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The World After GDP

March 24, 2017


David Andalman of PTI Securities & Futures tips off the show discussing how he thinks the Trumpcare vote will pan out and how it may or may not affect the markets. Kathy Dervin is in-studio. Chief and Kathy welcome Lorenzo Fioramonti, Author, Professor and Director of Governance Innovation. Professor Fioramonti reveals how he thinks GDP growth as a measurement and/or target is an outdated way of gauging performance. Finally, John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures‘ Peoria, AZ location talks March Madness, tech stocks and healthcare. 

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Guests & Co-Hosts

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.

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.

Lorenzo Fioramonti

Lorenzo Fioramonti is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Pretoria, where he directs the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation. He is also Senior Fellow at the Centre for Social Investment of the University of Heidelberg and at the Hertie School of Governance, and Associate Fellow at the United Nations University. He is the author of over 50 scientific articles and nine books. His most recent books are The World After GDP: Politics, Business and Society in the Post Growth EraHow Numbers Rule the World: The Use and Abuse of Statistics in Global Politics and Gross Domestic Problem: The Politics Behind the World’s Most Powerful Number. All three books deal with the political interests behind economic statistics and the GDP ideology. He is the founder of the Action Research Network for a Wellbeing Economy in Africa (WE-Africa).

John Neal

John Neal directs PTI Securities & Futures’ 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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