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Inflated Boot Straps

August 23, 2017


Kevin O’Neill leads off talking MLB playoff races, Trump’s disastrous rally in Phoenix and how rising college tuition has changed the landscape for incoming graduates. Fari Hamzei of Hamzei Analytics discusses the evolution of Las Vegas before breaking down Military spending policy. Finally, Dan Haugh, President of PTI Securities & Futures, joins the Chief to get into the weeds of our current ‘Fed-created’ market and economy. 

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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.

Fari Hamzei

Founder, Hamzei Analytics

fari-hamzeiFari Hamzei is frequently quoted by CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business and RealMoney -- and joins the Stocks & Jocks show every Wednesday morning. 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.com. Read more.

Dan Haugh

Dan Haugh joined PTI Securities & Futures in 1991 and is one of the founding partners. He is responsible for the firm’s daily operations, and regulatory, compliance and financial activities. He devotes the majority of his time to discussing risk management alternatives with PTI Securities’ individual and institutional clients. Before joining PTI Securities, Dan traded grain and bond options as a floor trader on the Chicago Board of Trade, and stock options as a member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). He also regularly delivers educational seminars to PTI’s clients and is an instructor for the CBOE’s “Options Institute.” He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago. He is a regular contributor to major financial outlets such as Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business and First Business Additionally, he contributes to CBOE’s community blog. In his free time, Dan enjoys biking and soccer. A native of Chicago, Dan lives in the city’s Beverly neighborhood.

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