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December 19, 2014


Kevin Riordan of Capital Trading Group and Kathy Dervin are in-studio talking Janet Yellen, bull markets and more. John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures talks tech stocks. Kevin O’Neill makes a rare Friday appearance to discuss college coaches jumping to the NFL, Jay Cutler and the end of the Cuban Embargo. Finally, special guest Alan Hall of Socionomics Institute discusses his theories on ‘Social Mood’ and how this has affected the economy. 

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Guests & Co-Hosts

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.

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.

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 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.

Alan Hall

Alan Hall is a Contributor at the Socionomics Institute. His areas of research include – Authoritarianism, Commodities, Cyber Warfare, Disease, Education trends, Environmentalism, Epidemics, Eugenics, Politics, Sugar, WikiLeaks and more.

Alan received his degree in Fine Arts from Berry College, emerging into the 1970s bear market. He has enjoyed a wide variety of job experiences including decades as a custom homebuilder/designer. He began studying Elliott wave analysis and socionomics after meeting Bob Prechter in 1995. His knowledge of socionomics made it easy for him to recognize the escalating housing mania, so he ended his building business in late 2004 and came to write for EWI in 2006. Alan has traveled widely, and has authored socionomic studies on Russia, European housing, war, stocks and commodities, commodity prices and environmentalism, epidemics, eugenics, secessionism and authoritarianism. Alan wrote the lead articles for the inaugural issues of The Socionomist in May and June 2009. He has also contributed to Global Market Perspective, The European Financial Forecast and The Elliott Wave Theorist Alan does a wide variety of research aimed at demonstrating the utility of socionomic theory.

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