Back to the Futures
August 20, 2019
Chief and Matty Weber kickoff the show discussing the international popularity of the NBA along with today’s season ticket holders merely acting as wholesalers for their respective teams. Joel Elconin of Benzinga says technical and fundamental analysis has become useless as we’re stuck in a ‘Twitter-driven market’ for better or worse. Kenny Polcari, Managing Principal at ButcherJoseph Asset Management, LLC and a contributor to CNBC, talks trading strategies. Special guests Peter Mulmat of TastyTrade and Michael Gough of Luckbox Magazine are in-studio for hour two. The guys cover everything from negative interest rates to their new startup futures exchange: Small Exchange, Inc.. Don’t forget, Stocks & Jocks listeners receive a FREE digital subscription at luckboxmagazine.com/jocks. Sign up today!
Guests & Co-Hosts
Matt Weber is currently the Executive Producer, Update Anchor and starting Center Fielder for Stocks & Jocks. He is a die-hard sports fan (Cubs, Bears and Bulls especially) and has worked for WSCR-AM 670 The Score, 120 Sports Network and Chicago Sports Webio while also appearing on Comcast Sportsnet Chicago. Matt has covered the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Marathon as a field reporter and has interviewed some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. Matt lives in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on the Northside of the city.
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. His responsibilities included trader recruitment, orientation and education as well as the day to day management of the office. He held this position office until 2003. Since 2003, Joel has been an independent trader researching and developing proprietary indicators and trading systems for the equities and futures markets. In 2007, Joel joined JC Trading Group as a Market Consultant and trading supervisor. He provides daily market commentary at www.premarketinfo.com. 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.
Kenny Polcari is a Managing Principal at Tengler Wealth Management responsible for client engagement and market commentary. Leveraging his extensive trading and equity markets background, Kenny is also a member of the ButcherJoseph Asset Management, LLC Investment Committee. Kenny works with Tengler Wealth clients directly as well as appearing in the financial media and publishing a regular market commentary newsletter.
Kenny came to Wall Street as a summer intern on the New York Stock Exchange during the summers of ’80, ’81 & ’82 and upon graduation moved from Boston, Mass. to New York City where he began his career on the trading floor. He became a member of the New York Stock Exchange in August, 1985 and prior to joining the ButcherJoseph Asset Management Team to help launch Tengler Wealth Management was a Managing Director at O’Neil Securities, Inc., representing the interests of institutional asset managers that need to access global equity markets. Earlier in his career, Kenny served as managing director at Icap Corps, LLC, and prior to that was senior vice president, member New York Stock Exchange and division manager with Salomon Brothers directing their NYSE Division during the heady bull market of the 1990’s.
His 30 plus years of experience have taken him from the birth of the greatest bull market, to the crash of ’87, the roaring ’90’s, the .com implosion, decimalization, 9/11, Regulation NMS, the merger between the NYSE / ARCA, then NYSE/Euronext, automation, HFT, and fragmentation. He is an engaging public speaker and you can find him speaking at industry & investor conferences, as well as colleges, forums and major asset manager events. He is at ease speaking about NYSE history, rules & regulation, former & current market structure including internalization, HFT and fragmentation and how those changes have forever changed the face of the U.S. capital markets and what that means to the investor. He writes a daily “Morning Thoughts” missive that is an informative, engaging and entertaining look at global markets and provides insight into the day’s action. It has gained wide popularity and has become a signature of his “boots on the ground” analytical style. He is a member of STA and NOIP and is a guest lecturer for The American College. He holds the series 7, 24, 27, 55, 63 registrations.
Pete Mulmat hosts a number of daily futures segments on the tastytrade network under the main flagship programming slot called Splash Into Futures. During his show, Mulmat covers strategies for trading futures.
Prior to joining tastytrade, Mulmat was the director of education at CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. In this role, he was responsible for educating retail traders about CME Group products and helping create curricula to support trader development.
Mulmat brings over thirty years of trading to his tastytrade hosting gig. He also served as a founding principal and managing member of Aspire Trading LLC, a proprietary trading firm that funded and mentored professional traders as well as provided execution and education for retail customers. Additionally, Mulmat spent three decades trading futures and options at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Michael Gough is the Business Development Analyst for Small Exchange, Inc. and a contributor to Luckbox Magazine. Before joining Small Exchange, Michael was a derivatives trader and researcher with TastyTrade. Mr. Gough is a graduate of Bryant University, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Economics, Finance and Applied Statistics.