August 30, 2016
The Chief opens the show talking corporate tax rates, Chicago’s most violent August in 20 years and the EU’s ruling that Apple must pay Ireland $14.5 billion in back taxes. Joel Elconin of Benzinga previews the upcoming University of Michigan football season. Audrey Johnson of HomeSource Realty talks Chicagoland housing markets and how Illinois property taxes are forcing residents to move to other states. Finally, John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures‘ Peoria, AZ office joins the show to talk market trading strategies.
Guests & Co-Hosts
Joel’s introduction to trading was in the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index futures pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Also, during his time at the CME, he was involved in Index Arbitrage as well as trading foreign currency futures and options. From 1994-1999 he was a proprietary trader for Olde Discount Corporation. Following his tenure at Olde Discount, he founded the Detroit office of Bright Trading, LLC. His responsibilities included trader recruitment, orientation and education as well as the day to day management of the office. He held this position office until 2003. Since 2003, Joel has been an independent trader researching and developing proprietary indicators and trading systems for the equities and futures markets. In 2007, Joel joined JC Trading Group as a Market Consultant and trading supervisor. He provides daily market commentary at www.premarketinfo.com. Joel obtained his Bachelor of Art in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1985. Also, he is a graduate of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Continuing Education Program. He also holds his Series 7 and 63 licenses and is a licensed real estate broker.
Audrey Johnson is a former floor trader who currently owns and operates HomeSource Realty, serving both the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago, IL.
John Neal directs PTI Securities’ Peoria, Arizona office serving the firm’s clients in the Phoenix metro area and across the Western U.S. He oversees day-to-day operations, including client services, investor education, staff management and marketing. John has more than 15 years of management experience in the securities and financial services industry. He joined PTI Securities in 2003 in this role. Prior to that time, he was a branch manager with Phoenix area firms, Granite Capital Management and, most recently, Independent Financial Management. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, John earned a bachelor’s degree in international management from Arizona State University in Tempe. Away from work, John enjoys reading, live music and outdoor activities. He also volunteers with the St. Vincent De Paul Society and the Lupus Foundation of America. Married with two children, John and his family live in Peoria, Arizona.
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