August 17, 2022
Kevin O’Neill starts off the show talking about how much inflation has affected consumer spending patterns, the new CHIP and Anti-Inflation Bills, opportunities for a mileage tax directed at electric car drivers, gas prices, and more. Russell Rhoads calls in for hour two to discuss COVID-19, how inflation affects pricing competition, the upcoming election this November, the housing market, and much more.
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.
Russell Rhoads is the associate clinical professor of financial management at the Kelley Business School at IUPUI. His areas of expertise include behavioral finance, derivatives, market volatility, financial markets and bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Rhoads most recently was a clinical professor of finance and director of the Master of Science in Finance Program at Loyola University in Chicago, where he taught corporate finance, investments, derivatives, investment banking and financial ethics, among other topics. He also has worked as the head of research and consulting at EQDerivatives; Head of Derivative Research at TABB Group; Director of Education at CBOE Global Markets and as a portfolio manager, equity option trader and equity analyst at a number of companies.
Rhoads is pursuing his PhD in strategic management through Oklahoma State University, where his dissertation topic is: The Impact of Firm Reputation and Visibility on Portfolio Manager Decision Making. He has a Master of Science in finance from the University of Memphis. He also has published several books on investments and option trading, and he published articles in the International Journal of Economics, Business and Management Research and the Journal of Global Business Management. For the Kelley School, Rhoads will teach intermediate investments, financial management and fixed income and equity evaluation.