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JB Mackenzie
Managing Director, Futures & Forex, TD Ameritrade

About JB Mackenzie

JB Mackenzie is the Managing Director for Futures & Forex, TD Ameritrade Futures and Forex, LLC. He serves as a contributor on Futures with Ben Lichtenstein as well as a studio guest on numerous TD Ameritrade Network programs, media affiliate of TD Ameritrade.

Mackenzie joined TD Ameritrade as Director of Futures and Forex in 2011. JB has worked at firms such as MF Global, Penson GHCO, and Goldenberg Hehmeyer, where his focus was on trading software, operations, and product development.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology from Middlebury College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Mackenzie holds the FINRA Series 3 and 34 U.S. securities industry licenses.

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VIX Options, VIX Futures, and Mini VIX Futures: Casting a Wide Volatility Net October 5, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Learn how the VIX, VIX futures, and VIX options work together to help traders increase market awareness, make more informed options trading decisions, and employ trading strategies.

7 min read  |  Futures
Investor’s Manual: What Is Cryptocurrency? April 1, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Understanding the basics of cryptocurrency. This is a brief cryptocurrency 101 defining what is cryptocurrency.

1 min read  |  Forex
State of Bitcoin, Blockchain: After the Cryptocurrency Gold Rush December 24, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Interest in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies reached a fevered pitch in early 2018, as prices soared and two U.S. exchanges began listing futures products on bitcoin. As prices have fallen, is the bloom off the rose?

5 min read  |  Forex
Eyeing Digital Future: TD Ameritrade's Strategic Investment in Cryptocurrency Trading Exchange October 3, 2018 8:20 AM   |  

On Oct. 3, 2018, TD Ameritrade announced a strategic investment in ErisX, a regulated derivatives exchange and clearing organization that will list cryptocurrency spot and futures contracts on a single platform.

2 min read  |  Forex
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