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April 20, 2015


David Andalman of DACS Research recaps Friday’s interesting close before previewing this week’s trading session. Chris Manns is in-studio discussing the passing of Cardinal George with Linda Weaver of Weaver Boos Consultants, before talking commodities, oil and the Fed with David Hightower of Hightower Report. Finally, John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures shares a “Stock of the Day”.

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Guests & Co-Hosts

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.

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.

Linda Weaver

Linda Weaver is an experienced insurance coverage attorney who has practiced with big firms in Chicago representing major insurers, serving as Senior Litigation Attorney for a major insurer, while also counseling and advising a multi-state environmental and geo-technical engineering company on various corporate issues, particularly with respect to insurance and contracts.

Specialties: Coverage for large commercial losses, primarily under commercial general liability policies (primary, excess, umbrella), but also under auto, personal lines, workers compensation and employer’s liability policies, and other miscellaneous policies and endorsements (both ISO and manuscript).

Contract review and analysis – all forms of contracts including but not limited to policies, construction contracts, buy-sell agreements, franchise agreements, licenses, leases, and other risk transfer mechanisms.

Loves Networking and has founded several networks, including the Armadillo Club, One Ultimate Network and was the Chair of Networking for Notre Dame In Chicago from 2003 – 2011.

David Hightower

As a founding principal of The Hightower Report, Dave Hightower analyzes the energy, metal, index, currency & bond markets daily.

Dave has over 30 years experience in the commodity and financial futures industry. Before starting The Hightower Report, Dave was the Director of Research for the (then) largest commodity brokerage firm in the United States, Stotler & Company. Prior to this, Dave was one of the first paid full time stock index futures analysts and has since covered the stock market on a daily basis.

Dave has provided research interviews to CNN, Bloomberg Television, the Wall Street Journal, Futures Magazine and many other industry groups/publications. Dave has worked with regulatory agencies, exchanges and other industry players on a wide variety of research and trading projects. He also educates commercial traders in basic and advanced hedging techniques.

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.

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