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April 4, 2018


***DUE TO A COMPUTER CRASH, WE LOST THE RECORDING OF TODAY’S EPISODE. WE APOLOGIZE IF YOU WERE UNABLE TO LISTEN LIVE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING***

Kevin O’Neill joins us for hour one to discuss Amazon’s stock price and Trump’s strategy regarding identity politics. Chief explains the skill set of many political leaders despite how they might portray themselves. Next up, the guys talked tariffs and imports with China. Russell Rhoads of the CBOE joins us to talk National Championships. Kevin mentioned his admiration for Villanova because of their dedication to students graduating. Russell and Chief closes out the show discussing the problems with entry level jobs becoming people’s careers.

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Guests & Co-Hosts

KEVIN O’NEILL

Kevin O’Neill is our Wednesday morning sports guy. His segment emphasizes what happens off the field as much as what happens on the field. All businesses have their intrigue, but the inner workings of sports organizations find their way into the public domain frequently. Unless a rant from the Chief spills into Kevin’s segment (not an unusual occurrence), he will highlight some of those sports related business issues; but be advised that those highlights usually come with an opinion. Read more.

RUSSELL RHOADS

Russell Rhoads, CFA, is an instructor with the Options Institute at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He joined the Institute in 2008 after a career as an investment analyst and trader with a variety of firms including Highland Capital Management in Memphis, TN, Caldwell & Orkin Investment Counsel in Atlanta, GA, and Balyasny Asset Management in Chicago, IL. He is a financial author and editor having contributed to Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazine and edited several books for Wiley publishing. Also, in 2008 he wrote Candlestick Charting For Dummies.

He is a double graduate of the University of Memphis with a BBA (’92) and an MS (’94) in Finance and also received a Master’s Certificate in Financial Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2003.  He is currently taking preparation courses at the University of Chicago to prepare for a graduate program in Financial Mathematics.  In addition to his position with CBOE, Mr. Rhoads serves as an instructor for The Options Industry Council.

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