Teletraining: Market Madness – Understanding and covering a turbulent stock market, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, 2 p.m. Eastern

Market Madness: Understanding – and covering — a turbulent stock market
October 2015

The financial markets have been on a bumpy ride in recent months. Between concerns about the Chinese economy and uncertainty over interest rates, stocks have been dealt blow after blow. This session will give you greater insight into what’s behind the recent market swings and what the outlook is. We’ll also talk, of course, about how best to cover the financial markets and find local angles on major market swings, putting the news in perspective for regional readers and investors.

Listen to the call: October 2015


Allen Wastler, former managing editor of
As managing editor of, Allen oversaw the day-to-day news production and editorial coverage for the network’s website as well as its mobile and digital platforms. Prior to joining, Allen was managing editor of, a joint venture between CNN and Time Inc. Earlier in his career, Allen served as managing editor of, was an anchor on CNN’s weekend business shows, and held various positions at The Journal of Commerce.
Twitter: @AWastler

Jack Ablin, executive vice president and chief investment officer, BMO Private Bank
As Head of Macro Strategy, Jack chairs the Asset Allocation, Mutual Fund Re-Optimization and Harriscreen Stock Selection Committees and is responsible for establishing investment policy and strategy with BMO Private Bank throughout the U.S. He joined the organization in 2001 and has three decades of experience in money management. Jack is the author of “Reading Minds and Markets: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Returns in a Volatile Global Marketplace,” which was published in 2009.
Twitter: @JackAblin and @j_ablin

Gail MarksJarvis, financial columnist, Chicago Tribune
Gail’s columns on the markets, economy and personal finance strategy run in newspapers throughout the country. Gail is also a TV commentator and the author of the best-selling book “Saving for Retirement (without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery).” Her book helps novice investors invest successfully in 401(k)s and IRAs.
Twitter: @gailmarksjarvis

Jeff Sutherland, Team Leader for U.S. Equities, Bloomberg
Jeff, as Bloomberg’s Team Leader for U.S. Equities, manages a team of eight reporters and editors covering up-to-the minute news on U.S. and global markets. Jeff previously ran the spot news operation for the business desk at the Associated Press. He built his career at The Wall Street Journal, where he served in various editing roles.

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