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JJ Kinahan
Chief Market Strategist, TD Ameritrade

About JJ Kinahan

JJ began his career as a Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) market maker in 1985. He also worked for ING Bank and Blue Capital, and was Managing Director of Option Trading for Van Der Moolen USA. In 2006, he joined thinkorswim®, which TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. acquired in 2009. After leading the Educational Events team, he became Managing Director of Active Trader Services in 2009.

A 30-year trading veteran based in Chicago, JJ is a CNBC "Fast Money" guest and is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Reuters News.

As Chief Market Strategist at TD Ameritrade, JJ is a frequent contributor to The Ticker Tape. His column, Daily Market Update, helps readers prepare for the trading day ahead.

As Host of Real Talk with JJ Kinahan, a weekly talk show on TD Ameritrade Network, JJ looks at the big picture of trading trends and chats with key influencers in the trading world. Real Talk with JJ Kinahan airs every market day at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm CT on TD Ameritrade Network.

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Get JJ’s perspective

Beltway on Speed Dial: Wall Street Senses New Stimulus Amid Threats of More Layoffs October 1, 2020 9:19 AM   |  

Banks, travel, and leisure stocks could get a lift today as investors sense better chances of another fiscal stimulus package emerging from Washington. Meanwhile, jobless claims remain high ahead of tomorrow’s payrolls report.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Quarter Flip: As Q3 Ends, Investors Focus on Contentious Debate That Failed to Resolve Concerns September 30, 2020 9:20 AM   |  

The quarter ends with markets pointing downward following last night’s contentious debate that failed to paint a real picture of what candidates see for the future. Disney layoffs add another negative element.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
Earnings Season and a Big Election Could Spell Volatility in October September 29, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Our chief market strategist breaks down the day's top business stories and offers insight on how they might impact your trading and investing.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
“Flat Tuesday” Could Follow “Merger Monday” as Caution Emerges Ahead of Presidential Debate September 29, 2020 9:18 AM   |  

It could be a slow day on Wall Street as trepidation ahead of tonight’s debate forces the market to drift around looking for direction. Fed speakers are lined up, along with Micron earnings.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
October Outlook: After a Shaky September, Volatility Looms Ahead of Election, Earnings September 28, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

It’s been a wild year so far with the pandemic, and now a presidential election is just a few weeks away. Between election news, earnings season, and hopes for a vaccine, October seems to promise plenty of action. And volatility.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
Momentum Monday: Encouraging Chinese Data, Stimulus Hopes Help Boost Market September 28, 2020 9:29 AM   |  

The market seems to be seeing momentum carry over from Friday’s strong session. Investors appear to be encouraged by Chinese industrial profit data and stimulus bill comments from key leaders.

5 min read  |  Daily Market Update
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