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September 15, 2017


Joel Elconin of Benzinga is in-studio! Chief and Joel are joined by Denver-based labor attorney, Lou Michels, to kick off the show. The guys talk tax reform, college football and Dianne Feinstein. Dennis Dick, proprietary trader and market structure consultant with Bright Trading LLC, calls in for a quick markets hit to close out hour one. In hour two, Chief and Joel cover everything from quantitative easing to driver-less cars.

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Joel Elconin

Joel’s introduction to trading was in the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index futures pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Also, during his time at the CME, he was involved in Index Arbitrage as well as trading foreign currency futures and options. From 1994-1999 he was a proprietary trader for Olde Discount Corporation. Following his tenure at Olde Discount, he founded the Detroit office of Bright Trading, LLC.   Since 2003, Joel has been an independent trader researching and developing proprietary indicators and trading systems for the equities and futures markets. In 2011, he co-founded Premarketinfo.com (market research firm) and joined forces with Benzinga in 2013.  At Benzinga, Joel co-hosts Benzinga’s PreMarket Prep Show and is frequent contributor to Benzinga.com and BenzingaPro.  Joel obtained his Bachelor of Art in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1985. Also, he is a graduate of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Continuing Education Program. He also holds his Series 7 and 63 licenses and is a licensed real estate broker.

Lou Michels

Lou Michels is an employment and sports law attorney with a national law firm, who is also an NFL player agent. He represents companies and individuals in dealing with workplace problems ranging from labor union and discrimination cases to employment contracts and trade secret disputes. He played football at Air Force, and graduated from Duke Law School, where he developed an appreciation for college basketball. He is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. Lou grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and Minneapolis, where his father was a professional football coach for the Minnesota Vikings for almost 30 years. Read more.

Dennis Dick

Dennis Dick, CFA, is a proprietary trader, and market structure consultant with Bright Trading LLC. He has fourteen years of proprietary trading experience specializing in pair trading, crutch trading, momentum, contrarian, technical, and algorithmic trading. His insights into equity market structure have been cited in a number of financial publications including the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Dow Jones, and Forbes. He has also discussed market structure on CNBC. Dennis is a regular contributor at CFA magazine, and a member of the Capital Markets Policy Council at the CFA Institute.

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