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David Andalman and Tom Shanahan discuss Whiting’s (WLL) purchase of Kodiak Oil (KOG). Then Ag-Mondays continues with Chris Manns of PTI Securities & Futures in-studio with special guest Chris Hurt, Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University

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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.

Tom Shanahan

Tom began his derivatives career in 1988 with O’Connor and Associates as an option specialist and market maker in equity and index products on the floor of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. He was appointed a Director at UBS upon its acquisition of O’Connor in 1991 and continued as a risk manager and trader. In 1996, Tom joined LETCO Trading on the CBOE as an independent market maker where he subsequently co-founded the KFT DPM, an on and off floor specialist trading unit. In 2002, after the sale of LETCO to Toronto Dominion, he became a sector manager for TD specializing in the energy and metals books. In 2003, he Joined Ronin Capital in Chicago as a proprietary options trader applying his expertise in energy markets to volatility arbitrage and commodities futures trading. Tom joined The Pengana Global Volatility Fund in September 2008 to develop the fundamental equity and commodities option portfolio. Tom is an experienced derivative professional with excellent theoretical options knowledge and a keen eye for fundamental catalysts and opportunities. He brings an experienced fundamental proprietary trading talent to the clients of Saxony and will offer idea genesis and risk management consulting in addition to superior execution. He is a frequent co-host on the popular financial radio show “Stocks and Jocks” in Chicago and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as well as a Master of Science degree in Finance from Temple University.

Chris Manns

Christopher Manns manages PTI Securities & Futures’ global commodities area and is a research analyst. He devotes much of his time to monitoring and analyzing the latest international commodities reports and financial research. This allows him to keep the firm’s management well informed so that they can, in turn, apprise their clients on pertinent information. Christopher has more than 18 years of securities and financial services experience. Prior to joining PTI Securities, he was a floor broker for AE Staley at the Chicago Board of Trade, and worked for the grain division of Rodman & Renshaw. He has authored many commodities articles and training materials, and speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Christopher earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Christopher lives with his wife in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Read more.

Chris Hurt

Professor Hurt joined the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University in 1981. He teaches an undergraduate course in livestock and meat marketing. Professor Hurt’s areas of specialty include examination of family farm market problems, pricing strategies, and livestock futures market problems, pricing strategies, and livestock futures market performance.

In extension education, he provides analysis for participation in government programs, teaches marketing principles and alternatives, evaluates the livestock industry structure, and provides price analysis and outlook of live cattle and live hogs. Recently he has examined the factors influencing the structural changes in the pork industry, and evaluated the adoption of new technologies in moderate size midwestern farms.

Professor Hurt helps coordinate a fee-based market newsletter and report service published jointly with the University of Illinois. He serves as editor of the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report. Professor Hurt has received the USDA Superior Service Group Award, an American Agricultural Economics Group award, as well as two Indiana Extension Service Awards.

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