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Cornbread Mafia

February 27, 2015


John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures talks dull markets. Kevin Riordan of Capital Trading Group and Kathy Dervin are in-studio talking about the death of Notre Dame’s “Father Ted”, the Federal Reserve and more. Special guest Jim Higdon, author of “Cornbread Mafia” joins the show to discuss Kentucky politics, the bourbon industry and the legalization of hemp and marijuana in his home state. Finally, David Andalman of DACS Research previews the day’s trading session. 

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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.

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.

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.

Jim Higdon

A native Kentuckian, Jim Higdon is a graduate of Centre College, Brown University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. After working as a web producer for the New York Times, Higdon became the first journalist subpoenaed by the Obama administration for his on-going book reporting on the Cornbread Mafia. He blogs at MarionCountyLine.com. twitter: @jimhigdon and facebook.com/jimhigdon

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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