Shawn Cruz
Trader Business Strategy Manager, TD Ameritrade

About Shawn Cruz

Shawn is responsible for overseeing the thinkpipes® trading platform and  research related to financial markets and market structure. He is also a regular contributor to shows on TD Ameritrade Network, media affiliate of TD Ameritrade, including Morning Trade Live and Market On Close. He has been with TD Ameritrade since 2011 and held positions in Client Services and with TradeWise Advisors, an option-based trade advisory and separate but affiliated company under TD Ameritrade.

Cruz graduated from Illinois State University with a BBA in finance and economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business with concentrations in analytic finance, finance, and economics. He holds Series 7, Series 63, and Series 66 industry licenses.

Before attending Illinois State, he served as an infantryman in the United States Marines Corps.

 

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How to Use Alerts to Stay in the Know July 2, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Use alerts to monitor individual securities as well as your portfolio performance. Here's how.

5 min read  |  Web Platform
Option Spread Order Entry: Options for Earnings October 18, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn the thinkorswim platform's Order Entry tool and how multi-leg trades, or option spreads, can make sense for qualified traders during earnings season.

4 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
History in Motion: What Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average? September 6, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)? It’s a price-weighted index of 30 large stocks, and it’s considered one of the major U.S. equity benchmarks.

3 min read  |  Trading Basics
Consumer Price Index (CPI): Inflation, Interest Rates, Growth February 12, 2018 7:00 PM   |  

Learn how economic growth, inflation and interest rates link to the consumer price index and how the CPI, sometimes called the inflation index, affects the stock market as well as depicts the price of goods and services.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Wanna Make a Radical Shift? Be Careful Changing Investing Styles November 8, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Should a long-term investor ever consider a radical shift in their investing approach, or is a gradual evolution better? Is the grass really greener?

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Let’s Clear the Air: What Is Inflation, Anyway? August 29, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn the different types of inflation, whether higher inflation may be coming, and how it might affect you.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Tech Time Machine: What’s Changed Since 2000, and What Hasn’t June 14, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Some investors draw parallels between the Nasdaq Composite index now versus that of the late 1990s and early 2000, but there may be more to the story.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Fine-Print Focus: A Deeper Earnings Dive for Long-Term Investors April 3, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Long-term investors may be tempted to gloss over the minutiae, but the small print can often tell a company’s story. Learn some of the terms to know and why.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Financial Planning 101: Rising Rates and Long-Term Investors January 5, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

How might rate increases impact long-term investing decisions? What’s the impact of a rate hike on long-term savings?

4 min read  |  Investing Basics
Negative Interest Rates? Unlikely. Still, Investors Can Prepare May 2, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Negative interest rate policy is a fact in the eurozone and Japan. How has it affected those economies, and what might investors expect if such policy ever ar

6 min read  |  Federal Reserve
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