They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead
December 4, 2018
Financial consultant, Stephanie Koenig, is in-studio. Chief and Stephanie welcome Kevin O’Neill to talk about President Bush, presidential responsibilities. Joel Elconin of Benzinga joins us to talk about college football and markets. Chief and Stephanie continue talking about costs of legal fees, law enforcement, and immigration. John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures‘ Peoria, AZ office closes the show talking insurance policy and markets.
Guests & Co-Hosts
Stephanie Koenig is currently the Associate Director of Program Management at Publicis. Over the course of her career, she has worked at a top international investment bank, the USA’s largest secondary mortgage originator, the largest fast food vendor in the world, as well a firm on the Inc. 500, Inc. Magazine’s list of the Fastest Growing Companies in America.
Stephanie has her MBA from DePaul University and is a member of the Futures Industry Association, the Mortgage Bankers Association and a member of the Chicago Federal Reserves Working Group. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Arizona and credits her love of finance to her father who was a mortgage broker for 40 years.
Her passions are skiing, sailing, soccer and live music performances. She has rafted through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado river and traveled all over the world.
SERIES – 7, 3, 63, 55, 9&10, 4, 24
Member of the FIA Operations Americas Delivery Committee
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.
Joel’s introduction to trading was in the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index futures pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Also, during his time at the CME, he was involved in Index Arbitrage as well as trading foreign currency futures and options. From 1994-1999 he was a proprietary trader for Olde Discount Corporation. Following his tenure at Olde Discount, he founded the Detroit office of Bright Trading, LLC. His responsibilities included trader recruitment, orientation and education as well as the day to day management of the office. He held this position office until 2003. Since 2003, Joel has been an independent trader researching and developing proprietary indicators and trading systems for the equities and futures markets. In 2007, Joel joined JC Trading Group as a Market Consultant and trading supervisor. He provides daily market commentary at www.premarketinfo.com. Joel obtained his Bachelor of Art in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1985. Also, he is a graduate of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Continuing Education Program. He also holds his Series 7 and 63 licenses and is a licensed real estate broker.
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.