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The Chief and Maddie Field start the hour off discussing Michigan vs. Michigan State and the changing admission tactics colleges are using. Kathy Dervin and Kevin Riordan join in for the regular Friday morning round table discussing the MLB playoffs and the Fed’s board of governors. In the second hour Matt Lampert of Socionomics calls in to discuss his doctoral thesis regarding the effects of marijuana legalization on the markets and political scene. John Neal and the Chief take the show out talking about options and more.

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Guests & Co-Hosts

Kathy Dervin

Kathy Dervin has been with Stocks & Jocks since 2011 as our Friday morning contributor, producer and banking guru. She has worked in the financial markets industry since 1993, including PC Quote/HyperFeed 1993 to 2003 and Thomson Reuters 2003 to 2013. She is currently Vice President at an investment bank. Read more.

Kevin Riordan

Director of Research, Capital Trading Group

Kevin Riordan began his career in the futures industry in 1984, working his way through Loyola University while on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. Since becoming a futures broker in 1990, Kevin has worked with thousands of clients and developed an excellent understanding of many technical trading methods and techniques. Over the years Kevin has hosted many webinars and live seminar with the goal of educating his clientele. Read more.

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.

Matt Lampert

Matt is a graduate of the University of Cambridge where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology, and his thesis is on “path dependence” which is a framework that social scientists have used to attempt to explain the continuation of social trends.  His thesis shows if you look at it from a different angle you can actually use it to also explain – and anticipate – trend changes.

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