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.

 

Get Shawn’s perspective

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
Tools of the Trade (Earnings Trade That Is) November 23, 2015 8:20 AM   |  

Earnings—a quarterly company check-up— are one of the most important “known” events that allow traders to align a strategy on the thinkorswim platform.

3 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
The Word of the Herd: Trading by Social Media Committee April 8, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

As social media matures, so have so-called investment “clubs.” There’s really no member limit in chat rooms, social media platforms (e.g., Twitter), or in crowdsourcing trading ideas. But how do you sort through the noise?

5 min read  |  thinkorswim Platform
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