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Lollygagging Around the Infield

August 11, 2017


Kevin O’Neill kicks off the show talking President Trump and the North Korea situation, shortcomings of Dodd-Frank, and the continuation of Chief’s healthcare plan. Kathy Dervin is in-studio and joins Kevin and Chief to discuss literature and the human condition, Rick Renteria and the Chicago White Sox.  At the top of the hour, special guest Roni A. Elias, litigation finance attorney, joins the Chief and Kathy. They discuss financial cases and how his experienced team dives into a case, assesses its merits, provides strategic guidance where desired, lines up experts to strengthen it, and — most importantly — deploy the funding needed to carry the case through to its best outcome.  John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures’ Peoria, AZ location joins in to discuss the Cubs and Bears and trading strategies.

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Trade Deadline

January 24, 2017


Joel Elconin of Benzinga talks Michigan football’s field trip to Italy. He and the Chief then discuss if/when the markets may take a downturn based on a decrease in money supply. Kenny Polcari, Director of NYSE Floor Operations at O’Neil Securities and a contributor to CNBC, says now’s the time for President Trump to start getting into the weeds on these “disaster” trade agreements. Karl Denninger of Market Ticker goes over the ‘good, bad and ugly’ pertaining to TPP and NAFTA before breaking down cost vs. price discrepancies within the healthcare industry. Finally, John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures‘ Peoria, AZ location shares his latest trading strategies. 

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Match-up Thursday

October 6, 2016


Lou Michels is in-studio discussing GDP versus money supply, Hillary versus Donald, Russia versus the ‘Free World’ and Cubs versus Giants … and much more. 

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Hit the Nail On the Fed

June 7, 2016


Jon Najarian of CNBC’s ‘Fast Money’ is in-studio discussing the appeal of Donald Trump, strategies for trading on the Federal Reserve’s policy decisions and much more. Joel Elconin of Benzinga talks $GDX and ETF strategies. Kenny Polcari, Director of NYSE Floor Operations at O’Neil Securities and a contributor to CNBC, shares his thoughts on Federal Reserve rate hikes before telling us how to trade these markets. 

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Throwback Thursday

May 26, 2016


Columbia College Associate Professor of Creative writing and Stocks & Jocks friend Eric Charles May joins the Chief for a Throwback Thursday. The two discuss the changing real estate market and how it makes it difficult for aspiring home owners. Eric and the Chief recall their parents’ first homes in the city and what it cost them. The throwbacks continue as the two discuss how their parents grew up in the shadow of the great depression, making spending habits and wealth discretion much different from today. At the top of the second hour the Chief picks at Eric’s higher education expertise to discuss how liberal arts colleges are worried about the decreasing enrollment rates ahead. Next they speculate if Apple actually has an electric car in the works that will change the electronic car market and turn their own earnings around.

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