Joe Kinahan

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Joe Kinahan
Occupation Chief Strategist and Managing Director, Market Structure Strategy & Client Advocacy
Employer TD Ameritrade
Location Chicago

Joe Kinahan (aka JJ) is a 30-plus-year trading veteran who is chief strategist and managing director of market structure strategy and client advocacy for TD Ameritrade.

He is a frequent guest on CNBC and a contributor to Forbes. He is a member of TD Ameritrade’s government relations team and a member of the CBOE Arbitration Committee, OIC Roundtable and Board of Directors member at NYSE ARCA Equities and Options. His licenses include the 3, 4, 7, 24 and 66.


Kinahan began his career as a Chicago Board Options Exchange market maker in 1985, trading primarily in the S&P 100 (OEX) and S&P 500 (SPX) pits. He was primarily an independent market maker, but he also worked for ING Bank, Blue Capital and was managing director of option trading for Van Der Moolen, USA.

In 2006, Kinahan joined thinkorswim Group, which was later acquired by TD Ameritrade. After leading the Educational Events Team, in 2009 he became the managing director of active trader services.