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Falling Knives

August 24, 2015


Chris Manns is in-studio discussing Chinese markets with Luke Treloar, Managing Consultant for KPMG China. John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures marvels at the crashing markets. Then, David Andalman of DACS Research attempts to identify buy points without catching falling knives. 

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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.

Luke Treloar

Luke Treloar is the Manager of Consulting for KPMG China. He is formerly the Executive Director of the North Carolina China Center. In this role he was responsible for creating China-focused investment and collaboration models through a Public-Private Partnership between the North Carolina Government, private sector companies with interest in developing exports to China, and the China Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA). In practice, the pipeline serves as a dual-gateway investment channel, leveraging the respective strengthsof partners on both sides of the Pacific.

Before returning to North Carolina, Mr. Treloar was Vice President of China Operations with SPBD, a boutique Manhattan-based $500mm principle investment fund. In this role, he was responsible for a $100mm China-side turnaround project of a troubled portfolio-invested international trading company. Before this, he led an IPO team for WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX) as the Shanghai-based pharmaceutical services company successfully listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Mr. Treloar is a graduate of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), of John Hopkins University, and a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from Guilford Collage of North Carolina. Mr. Treloar was as well a research fellow with the National Institute of Health (NIH) at Wake Forest Medical School in the department of Neuroanatomy.

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.

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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