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March Badness

March 16, 2015


“Ag-Mondays” with Chris Manns in-studio. Joyce Duriga of the Catholic New World discusses the classic publication and the current state of the Chicago Archdiocese. Terry Roggensack, co-founder of The Hightower Report discusses commodity markets and currencies. Then, John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures discusses discrepancies in CPI pricing and the importance of NCAA Conference Tournaments, before sharing a “Stock of the Day”. Finally, David Andalman of DACS Research previews this week’s markets.

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Guests & Co-Hosts

Chris Manns

Christopher Manns manages PTI Securities & Futures’ global commodities area and is a research analyst. He devotes much of his time to monitoring and analyzing the latest international commodities reports and financial research. This allows him to keep the firm’s management well informed so that they can, in turn, apprise their clients on pertinent information. Christopher has more than 18 years of securities and financial services experience. Prior to joining PTI Securities, he was a floor broker for AE Staley at the Chicago Board of Trade, and worked for the grain division of Rodman & Renshaw. He has authored many commodities articles and training materials, and speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Christopher earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Christopher lives with his wife in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Read more.

Joyce Duriga

Joyce Duriga is editor of the Catholic New World. She has worked in communications and media for Catholic organizations for several years. Most recently, she served as assistant editor at Our Sunday Visitor, a national Catholic newsweekly.

Terry Roggensack

Terry Roggensack, a founding principal of The Hightower Report, analyzes the livestock, grain and soft markets.

Terry has over 30 years experience in the commodity and financial futures industry. In the late 1980s, Terry briefly lived in London as acting Director of a new London clearing firm. For more than ten years, Terry was Director of Research at Stotler & Company before he picked his successor – David Hightower.

Terry is frequently asked to present at CBOT press conferences when major fundamental shifts occur in the marketplace. During a dangerous monsoon season, he provided hedge strategies for the government of India. He provided an extensive hedge proposal for managing the government of Canada’s exposure to ongoing producer income support and subsidy programs in the grain and livestock sectors. Terry has provided hedge consulting to China’s national soybean buyer as well as cash grain strategies to the largest corn trader in the US.

John Neal

John Neal directs PTI Securities’ Glendale, 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 12 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.

David Andalman

Technical Analyst, DACS Research, PTI Securities & Futures

David Andalman joins the Stocks & Jocks show every Monday and Wednesday morning. He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and earned his bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois, and then 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.

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