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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October Markets: Volatility Amid Geopolitics, Interest Rates and Earnings October 30, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

The October's stock saw volatile trading that had investors on a rock ride as earnings season got underway. The Nasdaq plunged into correction territory in a sudden late-month slide.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
Election, Earnings, and Trade: What Could Impact Your Portfolio in November October 19, 2018 11:00 AM   |  

November is likely to continue the pattern of stock market volatility that began in October. Many investors seem focused on the U.S. mid-term elections, rising Treasury yields, and earnings season.

4 min read  |  Market Insights
Starting Your Career? Take Advantage of Employer Retirement Plans October 9, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how employee benefit plans like 401(k)s can help you get a jump on your retirement savings and potentially benefit from compound returns.

6 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
September Markets: Fresh Highs Despite Rising Interest Rates, Trade Concerns September 27, 2018 5:00 AM   |  

September began with the Labor Day holiday, the unofficial end of "summer markets." As the month progressed, a stock rally, a 3% yield in the 10-year Treasury, and trade policy concerns dominated the headlines.

4 min read  |  Market Insights
October's Market Outlook: Earnings Return, Rates May Steal Thunder September 24, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

The new month begins with a focus on earnings as the new corporate reporting season begins, but interest rates could steal some of the headlines.

4 min read  |  Market Insights
What Is Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? An Economic Health Snapshot September 11, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Gross domestic product (GDP) data is key to understanding the health of the U.S. economy, but may not be so critical for stock market traders and investors.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
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