An options industry veteran, JJ Kinahan started his trading career in 1985 at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). As a market maker, he traded primarily on the floor in the S&P 100 (OEX) and S&P 500 (SPX) pits. Later, he worked for ING Bank and Blue Capital. He then became managing director of options trading for Van der Moolen, USA.
In 2006 JJ joined the Chicago-based options trading brokerage firm thinkorswim where he served many roles, including developing educational content and helping build the tools that are integrated into the thinkorswim® platform today. JJ is now chief market strategist for TD Ameritrade, which acquired thinkorswim in 2009.
JJ is a frequent CNBC guest, a Forbes contributor, and often quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Reuters, and many other respected media outlets. He is on the Advisory Board at the CBOE. When not busy working or trading, he is an avid Chicago sports fan who enjoys reading, fishing, and spending time with his wife and three children.