JJ Kinahan
Chief Market Strategist, TD Ameritrade

About JJ Kinahan

JJ began his career as a Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) market maker in 1985. He also worked for ING Bank and Blue Capital, and was Managing Director of Option Trading for Van Der Moolen USA. In 2006, he joined thinkorswim®, which TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. acquired in 2009. After leading the Educational Events team, he became Managing Director of Active Trader Services in 2009.

A 30-year trading veteran based in Chicago, JJ is a CNBC "Fast Money" guest and is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Reuters News.

As Chief Market Strategist at TD Ameritrade, JJ is a frequent contributor to The Ticker Tape. His column, Daily Market Update, helps readers prepare for the trading day ahead.

As Host of Real Talk with JJ Kinahan, a weekly talk show on TD Ameritrade Network, JJ looks at the big picture of trading trends and chats with key influencers in the trading world. Real Talk with JJ Kinahan airs every market day at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm CT on TD Ameritrade Network.

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S&P 500 Futures Slightly Higher as the Benchmark Index Builds on Seven-Day Win Streak October 22, 2021 9:58 AM   |  

An earnings miss by Snapchat has the stock trading much lower before the open. A number of stocks reported better than expected earnings but missed on revenue. Companies continue to report issues with supply chain problems and higher costs. Credit issues in China continue, but they don’t appear to be the contagion that many feared. In a higher cost business environment, companies with wide moats could offer some protection.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Stock Futures are Pointing a Little Lower as Major Indices Test All-time Highs October 21, 2021 9:43 AM   |  

AT&T, Unilever, and PayPal are a few the companies announcing earnings on Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average created a new all-time high on Wednesday while the S&P 500 is testing resistance. Value investors attempt to invert a 10-year underperforming trend compared to growth investing.

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Stock Futures Point to a Flat Open on Mixed Earnings, but Q4 Appears to be on Cycle October 20, 2021 10:14 AM   |  

Some mixed earnings news appears to be flattening stocks futures. Higher costs are a recurring theme among companies as they struggle to deal labor shortages. Vaccine maker Novavax is being hit hard in premarket trading. Abbot Labs and Biogen reported higher earnings. Despite inflation, the fear of an October Surprise seems to have waned as investors gear up for the fourth quarter.

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Consumer Goods Skirt Supply Chain Issues While Homebuilders Struggle with Balancing Demand October 19, 2021 9:43 AM   |  

Consumer goods appear to be skirting supply chain problems as Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, and Philip Morris report strength in these areas. Despite weakness in China, exports remain strong. Homebuilders are struggling to balance demand despite lower consumer sentiment towards housing.

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Bank of England Looks to Raise Rates to Combat Inflation as Stock Futures Point to a Weaker Open October 18, 2021 9:27 AM   |  

The bond market is digesting news that the Bank of England is looking to raise rates sooner than expected to try and curb rising inflation while hedge funds speculate along the yield curve. Stock investors are looking at negative news from Zillow and Disney while considering positive earnings from State Street and Albertsons. September’s retail sales report provides new insights in sector strength.

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Stocks Look to Follow Through on Thursday Rally as Goldman Sachs Keeps the Focus on Financials October 15, 2021 9:58 AM   |  

Stock futures are pointing to a higher open as investors hope to build on Thursday’s rally. Goldman Sachs is part of another group of financial stocks reporting on Friday. Earnings announcement by JB Hunt provides insights into the supply chain issues. However, Health Care stocks have been lagging the market because of the COVID-19 pandemic and staffing. Pharmaceutical stocks are looking for a boost from boosters. But medical device companies appear to have more of a heartbeat.

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