Freaks and Greeks
June 29, 2015
Audrey Johnson of HomeSource Realty is in-studio talking Illinois housing markets. Chris Manns is in-studio with special guest Lou Lamoreaux, Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures discusses the latest on the Greece situation. David Andalman of DACS Research tells us how to trade these down markets.
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Guests & Co-Hosts
Audrey Johnson has been Stocks & Jocks' Real Estate guru since 2010. She is the owner of Home Source Realty, specializing in the Southwestern Suburbs of Chicago and making clients happy and satisfied with their real estate transactions. Her 30+ years of experience as a Realtor in all kinds of markets and all types of housing will make your home buying or selling process more satisfying and profitable for you with less stress. Downsizing? Upsizing? Need a pet-friendly condo? Horse property? A new start in life? Not sure where to start? Contact Audrey and get started today! She enjoys making her clients' lives better and their dreams come true- let Audrey help you with yours! Read more.
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.
Lou Lamoreux was raised on a fourth generation family farm near Lanark, Illinois. After graduating from Lanark High School in 1967, he continued to further his education at Western Illinois University, graduating in 1971 with a degree in Ag Education.
Lou taught agriculture at Rantoul Township High School for 3 years before purchasing 160 acres in 1974. He then returned to Lanark area to farm with his father, Russell, and brother, John. The three formed the Lamoreux Farms partnership. Lou’s son, Nathan joined the partnership in 2004. Lamoreux Farms partnership now consists of Lou, brother John, son Nathan and nephew Dan. Nathan and Dan are the fifth generation of Lamoreuxs’ farming the same land, with some additional acres, and with their three sons, we have high hopes the family farm will continue.
The farm originally consisted of a cattle and swine operation as well as crops of corn, soybeans, oats, hay and pasture. The swine operation discontinued in 2001.
Lou has been active in many different organizations. He is a former member of the Carroll County Pork Producers, serving as President for five years, the Carroll County Board, serving as Finance and Committee Chair, and former President of Rantoul Jaycees. He is a current member of the Carroll County Farm Bureau (serving as President for 5 years), Lanark Lions Club (served as President in 2008), and a member of Lanark United Methodist Church (serving as chair of Trustee Committee and former chair of Pastor/Parish Committee.
Lou married Sue Ellen Baughmon in 1971 and they have four children and thirteen grandchildren.
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.
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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