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.
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Though January was marked by a steady climb in the stock market after a December selloff, the month seemed charged with uncertainty as major geopolitical questions remained unanswered and consumer confidence appeared to waver.
Turmoil struck the markets in December as the Fed raised interest rates again. Stocks sank sharply amid worries about the economy, China tariffs, and more potential rate hikes next year.
As January begins, investors' focus could remain squarely fixed on China trade negotiations and the Fed's latest move.
Declining oil prices and uncertainty about the fate of tariff relations between the U.S. and China helped draw stocks lower in November. But if holiday shopping expectations play out, the market could get a boost next month.
Investors can expect more volatility in December, when the stock market could react to a number of events.
A leadership change in the House could mean a shift in policy priorities, but if you're a long-term investor, other factors such as earnings and interest rates may be larger concerns.
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