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Socionomical Innings

October 20, 2017


Kevin O’Neill leads off talking Cubs, NFL TV ratings, business ethics and much more. Kathy Dervin is in-studio. Chief and Kathy welcome Alan Hall, Senior Analyst at the Socionomics Institute, to discuss how social mood directly influences economic activity — and may even influence Major League Baseball. Finally, John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures‘ Peoria, AZ office reflects on the Cubs’ vs. Dodgers series before talking stock splits, $GE and more. 

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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.

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.

Alan Hall

Alan Hall is a Senior Research Analyst at the Socionomics Institute. His areas of research include authoritarianism, commodities, cyber warfare, disease, education trends, environmentalism, epidemics, eugenics, politics, sugar, WikiLeaks and more. He’s also an author of numerous seminal socionomic studies, and began studying Elliott wave analysis and socionomics after meeting Robert Prechter in 1995. His knowledge of socionomics made it easy for him to recognize the escalating housing mania, so he ended his homebuilding business in late 2004 and came to work for Prechter in 2006. 

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.

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