JJ Kinahan Chief Market Strategist

JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade

Chief Market Strategist, Managing Director

JJ Kinahan, Chief Market Strategist at TD Ameritrade, is a veteran with more than 30 years as a trader. He 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 most of his time there 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. 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.

JJ authored the book Essential Option Strategies, is a CNBC regular, a Forbes contributor, and is frequently quoted in respected media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Reuters News.

He is a member of the Cboe Advisory Board and the SIFMA Options Committee, and holds Series 3, 4, 7, 24, and 66 licenses.

For the latest market observations and information, follow JJ on Twitter, @TDAJJKinahan.

Getting to Know JJ

Learn how JJ got his start trading options and how he uses his experience to help people like you trade with confidence.

Cboe Trading Pit

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