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Russ Stewart, political writer for Nadig Newspapers covering Chicago and Illinois politics, is the special guest. Kevin Riordan of Capital Trading Group, John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures and Kathy Dervin all chime in on Greece, pensions and Chicago ward mapping. 

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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.

Russ Stewart

Russ Stewart writes a weekly political column analyzing Chicago and Illinois politics for the Nadig Newspapers. The Illinois Committee of Honest Government, at an October 10th awards ceremony, honored longtime Nadig Newspapers political writer Russ Stewart as the “Columnist of the Year.”  The award cited Stewart as “an institution on the Northwest Side,” and noted his “unerringly accurate predictions” in political contests. Other honorees included Appellate Court Judge Anne Burke, U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., Chicago Aldermen Bernard Stone and Howard Brookins Jr., Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Frank Avila, and State Senator Dan Rutherford. Stewart, an attorney, has been writing a weekly political column since 1973.

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