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Impromptu Coffee in Czechoslovakia

Ally Pruitt, Depaul Basketball’s Feature Writer, kicks off the show today discussing the teams star players and the strict NCAA transfer rules. Kevin O’Neill chimes in to talk hoops and points out the shocking reality of sexual harassment that a woman faces in her everyday life. Fari Hamzei of Hamzei Analytics tells a thrilling story of his impromptu coffee at a military base in Czechoslovakia, when his plane almost ran out of fuel over the Black sea. As always, Fari and the Chief discuss markets but today they specifically discussed the overall volatility of the market. Lastly, David Andalman of PTI Securities & Futures shares his view on the 401k policies of most Americans.

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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.


Founder, Hamzei Analytics

fari-hamzeiFari Hamzei is frequently quoted by CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business and RealMoney. His book, Master Traders: Strategies for Superior Returns from Today’s Top Traders, was published by John Wiley & Sons in October 2006. Fari is a graduate of Princeton University with a BSE degree in financial engineering and studied equity & debt derivatives under financial pioneers Jack Shelton, Ed Thorp, Richard Roll and Bob Geske at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. Recently, he collaborated with Dr Robert Whaley, the inventor of original VIX, on a number of novel volatility instruments. He was a director of strategic planning at Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Aircraft Group and was a Member of Board of Directors at Electronic Clearing House, (now an Intuit company). Fari is the founder of www.HamzeiAnalytics.comRead more.


Technical Analyst, DACS Research, PTI Securities & Futures

David Andalman was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois, and then earned 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.


Depaul Student, Depaul Basketball Feature Writer

Ally Pruitt was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. She is a Pre-Law and Journalism Major. She hopes to pursue a career in criminal law and just began the process of applying to schools since she is graduating in May.

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