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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January 2022 will inherit a lot of obstacles from 2021. Inflation, interest rates, and mid-term elections are all risks investors should be aware of in 2022. January is the time that many money managers make the investments to help them potentially outperform their benchmarks. The January Effect occurs when small-caps outperform the markets. Omicron is another major risk for investors. Value investing could be the way that investors choose to deal with these risks.
Santa Claus delivered on Monday and looks to continue Tuesday. Delta is still the dominant variant in new cases. Large-cap growth is outpacing value investing this week. Disney and Sony get major hit with Spider-man movie. Tesla’s rally could be a good sign for growth investors.
The December outlook appears to be on track for Santa Claus. Retailers have performed well during earnings season, but early shopping results aren’t much better than last year. Inflation could continue to be a problem around the globe. If inflation continues, investors may look at the materials, energy, and financials sectors for potential market leadership. Legislation could alter the course of the markets.
The stock market has had circuit breakers—temporary trading
halts imposed if U.S. stock markets fall by
certain percentages—in place since 1987, but they've rarely been triggered until March 2020. Here's what investors should know.
November tends to be positive for investors as it fits in the middle of what has historically been the best seasonal cycle. The Fed’s tapering plans will likely be a big influence on the stock market’s performance in November. However, less stimulus could result in rising mortgage rates. Third quarter earnings season has seen consistent themes around inflation, supply chain problems, and labor shortages. Inflation fears remain a big story for investors trying to prepare for 2022. Tax changes could drive volatility.
October looms as a key month, especially after the Fed said the Oct. 8 jobs report might play a big role in its decision process on tapering the stimulus.
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