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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September Outlook: “Uncertainty Principle” in Full Effect Amid Questions on Covid, Fed August 30, 2021 2:13 PM   |  

September approaches with major indices at record highs but uncertainty also playing a major role. Thin volume lately could be where that uncertainty is showing up, as investors may want more data and Fed policy announcements in hand before making decisions.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
Is the FIRE Still Burning? Financial Independence/Retire Early Movement, Late-Pandemic Edition August 9, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

The financial independence/retire (FIRE) early movement was popular years ago, but has COVID-19 derailed it? Here's a post-pandemic look at the FIRE movement.

4 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Industrial and Precious Metals: Linking Money, Value, and Economic Growth June 10, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Industrial and precious metals are key components for investing, trading, and understanding the market. Learn how industrial and precious metals markets may potentially affect economic growth and sentiment.

4 min read  |  Futures
What Is Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? Measuring the Nation’s Economic Output March 17, 2021 1:46 PM   |  

Gross domestic product (GDP) data is one key to understanding U.S. economic health. It’s a closely watched number that can affect fiscal and monetary policy as well as corporate planning and strategy.

4 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Gearing Up: Tesla's Path to the S&P 500 Index Has Been a Wild Ride December 17, 2020 10:44 AM   |  

Tesla’s addition to the benchmark S&P 500, which will result in the largest-ever rebalancing of the index, has big implications for the broader market because of Tesla’s market cap.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Stairs, Elevators, and Walls of Worry: What Stock Market Metaphors Really Mean November 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

All kinds of terms and metaphors are associated with Wall Street trading, and many may sound charming. But a deeper dive into the language can sometimes help investors better understand what’s going on.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
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