Shawn Cruz
Head Trading Strategist, TD Ameritrade

About Shawn Cruz

As Head Trading Strategist and Director of Derivative Strategy, Shawn is responsible for overseeing the development of the trader offering at TD Ameritrade, Inc. with a focus on products and platforms. He is also a regular contributor to shows on TD Ameritrade Network, media affiliate of TD Ameritrade, Inc., and appears frequently on media outlets such as CNBC and Yahoo Finance.

Shawn joined TD Ameritrade in 2011, and over the course of his tenure, he has held positions in Client Services, Education, Product Development, and Market Structure.

Shawn graduated from Illinois State University with a BBA in finance and economics and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He holds Series 7, Series 24, Series 63, and Series 66 industry licenses.

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

Get Shawn’s perspective

Stock Futures Dip as Rate and Inflation Worries Frame 2022’s 2nd Half July 1, 2022 11:00 AM   |  

With a history-making second quarter in the books, stock futures slipped before Friday’s open and the three-day weekend. Next week’s jobs report will be a crucial start to a busy July for jobs, interest rate decisions, and earnings reports.

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Stock Futures Slide as Markets Wrap Up a Tough 1st Half June 30, 2022 12:26 PM   |  

A slightly slower PCE Inflation number spoke louder today than central bankers did yesterday as global markets gave in to their economic worries on the last day of a very tough quarter and first half for the markets.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
July Outlook: Does a Bear Market Mean Recession? June 29, 2022 12:44 PM   |  

After a rough June, investors may be happy to move into July, but many of the same issues will still follow as recession talk has ramped up.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Equities Edge Higher as Positive Trade and China News Lift the Market June 28, 2022 10:57 AM   |  

Loosening of COVID-19 restrictions in China and a better trade deficit report set the stage for a higher open Tuesday, but there’s plenty of fresh economic news in store for the market before the holiday.

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Investors Hope Fed Turns Dovish Based on Latest Economic Signals June 27, 2022 11:02 AM   |  

Stock futures move higher before the open as investors hope to extend Friday’s relief rally and await plenty of economic signals this week.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Fed Talk Calms Markets as Investors Look to Michigan Consumer Sentiment Data June 24, 2022 10:40 AM   |  

Stock futures moved ahead this morning after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s tough talk on inflation to Congress, but investors really want to see what’s in today’s final Michigan consumer sentiment report.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Market Pauses Rally Ahead of Powell’s Round 2 June 23, 2022 9:53 AM   |  

Equity index futures were slightly higher ahead of Thursday’s opening as investors brace for another day of congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Equity Index Futures Fall Ahead of Fed Chair Powell’s Congressional Testimony June 22, 2022 9:43 AM   |  

Ahead of Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony today before Congress, equity index futures pointed lower before the open, suggesting that stocks are unlikely to follow through on yesterday’s gains.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Equity Index Futures Rally After Holiday Weekend With Breakup News From Kellogg June 21, 2022 9:53 AM   |  

A three-day weekend may have helped reset investor expectations as stocks bounced back early from last week’s selloff with positive announcements from Kellogg and Lennar.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Equity Index Futures Point To a Higher Open But Triple Witching and the Upcoming Three-day Weekend May Drive Volatility June 17, 2022 9:55 AM   |  

Stocks look to bounce back after Thursday’s selloff, but triple witching and a three-day weekend could spark more market volatility.

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