MWE SHORT: JJ Kinahan – Seeking Opportunity Everywhere in the Market

“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 2017 in New York, JJ Kinahan, then the 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, but he made up for it by working harder than anyone else. Besides outworking everyone, Kinahan believes no one should have a better attitude than you. 

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MWE SHORT: Ben Van Vliet – The Nature of Competition

MWE SHORT: Ben Van Vliet – The Nature of Competition

“You can’t tell Derrick Rose or LeBron James he’s not allowed to fake out an opponent.”

Ben Van Vliet, Assistant Professor and Associate Director at the Illinois Institute of Technology, discusses the nature of competition in the financial industry and the impact of deception in the markets.