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.
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The shortened holiday week begins with retail still at center stage ahead of Black Friday. China is also in the headlines as hope grows for a Phase One trade deal.
The question for today is whether a strong set of retail earnings overnight and this morning can translate into gains for the broader market, where trade concerns continue to be a burden.
The market continues to show resilience in the face of tariff talk headlines even as some risk trades come back into favor. Retail earnings season continues with more big names this afternoon.
Shares of Target and Lowe’s are surging this morning as investors digest strength in their earnings, but the overall market appears to be under pressure amid worries about the ongoing trade war.
Optimism seems to be higher after a bit of positive news on the trade front. Meanwhile, shares of retailers Home Depot and Kohl's are off amid lowered guidance.
The week might get off to a bit of a slow start because so much of the data and earnings start Tuesday. There’s a mixed tone early, with focus on progress in trade negotiations.
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