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.

Real Talk with JJ Kinahan
Real Talk with JJ Kinahan
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Mixed Bag: Jobs Data Are Weaker than Forecast After Other Numbers Cheer Market September 6, 2019 9:46 AM   |  

Government nonfarm payroll data showed that the world’s largest economy added 130,000 jobs in August, well below a Briefing.com consensus that had expected the addition of 171,000 jobs. The prior reading of 164,000 jobs added in July was revised lower, to 159,000.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Market Gains Momentum on News of October U.S.-China Trade Talks September 5, 2019 9:37 AM   |  

Investors appear to be in an optimistic mood this morning on news that the United States and China have agreed to high-level trade talks next month.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Snapping Back: Positive Tone Follows Tuesday Plunge as Overseas Tension Eases September 4, 2019 9:17 AM   |  

The overseas tensions that helped weigh on stocks to start the week appeared to ease a bit Wednesday in both Hong Kong and the U.K., lending Wall Street a positive tone early on.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Stormy Weather: Messy Mix as Tariffs, Hurricane, Hong Kong, Weak Pound Weigh September 3, 2019 9:37 AM   |  

It’s a messy morning as new tariffs take effect, putting U.S. stocks under pressure. Beyond that, the hurricane, Hong Kong tension, and a weak British pound are also possible disruptors.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Follow Through: Trade Optimism Keeps Wall Street’s Spirits High August 30, 2019 9:39 AM   |  

In the last trading session before a U.S.-holiday weekend, investors appear to be optimistic a day after some of the trade tensions between China and the United States seemed to thaw a little.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
August Surprise: Month Marked By Fresh Trade Woes, Flight to Safety August 29, 2019 11:14 AM   |  

August—typically a quiet month when families head to the beach or the mountains, and gear up for back-to-school time—was quite the opposite this time around. Fallout from the Fed's first rate cut in 11 years, plus new volleys in the ongoing trade war, helped spark an August flight to safety.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
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