February 14, 2018
Kevin O’Neill leads off the show talking ‘group think’ dynamics before breaking down the Cubs’ signing of Yu Darvish. Russell Rhoads of the CBOE is in-studio for the second hour talking VIX, hedging your positions and hidden inflation.
Guests & Co-Hosts
Kevin O’Neill is our Wednesday and Friday 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, 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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