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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Get JJ’s perspective

Investors Sell Tech and Pandemic Stocks and Focus on Value After Bad Jobs Report December 3, 2021 5:27 PM   |  

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite led stocks lower on Friday. The VIX rose as uncertainty continues to rise. Pandemic stocks selling off as investors focus on value. Investors looking at more defensive and established sectors.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Equity Index Futures Holding on to Thursday’s Gains Despite Disappointing Jobs Report December 3, 2021 9:52 AM   |  

The major stock indices rallied on Thursday, breaking a two-day losing streak. A disappointing jobs report could put the Fed’s plans at risk. The broad rally was led by an odd combination of sectors and industry groups. Support and resistance levels help to identify pockets of supply and demand.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
The S&P 500 Breaks Important Technical Levels as the VIX Spikes to March Highs December 2, 2021 9:31 AM   |  

Stock index futures are mixed after Wednesday’s selloff. Apple warns suppliers of low iPhone 13 demand. Boeing 737 MAX regains access to Chinese markets. The VIX reflects increased fear and uncertainty with investors. Retailers making Christmas hard on Santa.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Market Rollercoaster Continues in Wake of Powell's Comments December 1, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Stocks jumped up today after a selloff yesterday. This market volatility is the result of both concerns about the omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus as well as comments by Chairman Powell concerning a potentially accelerated timeline for tapering bond purchases.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Stocks Selloff as Fed Chair Powell Tells Senate Inflation isn’t Transitory November 30, 2021 6:05 PM   |  

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said inflation is not transitory and that the taper may need to be accelerated before inflation becomes entrenched. Powell is concerned that the Omicron variant could result in more lockdowns, causing more inflation problems. Travel stocks fall on Omicron threat. Yields rally off lows in response to Powell’s comments.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Equity Index Futures Pointing to a Lower Open as Omicron Uncertainty Lingers November 30, 2021 10:03 AM   |  

Equity index futures are pointing to a lower open on uncertainty around the Omicron variant and ahead of Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s Senate testimony. Financials and retail stocks are trading lower before the bell. Stocks rallied back on Monday, led by semiconductors. Twitter CEO to stepping down but staying on as CEO of Square. Oil prices may struggle to bounce back due to seasonal cycles. Oil projections are mixed for 2022.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
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