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Building a Foundation – JB Mackenzie Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“Ask yourself if you’d be interested in an operations or compliance job. Because that gives you a foundation to help you excel.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, JB Mackenzie, director of futures and forex at TD Ameritrade, talks about the importance of understanding every detail about the technology influencing your industry of choice and how it can be a useful springboard for a successful career.   Mackenzie went to college in hopes of becoming a doctor, but after taking organic chemistry, he realized it wasn’t for him. He went into consulting in New…

Seeking Opportunity Everywhere in the Market – JJ Kinahan Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“The greatest expression I’ve ever heard is, ‘The harder I work, the more opportunity I get.’” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, JJ Kinahan, managing director and chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade, talks about seizing opportunity in every corner of the markets. Kinahan grew up in a large Irish-American family, and figured he would become a carpenter or an electrician. Instead, he landed a job at the CBOE one summer and never looked back. Kinahan says in the early part of his career he was never the smartest guy in the room,…

Millennials and Options: A Perfect Match? Blog,Commentary,Feature,Options

Every business wants to capture the millennial customer. Millennials, loosely defined as those born between 1980 and 2000, are the largest generation on record and are set to inherit some $30 trillion. The generation’s (eventual) inherited wealth and sheer size demand that those in the options industry, and financial services as a whole, pay attention to their different demands and needs. This generation largely doesn’t trust the old guard or their business models. They witnessed the financial crisis in ‘08 during their formative years. Commissions? Phone calls to customer support? Fees? A human advisor? Millennials want little from traditional broking…

Freakish Peace Envelops Bull Market as Eighth Year Rolls By; While Donald Trump may have stocks up, some hedge funds managers are bracing for a selloff; Fed Takes Fear Out of Markets as Volatility Plunges in Bonds, FX Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Long-Time Options Industry Leader Gina McFadden is First Woman to Receive 2017 Sullivan Award OCC OCC, The Options Industry Council (OIC) today announced that Gina McFadden, a long-time leader in the U.S. listed equity options industry, will be the first woman to receive the 2017 Joseph W. Sullivan Options Industry Achievement Award. This award is given to individuals in recognition of outstanding contributions to the U.S. options industry. The award will be presented at the 35th Annual Options Industry Conference on May 12 in Scottsdale, Arizona. jlne.ws/2mYvRoO ****SD: Congratulations! She is also our MarketsWiki Page of the…

An Options Contract That’s Not for the Faint of Heart; Why A Resilient Risk Management and Internal Control Infrastructure Matters; “Election Certainty” Not Showing Up In SPX Options Market Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Last Chance to Sign Up For London MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Event By John J. Lothian On Friday the registration for the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity event in London will close. You can still sign up your interns, newer employees or anyone interested here. The event is FREE and not to be missed. We have a great line-up of speakers, though we have a couple of changes to announce. Paul Christensen and Jeremy Grant had to step aside as conflicts came up. The FT’s Phillip Stafford has agreed to step in for Mr. Grant. We…

JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade – Seeing Opportunity Everywhere in the Market Feature,Mwiki,Video

“I don’t care what job you have, I don’t care where you are at, you basically hate 25 percent of what you do. Twenty-five percent of your job you’d probably do for free. It’s fun, it’s great, it’s why you get up in the morning. So, now you have a challenge — the 50 percent in the middle.  The 50 percent in the middle, your opportunity is to say, ‘You know what? I’m going to make this fun somehow.’” Since starting at CBOE as a trader when he was 21, JJ Kinahan has made his career fun.  And if people…

FCM Outlook 2016: Brokers Finding New Fields Of Green Blog,Commentary

Futures Commission Merchants have not had an easy time of it in the years since the 2008 Financial Crisis and the subsequent regulatory and interest rate avalanche. For many firms, it’s been a perfect storm of financial crisis, low to no interest rates and volatility, and an ongoing crush of new rules and regulations from U.S. and European regulators. For some firms, the combination has been stifling, while others have shut down or sold out to other, stronger players. In January, the number of FCMs stood at around 60, down from 139 in 2008, according to data from the National…

Bite Sized: TD Ameritrade’s FCM Looks for Bigger Slice of Retail Pie Blog,Commentary,Special Report

Who says there aren’t any retail futures customers out there? Not TD Ameritrade. The online discount brokerage has built a steady book of futures business over the past several years as it looks to grow in the derivatives trading space. TD Ameritrade offered futures trading for more than five years as an FCM broker-dealer before altering its business structure in late 2014. TD Ameritrade Inc., which served as the FCM BD, was changed to a standalone FCM called TD Ameritrade Futures & Forex LLC, allowing the entity to become more efficient in dealing with regulatory obligations.   Those efforts along…

Bite Sized: TD Ameritrade’s FCM Looks for Bigger Slice of Retail Pie Blog,Commentary,Special Report

Who says there aren’t any retail futures customers out there? Not TD Ameritrade. The online discount brokerage has built a steady book of futures business over the past several years as it looks to grow in the derivatives trading space. TD Ameritrade offered futures trading for more than five years as an FCM broker-dealer before altering its business structure in late 2014. TD Ameritrade Inc., which served as the FCM BD, was changed to a standalone FCM called TD Ameritrade Futures & Forex LLC, allowing the entity to become more efficient in dealing with regulatory obligations.   Those efforts along…