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November 6, 2015


At the top of the show the Chief discusses the latest productivity numbers and what Jim Paulsen is calling an “unexpected recession,” that may be looming on our doorstep. Kathy and Kevin chime in later in the hour for a lively debate over the benefits and problems of the ride sharing company Uber. In the second hour Brian Tuohy returns to Stocks and Jocks to discuss his new book, A Season in the Absyss: Sports Gambling vs the NFL’s Integrity. Brian gives us the low down on how sports gambling occurs and what leagues like the NFL are doing to deter or promote it. As the show wraps up we put Stocks and Jocks rookie, Jeremy, to the test and discuss the continued problems of Volkswagen and the production of diesel vehicles.

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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.

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.

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.

Brian Tuohy

Brian Tuohy is a sports writer and a fan-favorite guest of Stocks and Jocks. Brian is the author of The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and NASCAR; Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing, and the FBI; and Disaster Government: National Emergencies, Continuity of Government, and You. He has been published in Sports IllustratedVice Sports, Sports on Earth, and Bleacher Report. Brian’s latest book is A Season in the Absyss: Sports Gambling vs the NFL’s Integrity.

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