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February 28, 2018


Kevin O’Neill calls in for hour one to discuss the terrific article he wrote on NCAA Football and Basketball players’ actual value before switching gears to joust with Matty Weber over gun control. Russell Rhoads of the CBOE is in-studio for hour two talking markets, college hoops and much more. 

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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.

Matt Weber

Matt Weber is currently the Executive Producer, Update Anchor and starting Center Fielder for Stocks & Jocks. He is a die-hard sports fan (Cubs, Bears and Bulls especially) and has worked for WSCR-AM 670 The Score, 120 Sports Network and Chicago Sports Webio while also appearing on Comcast Sportsnet Chicago. Matt has covered the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Marathon as a field reporter and has interviewed some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. Matt lives in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on the Northside of the city.

FAVORITE SPORTS MOMENT

November 2, 2016.

ONE THING LISTENERS MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU

I actually prefer cats over dogs … don’t tell anyone.

ONE TRADE YOU’D LIKE TO HAVE BACK

I turned down free tickets and a ride to Milwaukee to go watch the Cubs vs. Astros play a Hurricane Ike makeup game back in 2008. I decided instead to play pickup basketball with a few of my friends. Of course, Carlos Zambrano ended up throwing a no hitter that night … and I ended up with a sprained ankle. Bad trade.

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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