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Bear Down and Out

John Neal from PTI Securities & Futures previews the week’s trading session. Bruce Moran and Chris Manns are in-studio talking Iraq, markets and more. Special guests and geopolitical experts Ann Stone and Frances Brigham Johnson talk foreign policy with a focus on Iraq and the Middle East. Finally, David Andalman of DACS Research talks markets from a technical perspective. 

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Guests & Co-Hosts

John Neal

John Neal directs PTI Securities’ Glendale, 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 12 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.

Bruce Moran

Bruce J. Moran is a Senior Consultant (Security Solutions Technology, LLC.), Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Strategic Planning Consultant to public officials, committees, departments, agencies, ‘think tanks’ and governments. He is experienced in foreign policy, security operations & hi-tech systems I.E. logistics & operations (connectivity, interoperability and interfacing), SMART* fusion protocols and applications. He consults for The U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of Commerce, USTR, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Joint Economic Committee, House/Senate Committees on Banking & Finance, Senate Permanent Committee Investigations and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Frances Brigham Johnson

Frances Brigham Johnson, a political-economy consultant in Alexandria, Virginia, spent 40 years with the U.S. Agency for International Development and its predecessor agencies dating back to the Marshall Plan. During her time at USAID, she served on the Brazil, Turkey and Afghanistan desks.

Ann Stone

Ann Stone has been a political activist since age 12, Ann has worked in over 500 campaigns as everything from precinct worker to campaign manager. Most of her work has been in political organizing, public advocacy, strategy and fundraising. She set records for most money raised for Congress and for the Senate that remained unbroken for almost two decades.

In 1992 she was chosen as one of “Women Who Changed Politics in America” by Campaigns and Elections Magazine and in 2012 she was named as one of the “21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women’s eNews.

Ann is President & CEO of The Stone Group, Inc. which has built its reputation on providing clients with its innovative, cutting edge campaign strategy, marketing, public affairs and public relations work. It was named as one of the top direct response marketing firms in the country by a vote of her peers in their last nationwide industry survey in all three the categories named: best managed ad agency, best creative agency and best client-service agency. Ann’s fundraising copy and strategies continue to raise record amounts of money for a variety of clients even in these tough economic times.

Ann helped launch a national bank in 1988 and since the 2000 Presidential elections, Ann has served as a consultant and good will ambassador to over 60 countries around the world. In addition, she has helped organize and/or set up political parties and movements in many countries overseas.

As a female political consultant she has often brought a perspective to these countries which they tell her they have never even considered before.

In her “spare” time Ann serves as a speaker on a wide variety of topics and has trained individuals on Campaign Message Development and Delivery as well as Public Speaking, Public Advocacy and Party Organization.

Ann has appeared on numerous television programs ranging from Larry King LiveLehrer News HourGood Morning AmericaNightline and the Today Show to shows like Comedy CentralMTV and Politically Incorrect.

Articles on her work and activities have appeared in all major media outlets in the United States and several countries worldwide.

She currently serves, and has served, on several non-profit and for-profit boards. Ann resides in Alexandria, VA.

Chris Manns

Christopher Manns manages PTI Securities & Futures’ global commodities area and is a research analyst. He devotes much of his time to monitoring and analyzing the latest international commodities reports and financial research. This allows him to keep the firm’s management well informed so that they can, in turn, apprise their clients on pertinent information. Christopher has more than 18 years of securities and financial services experience. Prior to joining PTI Securities, he was a floor broker for AE Staley at the Chicago Board of Trade, and worked for the grain division of Rodman & Renshaw. He has authored many commodities articles and training materials, and speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Christopher earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Christopher lives with his wife in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Read more.

David Andalman

Technical Analyst, DACS Research, PTI Securities & Futures

David Andalman joins the Stocks & Jocks show every Monday and Wednesday morning. He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and earned his bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois, and then 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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