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A Stabilizing Friday

John Neal kicks off the show to talk markets and drop his ‘stock of the day.’ Kathy Dervin and Kevin Riordan join us in studio to talk about the stabilization of China’s markets and ‘circuit breakers’ in our stock markets. Finally, Lars Brownworth makes his Stocks and Jocks debut and gives some insight to the foreign turmoil with his history experience.

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John Neal

John Neal directs PTI Securities’ Peoria, Arizona office serving the firm’s clients in the Phoenix metro area and across the Western U.S. He oversees day-to-day operations, including client services, investor education, staff management and marketing. John has more than 15 years of management experience in the securities and financial services industry. He joined PTI Securities in 2003 in this role. Prior to that time, he was a branch manager with Phoenix area firms, Granite Capital Management and, most recently, Independent Financial Management. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, John earned a bachelor’s degree in international management from Arizona State University in Tempe. Away from work, John enjoys reading, live music and outdoor activities. He also volunteers with the St. Vincent De Paul Society and the Lupus Foundation of America. Married with two children, John and his family live in Peoria, Arizona.


Kathy Dervin

Kathy Dervin has been with Stocks & Jocks since 2011 as our Friday morning contributor, producer and banking guru. She has worked in the financial markets industry since 1993, including PC Quote/HyperFeed 1993 to 2003 and Thomson Reuters 2003 to 2013. She is currently Vice President at an investment bank. Read more.


Kevin Riordan

Director of Research, Capital Trading Group

Kevin Riordan began his career in the futures industry in 1984, working his way through Loyola University while on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. Since becoming a futures broker in 1990, Kevin has worked with thousands of clients and developed an excellent understanding of many technical trading methods and techniques. Over the years Kevin has hosted many webinars and live seminar with the goal of educating his clientele. Read more.


Lars Brownworth

Lars is a podcaster, teacher, historian, and author. His history podcast 12 Byzantine Rulers is one of Apple’s top 50 podcasts in the history genre. He also works on his Norman Centuries podcast. Some of Lars’ books include, Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western CivilizationThe Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings and The Normans: From Raiders to Kings.

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