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.
Technology and financial shares led the way down in a volatile trading session, to cap an already tough week for stocks.
Trade fears still stalk Wall Street Friday, but positive news includes Nike earnings and durable goods. Volatility remains elevated.
Trade fears stalk Wall Street early Thursday as the administration plans to impose tariffs on China. Key earnings also on the calendar.
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.
Markets in Waiting Game as Fed Decision on Interest Rate Direction Looms
Nike Inc. (NKE) reports fiscal Q3 earnings on Thursday, March 22 after market close. What might be expected for its Q3 fiscal 2018 report?
Tech Shares Lead Fall in Volatile Monday; Fed Meeting Ahead
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.
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.
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