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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Inflation and Interest Rate Fears May Drive Investors to Focus on Value Investing in 2022 December 28, 2021 6:26 PM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
Santa Claus Rally is the Strongest in 20 Years as Equity Index Futures Point to a Higher Open December 28, 2021 9:40 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Retailers’ Q3 Earnings Announcements Has Investors Gearing Up for Santa November 29, 2021 11:47 AM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
Circuit Breakers: Learn the Basics of These Market-Wide Pauses November 2, 2021 4:00 PM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Stocks Made Record Highs in the Face of Tapering, Inflation, Supply Chain Issues, and Worker Shortages October 27, 2021 3:42 PM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
Jobs Fair: October’s Focus Turns to Key Employment Report as Fed Ponders Next Move September 29, 2021 12:33 PM   |  

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.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
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