strategist for a private family hedge fund. Frank has developed presentations, seminars, webinars, and course content for the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Options Industry Council, DiscoverOptions, OptionVue, PEAK6 University and CzechWealth (Prague).

Check out Frank’s weekly blog on the Stocks & Jocks website!

Joe Mahr

Joe Mahr is an investigative reporter who covers wrongdoing in the city and suburbs. Before joining the Tribune in 2009, Mahr worked at four newspapers in Missouri, Illinois and Ohio, during which he was part of a team awarded a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. A 1994 graduate of Ohio University, Mahr spends his spare time exercising, doing home improvement and trying to make peace with the bitterness that comes from being a sports fan of Cleveland teams.

David Andalman

Technical Analyst, DACS Research, PTI Securities & Futures

David Andalman was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois, and then earned his MBA in Finance and Marketing from Indiana University. David traded for a year at the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange before starting the DACS Research Newsletters on commodity futures, which were the first all-technical research newsletters at the CME. Currently, he has been a senior wealth manager and portfolio strategist for over 23 years. He holds registrations in Series 3, 4 (Options Principal), 7, 55, 63 and is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor. Read more.

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