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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Geopolitical Risks and Your Portfolio: Navigating an Unpredictable World August 30, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Geopolitical risks come in many forms, and can impact an investment portfolio in a number of ways. Here are a few basic points to consider.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
70% of Millennials Call Themselves Savers. Six Ways You Can Too August 16, 2018 4:35 AM   |  

Like generations before them, millennials want to be financially secure. Learn six saving and investing strategies that can help you pursue your goals.

4 min read  |  Savings Goals
U.S. Housing Market: Tight Supply Persists at Start of 2018 January 2, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Homebuilders and housing-related companies had a strong 2017 and outperformed the S&P 500. Will the trend continue heading into Q4 earnings reports?

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Kinahan and Laffman: Brexit Creates Cloud Of Uncertainty June 29, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Global financial market volatility remains high in the new post-Brexit world and investors continue to rotate into more “conservative” positions.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Size Up Option Straddles for a Reading on Earnings Volatility May 20, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Check out short-term options pricing to gain a sense of how the underlying stock could move around an earnings release. You can track straddles or use the TD

3 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Can't Commit to Selling? Think Short Vertical Option Spread April 15, 2015 8:01 PM   |  

Shorting a stock you no longer like isn't an easy decision. In fact, it can be an expensive decision. Instead, you might turn to the options market and take a closer look at short vertical spreads.

8 min read  |  Advanced Options Strategies
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