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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Late Day Blues: Financials, Tech Lead Stocks Lower; Volatility Spikes March 23, 2018 11:55 AM   |  

Technology and financial shares led the way down in a volatile trading session, to cap an already tough week for stocks.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Playing Defense: Trade Fears Still Have Market On Edge, Volatility Elevated March 23, 2018 5:40 AM   |  

Trade fears still stalk Wall Street Friday, but positive news includes Nike earnings and durable goods. Volatility remains elevated.

8 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Nerves Flare Amid Concerns Over Potential Trade Battle With China March 22, 2018 5:40 AM   |  

Trade fears stalk Wall Street early Thursday as the administration plans to impose tariffs on China. Key earnings also on the calendar.

8 min read  |  Daily Market Update
No Shocker Here: Fed Raises Interest Rate, Indicates 2 More to Come in 2018 March 21, 2018 12:00 PM   |  

As widely expected, the Federal Open Market Committee raised target for Fed funds up a quarter-point to 1.5%-1.75%; said it expects to raise rates three times in 2019.

6 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Tick, Tick, Tick: Markets Hover over Flat Line Ahead of Fed Rate Decision March 21, 2018 5:47 AM   |  

Markets in Waiting Game as Fed Decision on Interest Rate Direction Looms

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Nike Earnings Preview: What Might Be Expected for Fiscal Q3? March 21, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

Nike Inc. (NKE) reports fiscal Q3 earnings on Thursday, March 22 after market close. What might be expected for its Q3 fiscal 2018 report?

3 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Social Dive: Facebook, Big Tech Weigh Stocks Monday; Fed Watch Begins March 20, 2018 5:37 AM   |  

Tech Shares Lead Fall in Volatile Monday; Fed Meeting Ahead

6 min read  |  Daily Market Update
All Aboard For Fed Week: Hike Seen Amid Hopes For Clarity On Economic Path March 19, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

A rate hike is expected when the Fed meets this week, according to Fed funds futures. But a lot of questions about the economy loom ahead of the decision.

9 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Housing, Quadruple Witching In Focus As S&P 500 On Four-Day Loss Streak March 16, 2018 5:20 AM   |  

Housing numbers this morning are the main data point to watch, while volume and volatility might be higher than normal today due to quadruple witching.

8 min read  |  Daily Market Update
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
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