JJ Kinahan

JJ Kinahan

Joe Kinahan (JJ), Chief Derivatives Strategist for TD Ameritrade, began his career as a Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) market maker in 1985, trading primarily in the S&P 100 (OEX) and S&P 500 (SPX) pits. While spending his time there primarily as an independent market maker, he also worked for ING Bank, Blue Capital and was Managing Director of Option Trading for Van Der Moolen, USA. In 2006, Kinahan joined the thinkorswim Group, which was eventually acquired by TD Ameritrade. After leading the Educational Events Team, serving to implement the instructional path for thousands of investors throughout the United States, in 2009 he became the Managing Director of Active Trader Services Kinahan, a 26-year trading veteran, is a CNBC Regular and is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Reuters News, along with many other respected media outlets. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at NYSE ARCA and is a member of the Arbitration Committee at the CBOE. His licenses include the 3, 4, 7, 24 and 66.

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Doves and Bulls Prevail, But Market Tests Loom

Ms. Yellen’s magic touch is back. Her dovish tenor came through in the Fed’s March meeting minutes released Wednesday and the market responded much like they did in the early days of her chairmanship – with a rally. There are convincing signs behind yesterday’s move, including the fact that 1845 support in the S&P 500 [...]

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Can S&P 500 Bounce From 1850?

Stock indexes snapped a three-day skid with mild gains Tuesday, a move that allowed the S&P 500 to close clear of a key technical level at 1850. Its pursuit of 1900 has been slow going as Q1 wrapped and Q2 kicked off. Market nerves eased Tuesday, which could bode well for a fresh charge higher [...]

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A Great week to be a Trader

This is going to be a fun week to be a trader.  The fairly flat week we just experienced in the overall market has been uninteresting; it may seem as though there hasn’t been a lot to do.  However, as there were so many great earning stories this past week, it turned out to be [...]

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Earnings, Earning and More Earnings

It is that time of year again. We are fresh off the Employment Report, it’s the end of the quarter and the Chicago’s BlackHawks have won the Stanley Cup Championship.  The next thing to look forward to is Earnings Season.  Alcoa Inc. (AA) are typically the first to report earnings each quarter, like the ceremonial [...]

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Long Weekend

Options traders everywhere become very happy on a day like Wednesday May 22 as we see the VIX suddenly move to the upside.  However, this is one of those situations in which you have to be very careful of the trend.  The reason being we have a 3 day holiday weekend on the horizon. These [...]

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The Week Ahead

Editors Note:  We would like to welcome JJ Kinahan and his Crew from TD Ameritrade to the CBOE Options Hub.  JJ began his career as a CBOE market maker in 1985, trading primarily in the S&P 100 (OEX) and S&P 500 (SPX) pits. He also worked for ING Bank, Blue Capital and was Managing Director [...]