JJ Kinahan

Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist

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JJ Kinahan is a more than 30-year trading veteran who 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 and Blue Capital, and was Managing Director of Options Trading for Van der Moolen, USA. In 2006, Kinahan joined the thinkorswim Group, which was eventually acquired by TD Ameritrade.

Kinahan oversees market structure at TD Ameritrade and leads the firm's client advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, where he voices the needs of retail investors. Kinahan is also a CNBC regular, a Forbes contributor and is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and by Reuters News, along with many other respected media outlets. He is a CBOE Advisory Member and SIFMA Options Committee member. His licenses include the 3, 4, 7, 24, and 66.


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